Wildlife & Culture Tour

6 Days Congo tour, virunga national park,tchegera island,lake kivu,nyiragongo volcano

 Kinshasha, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

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Are you planning to complete the Congo primate safari adventure to visit the mountain gorilla tour in Virunga National Park tours, Hiking  Nyiragongo Volcano, Tchegera Island safari tour, and Lake Kivu safari tour.

Booking for this 6 Days Congo Gorilla Safari tour adventure to visit all the Congo National parks of Virunga national park  is a perfect decision to meet the man's closet cuisine 

As Ultimate wild safaris, we strongly recommend for you this  6 Days Congo tour, Virunga national park,tchegera island, lake Kivu, Nyiragongo volcano is an ultimate adventurer to climbing the active Nyiragongo volcano, tracking Mountain Gorilla at Virunga national park, relaxing day on Tchegera Island in Lake Kivu. This 6 Days Congo Gorilla trekking Safari tour to Virunga national park & climbing Mount Nyiragongo Volcano  Congo is a dream expedition that will take you to the highlights of Eastern Congo. You will have your personal tour guide with you during the entire tour to explain more about the country and its rich history.

This 6 Days Congo tour, Virunga national park,tchegera island, lake Kivu, Nyiragongo volcano tour has been designed with your comfort and sense of adventure in mind. You will have your private Ultimate Wild Safaris English-speaking guide with you at all times. He will make sure you have a hassle-free experience in this exciting off-the-beaten-track destination!

6 Days Congo tour, Virunga national park,tchegera island, lake Kivu, Nyiragongo volcano tour Highlights
• Ultimate wild safaris English-speaking guide. • Climb the active Nyiragongo volcano
• Mountain Gorilla permit

6 Days Congo tour, Virunga national park,tchegera island, lake Kivu, Nyiragongo volcano Itinerary in Summary:

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport, Have a Kigali city tour.

Day 2: Transfer to Virunga National Park. 

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla tracking at Virunga National Park.

Day 4: Climbing the Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 5: Descend, to Tchegera Island, relaxing

Day 6: relaxing, airport transfer to Kigali, end of the tour.

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Hiking boots: This is the most important item to be packed since gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park gorilla trekking carried out in these parks involves hiking in search of the mountain gorillas. And this because of the nature of the forest and the terrain, altitude, which requires trekkers to wear lightweight hiking boots for the activity. These hiking boots are a must as you choose what to pack for your gorilla trekking safari adventure in Congo's Virunga National Park

Rain jacket: You should also consider when packing your items for gorilla trekking safari as it is well concerned that Virunga National Park is a montane rain forest and rain can fall any time of the day and in order for you to be protected from rain, you need to pack your rain jacket. During peak season it’s when most travelers prefer to visit national parks. When you’re choosing what to pack for your gorilla trek in Virunga National Park never forget to pack a Rain Jacket or poncho.    

Cameras and extra batteries: Photography is very important to travelers along with your safari and you should make sure that you pack your cameras with extra batteries as you will acquire to take as many photographs in 1 hour for your future remembrance. Please you should not use flash cameras.

Garden Gloves: Garden Gloves are also important because they provide protection to your hand from touching dirty muds, or sharp sticks during your gorilla trekking experience. As your trekking in this forest, the area can be slippery and somehow you need to hold on just in case something happens. These gloves will, therefore, protect you from germs and other itching plants, trees that may scratch your hands. Please you must consider these gloves as an important packing item on your Congo gorilla safaris.

Physical Fitness: The traveler should note that this is an activity that has unpredictable timing, but it can take 30 to 8 hours while trekking depending on their previous location. So it requires your body to be physically fit in order to be able to found the habituated gorilla families. And for this case, you’re advised to carry some energy-giving supplements like snacks. Before embarking on your Congo gorilla trekking experience in the forest, you need to carry your packed lunch box, lots of mineral water bottles as you never know, when you will return to your lodge.

Long-Sleeved Shirt /Blouse/Trouser: Travelers are advised to pack their long-sleeved trousers, shirt/blouse /stocking for your next gorilla trekking. During your trekking activity, you should make sure that you wear your long trousers, blouses, stocking, and hiking boots to avoid insect bites such as safari ants entering your trousers of which jeans and katchi trousers can do it better.

