The 7 Days Rwanda Volcanoes and Nyiragongo hike takes tourists for mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, as well as Nyiragongo climb – an active eruptive mountain.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes NP
On arrival, you will be received and welcomed by our company representative before hitting the road to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze province. En route; enjoy the beautiful views of the rolling hills and green vegetation. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and assemble at the Kinigi park head offices by 7:00am for morning briefing on the trekking guidelines before taking onto your adventurous expedition. Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas; but once got, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving to the starting point (for Certificates of Participation) before retrieving your lodge. Later in the afternoon, head out for the Iby’wacu Cultural tour for a clearer understanding of the Rwandese Culture. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).
Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe NP
Enjoy your breakfast and with your tour guide, will hit the roiad to Nyungwe Forest NP, south east of Rwanda. En route, visit the Murambi genocide memorial site, Nyanza King’s palace. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).
Day 4: Chimps Tracking and Canopy Walk
After breakfast, you will assemble at the Nyungwe Forest Park offices to be briefed on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. Expect to view other wildlife species like velvert monkeys, baboons, among others during this search; enjoy an hour with the chimpanzees observing their behavior before retrieving to the starting point for your return to the lodge. In the afternoon, engage in a guided Canopy walk (and it’s not for the light hearted). Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).
Day 5:Transfer to Lake Kivu
After nreakfast, with your driver guide, will set off for Lake Kivu; driving southeast of Rwanda, take in the beautiful views of the rolling hills of the country side in thick green vegetation, en route stop over at the Nyanza King’s Palace and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site among others, bringing you to Lake Kivu shores in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury), Palm Gardens Resort (Midrange), Paradise Marahide (Budget)
Day 6: Nyiragongo Hike
Have breakfast and set off for Nyiragongo base mountain base in Congo at Kibati Mount. Upon arrival (7:00am), head to the headquarters for registration and briefing on the hiking exercise.aThe hike to the top lasts between 6 -8 hours with 4 breaks depending on one’s experience and capability. At the top of the volcano, take in the beautiful views overlooking the Virunga region. Dinner and overnight at the top of the Nyiragongo mountain.
Day 7: Descend the Nyiragongo Mountain and Departure
Rise to the humming birds and get ready for your hike down the Nyiragongo, on touching the base, check at the offices for registration and proceed with your road trip to Kigali for drop off at either a hotel / airport.
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