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8 days Best of Congo Safari Tour

Our 8 Days Best of Congo Safari Tour will give you the best of Congo safaris, leading you t the best destinations, it highlights gorilla safaris, chimpanzee tracking, and nature viewing in Virunga National Park, and finish with hiking mountain Nyirangogo for scenic views.

Detailed 8 Days Best of Congo Safari Tour

DAY 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will brief you after taking you for a city tour in Kigali, visiting the Rwanda memorial genocide, markets, the national museum for historical events of the country

DAY 2: Drive to Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Flowing breakfast, you will be transferred to the Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary in Bukavuyou will have a chance to meet chimpanzees, enjoy sightseeing, the activity is a full day one, have some time to talk to researchers who will educate you more about the chimpanzees

DAY 3:Transfer to Goma

Following breakfast, we will embark on the Nyiragongo hike led by park rangers, you can hire a porter at the beging incase you feel the need for one, the path is easy although you will require physical fitness, the speed depends on the last person, nobody is left behind, along the trail, you will enjoy beautiful views of rare forest birds, and small mammal species, it will take 2-4 hours to reach the summit

DAY 4:Transfer to Goma

We will wake up to a mouth-watering breakfast, after which our guide will drive you to Goma, an optional boat safari on Lake Kivu and check-in at the accommodation that has been booked for your dinner

DAY 5:Transfer to Virunga National Park

After an early morning breakfast, we will drive through the beautiful sceneries to Virunga national park, it is one of the oldest conservation areas of Africa, stretching to the Semuliki valley

DAY 6:Mountain Gorilla Trekking

After an early morning breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for a morning briefing, you will be divided into groups of eight per gorilla family led by a park ranger  an hour is allowed with the mountain gorillas, take pictures, videos, but remember to avoid flash photography as the animals may fume about it .

DAY 7:Hiking to the summit of Nyiragongo Mountain

After morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters to begin the great trek, hiking to the summit takes 4-6 hours to witness this active volcano, beginning at the Kibati, trackers are led through by a park ranger guide, you can hire a porter to help carry luggage, you can carry your food or have the one prepared by the park team, climbing this mountain needs one to be physically fit so kindly prepare for it, spending the night at the summit while camping to watch the beautiful hot glaze of the volcanic crater.

DAY 8:Descending to the bottom – Departure

Breakfast and after which we will descend the volcano, you will have beautiful views of the Goma town, and the Virunga national park, arriving to meet our driver guide who will transfer you to Kigali international airport for departure, lunch en-route.

Tour Inclusives

  • All ground transportation.
  • Border crossing fees.
  • Park and conservation fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Water on board.
  • Meals and drinks as indicated in the travel plan.
  • Accommodation as identified.
  • Chimpanzee permit.
  • Gorilla permit.

Tour Excludes

  • Visa fees and air tickets.
  • Meals and drinks not included in the travel plans.
  • Gratitude and tips to hotel staff.
  • Extra costs as a result of personal delays.
  • Item of personal nature.

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