4 DAYS MIKENO MIST (MOUNTAIN GORILLAS & NYIRAGONGO HIKE)
4 days Mikeno Mist (Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo hike): This 4 days Mikeno Mist (Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo hike) is amongst the best Congo packages that are booked by tourists who wish to combine mountain Gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo hike.
This 4 days Mikeno Mist (Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo hike) includes 3 nights in the mighty virunga national park with 2 nights in Kibumba tented Camp a mid-range accommodation in Virunga national park and 1 night at the Summit of Mount Nyiragongo. This package sets off from Goma at Grande Barrie every Wednesday and Friday at 11:15am so ensure that by 10:30 am, you are already at the border for clearances and to catch the convoy in time.
Highlights of 4 days Mikeno Mist (Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo hike)
- Day 1: Pick up from Grande Barrie to 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 Grand Barrie to Virunga national park
Goma to Virunga national park: On day 1 of 4 days Mikeno Mist (Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Hike), you will be ready for pickup from Goma at Rwanda Congo border by a convoy by 11:15am 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 Kibumba Tented Camp.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Kibumba 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 4 days Mikeno Mist (Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Hike), 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.
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 spending an hour with these gorillas, you will return to your lodge for lunch and spend your evening at leisure
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Kibumba Tented Camp
Day 3: Hike Mount Nyiragongo (Ascend)
Mount Nyiragongo hike: After breakfast at your lodge on day 3 of 4 days Mikeno Mist (Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Hike), 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 Mikeno Mist (Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Hike), 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
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Inclusive in 4 days Mikeno Mist (Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Hike)
- Mountain Gorilla trekking permit
- Nyiragongo hiking permit
- 2 nights in Kibumba Tented Camp
- 1 night at the summit of Nyiragongo
- 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 Mikeno Mist (Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Hike)
- International travel visa and air ticket
- Porter hire fees
- Life insurance
- Tips and gratuity
- All expenses of personal nature such as emails, airtime, juices, cigarettes etc.