Pair of Binoculars: Without forgetting the pair of binoculars which helps in giving out clear viewing of species in the forest. Virunga National Park has a good number of birds, and during your trek in search of Congo mountain gorillas, you will have an opportunity of viewing clear species of trees, birds, and wild animals.

Hat and Sun Glasses: Visiting Virunga National Park in dry seasons, you need to carry your hat to protect you from the strong sun rays and also sunglasses to protect you from direct sunlight. 

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5.0/5

(2 Reviews)

Tour Overview

Availability

Nov 18- Mar 17

Duration

6D/5N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Breakfast
  • SightSeeing
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Meals

Excluded

  • Camp Fire
  • Sports Elements

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Arrival in Kigali- Rwanda!
    The ultimate Wild Safaris driver guide will be at Kigali Airport to pick you up from your flight to your hotel for checking in. Depending on your arrival time you can visit some of Kigali’s craft markets, to browse amongst the pottery, carvings, batik, weaving, sculpture, musical instruments, leather, and fabrics on offer. Prepare to haggle. You will spend a night in the accommodation of choice it can be either budget, mid-range, and luxury.

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Transfer To Virunga National Park.
    Today you will meet with your Ultimate Wild Safaris driver guide who will transfer you to DR Congo. You will pass through the rolling hills of Rwanda to the border town of Goma. The Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and it is the most varied region on the entire continent and home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee. This park boasts the only glacier in Africa with its Rwenzori Mountains and has typical savanna grassland near Lake Edward and the Rwindi plains.

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
    In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred for an exciting activity of the day to track the mountain gorillas. Today you will stand eye-to-eye with the mountain gorillas of Virunga national park. This Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and the oldest national park on the African continent! It is a diverse protected area with the peaks of the Ruwenzori Mountains, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, forest, and even savanna areas. This national park has been hidden from the public for a long time due to civil war and unrest in Eastern Congo. At this moment it is fully operational and the perfect place to track the mountain gorillas in the wild. Starting at the headquarters in Rumangabo you will go for a challenging hike in search of these gentle giants.

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4: Nyiragongo Volcano
    In the morning after an early breakfast, your driver will be there to pick you up and drive you to the impressive Nyiragongo volcano. You will start hiking at 10 AM in the morning. You will get a backpack from Ultimate wild safaris which includes; a lunch package, warm fleece vest, and a sleeping bag. You will have a personal cook preparing a hot meal at the summit. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on the ground. Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It recently erupted in 2002 creating a mass destruction of Goma city where the lava lakes can still be seen and important buildings have been destroyed by it. In the evening you will reach the top with an extraordinary view of the crater filled with a sea of lava. You are one of the few persons to admire this spectacle. After a nice hot meal prepared by the cook, you will sleep in one of the huts on the crater rim. Please note that the huts on the crater rim are basic shelters.

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5: Relaxation at Tchegera Island
    In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the crater before you descend. Around noon you will be back at base camp. After this amazing experience, it is time to relax. Your driver/guide will take you to Goma harbor where you will take a short boat ride on the lake to Tchegera Island. The tented camp offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava. There is also an abundance of birdlife on the island. You can choose to relax on the beach or explore other parts of the island in a sea kayak or by paddleboard.

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6: Departure
    Today is, unfortunately, your last day with Ultimate Wild Safaris. Depending on your international departure at Kigali airport you can still have time to relax on the beautiful Tchegera Island or do an optional activity. Your tour leader will make sure you are at the airport in time to catch your flight home. Sadly this is where you say goodbye to Rwanda & DR Congo. It is possible to arrange a day room on one of the hotels in Kigali to refresh yourself before your flight.

  • Rai

    29th May, 2020

    Our guide, Moses, was an amazing host, always making sure we were comfortable and that we had a once in a lifetime experience. Working with the tour company was easy- they were quick to respond and answered all our questions,and making this trip happen.

    5.0
  • Natalia

    14th Apr, 2020

    I had the best experience in Congo , it’s a perfect package for a group , since I traveled with my friends and we all had fun ! Thank you Ultimate Wild safaris for making this trip happen !

    5.0