4 days Le Petit virunga (Bukima package): This 4 days Le Petit virunga (Bukima package) is amongst the best packages booked in Virunga national park. The package includes 1 night at Mikeno lodge, 1 night at Bukima tented camp and 1 night at the summit of mount Nyiragongo. This 4 days Le Petit virunga (Bukima package) sets on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting from Goma at 11:15am.

4 days Le Petit virunga (Bukima package)
Gorilla Trekking

Highlights of 4 days Le Petit virunga (Bukima package)

  • Day 1: Pick up from Goma and transfer to Virunga national park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
  • Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hike (Ascend)
  • Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and be driven back to Goma


Day 1: Transfer from Goma to Virunga national park

Goma to Virunga national park: On day 1 of the safari, you will be ready for pickup from Goma at Rwanda Congo border by a convoy by 11:00am and be driven to Virunga national park via park headquarters to obtain your Gorilla trekking permit and Nyiragongo hiking permit then proceed to your lodge for check in and lunch at Bukima tented Camp.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Bukima Tented Camp

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park: Enjoy a heavy breakfast as early as possible on day 2 of the safari pack some snacks, drinking water to keep you hydrated throughout the trek and be driven to Bukima police patrol for a pre gorilla trekking briefing about the possible expectations, the dos and don’ts and all you need to know about the gorilla trekking in Virunga national park. After briefing, the porter will assist you in carrying the backpack then start the journey in the wild amidst security of armed rangers as you trek via different trails in search of habituated gorilla family for trekking. This takes about 2 to 7 hours or more depending on the fitness level of trekkers and the movement of a particular gorilla family.

4 days Le Petit virunga (Bukima package)
Gorilla Trekking in Virunga

During the trek, you will be in position to encounter with several species of fauna and flora and once you finally find the gorilla family, you will spend one hour within close vicinity of gorillas taking photographs and watching them as they move on with their daily life style in the wild feeding, grooming, breastfeeding, copulating among others. After the trek, you will be transferred to Mikeno luxury lodge for lunch. Later in the evening, you will have a visit to Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage to interact with these gentle primates that were rescued from poachers. Return to your lodge for dinner and grab a night sleep.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Mikeno luxury lodge

Day 3: Hike Mount Nyiragongo (Ascend)

Mount Nyiragongo hike: After breakfast at your lodge on day 3 of the safari, check out the lodge by 8:15 am and be driven to Kibati Ranger post where the trailhead for Mount Nyiragongo hike is situated. You will then meet with other hikers for briefing about detailed information regarding Mount Nyiragongo one of the most active volcano that last erupted in May 2021. Hire a porter and by 10:00am, you will start ascending together with the armed rangers and local guides. During the hike, look out for several wildlife species including primates, mammals, birds and the stunning views of the neighboring volcanoes in different parks. Along the hike, you will have 2 stopovers for lunch and relaxation as you proceed until the summit where you will spend an entire night.

Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Nyiragongo summit shelters

Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and drive back to Goma

Descend back to Kibati and transfer to Goma: Arise at the summit of Mount Nyiragongo on 4 of 4 days Le Petit Virunga (Bukima package), have breakfast and embark on a descent back to Kibati ranger post where you are expected by 12:00pm. Upon arrival at Kibati, you will be picked and driven back to Goma where our Rwanda safari driver with then receive you upon crossing into Rwanda for a transfer to Kigali. Lunch will be enroute and depending on your flight time, let your driver take you on a thrilling Kigali City tour as you explore one of the most beautiful and clean cities here you will visit some of the genocide that were put in place to commemorate the several Rwandese who were brutally murdered in cold blood during the 1994 genocide, visit some market centers like kimironko market, craft shops and many more to buy some souvenirs and finally be dropped off either at your preferred hotel in Kigali or direct at Kigali international airport for departures.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch


Inclusive in 4 days Le Petit Virunga (Bukima package)

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking permit
  • Nyiragongo hiking permit
  • Congo tourist Visa
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Ranger fees
  • All meals and accommodations as per itinerary
  • An English/ French speaking safari driver/ guide

Exclusive in 4 days Le Petit Virunga (Bukima package)

  • International travel visa and air ticket
  • Laundry
  • Life insurance
  • Tips and gratuity
  • All expenses of personal nature
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