2 DAYS CONGO GORILLA ADVENTURE

1st Day: Kigali – Goma

Depart Kigali, drive to the border of Rwanda/DRC, Grand Bariere, La cornice,enter Goma town, and proceed to your hotel for the check in, afternoon city tour(optional) of Goma and surrounding environs including a visit to the Green lake and Black Lakes formed due to the volcanic eruptions.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

2nd Day: Gorilla trekking – Kigali

After an early breakfast depart for Parc National des Virunga, embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Drive back to Goma for lunch(own account). In the afternoon be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda. Proceed to Kigali.


2 DAYS NYIRAGONGO EXPRESS

1st Day: Kigali – Nyiragongo Volcano

Depart your hotel in Kigali at 0400hrs, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Grand Bariere/La cornice, after clearing with Customs, enter Goma then proceed to Kibati, where you will start the trek walking through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS –
Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking – Sleeping Bag, meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera and any other personal toiletries

Overnight: Crater Bandas

2nd Day: Descend – Kigali

Admire hot lava lake , before you descend the volcanoes, reach the foothill, then drive to Goma town, if time permits city tour of Goma, including visit to the Green and Black lakes , then proceed to the border enter Rwanda , drive back to Kigali.

Highlights

  • Largest Lava lake
  • Varied region of the continent
  • Active Volcano
  • Overnight at crater rim
  • Volcanic crater filled with rainwater
  • Side effects of the eruption

4 NIGHTS VIRUNGA GORILLAS & NYIRAGONGO HIKE

1st Day: Kigali – Goma

Depart Kigali, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Enter Goma town, and proceed to your hotel check in, afternoon city tour of Goma and surrounding environs including visits to the green and black lakes.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

2nd Day: Gorillas Trekking

After an early breakfast depart for Parc National des Virunga, embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Return to your Hotel/Lodge for lunch. Afternoon optional visit to a local King, interact with the local community.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

3rd Day: Volcano Hike

Depart your hotel in Kigali at 0400hrs, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Grand Bariere/La cornice, after clearing with Customs, enter Goma then proceed to Kibati, where you will start the trek walking through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS –

Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking – Sleeping Bag, meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera and any other personal toiletries

4th Day: After breakfast, descend the volcanoes, then drive to Goma town, lunch then proceed to the border, enter Rwanda then drive to Kigali.

Highlights

  • Africa Oldest Park
  • Rare Primates
  • Varied Region of the continent
  • Eye to eye with the mountain Gorillas
  • Accommodation on middle class Hotels
  • Largest Lava lake
  • Active Volcano
  • Overnight at crater rim
  • Side effects of the eruption

5 NIGHTS MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, NYIRAGONGO HIKE, IDJWI ISLAND VISIT & LOWLAND GORILLAS

1st Day: Kigali – Goma

Depart Kigali, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC,Grand Bariere/La cornice, after clearing with customs, enter Goma town, and proceed to your hotel check in, afternoon city tour of Goma town and surrounding environs.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

2nd Day: Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast depart for Parc National des Virunga, embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Return to your Hotel/Lodge for lunch. Afternoon optional visit to a local King, interact with the local community.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

3rd Day: Volcano Hike

Depart your hotel in Kigali at 0400hrs, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Grand Bariere/La cornice, after clearing with Customs, enter Goma then proceed to Kibati, where you will start the trek walking through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS –
Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking – Sleeping Bag, meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera and any other personal toiletries

4th Day: Volcano Descend

After breakfast descend the volcanoes, then drive to Goma town, Proceed to the shores of Lake Kivu, take an afternoon speedboat to Idjwi Islands – “Land beyond mist” Visit the King of the Island and witness how they perform Black magic and witchcraft.

Overnight: King’s Hotel

5th Day: Idjwi – Bukavu

After breakfast visit the town during morning hours, interact with local population – afternoon take a boat to Bukavu, if time permits optional city tour of Bukavu.

Overnight: Panorama Hotel

6th Day: Lowland Gorilla Trek

Breakfast drive to the Kahuzi Biega National Park enters the park for Gorilla trekking, later in the afternoon drive back to Bukavu town.

Overnight: Panorama Hotel

7th Day: Bukavu – Kigali

Drive to the border of DRC and Rwanda, enter Rwanda via Rusizi border post the drive to Kigali.

Highlights

  • Africa Oldest Park
  • Rare Primates
  • World Largest Gorillas
  • Varied Region of the continent
  • Eye to eye with the mountain Gorillas
  • Accommodation on middle class Hotels
  • Largest Lava lake
  • Active Volcano
  • Overnight at crater rim
  • Side effects of the eruption

10 DAYS GREAT LAKES PRIMATE SAFARIS

Day 1 – Arrival and Transfer

You will be met on arrival at Kigali Airport and drive to Rwanda/ Congo . Assisted to clear with customs and cross border entering the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

Day 2 – Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast depart for Parc National des Virunga and on to the starting point of your gorilla tracking experience. These gentle giants of the virunga are extremely rare. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. Later head back to your for lunch and afterwards dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

Day 3 – Mount Nyiragongo Hike

After an early breakfast; today is real adventure where you spend a day hiking the active Nyiragongo. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim.

The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS

Day 4 – Mount Nyiragongo Descend

After breakfast descend by 0700 hrs arriving at the trail head before lunch. Continue back to Goma City and time allowing enjoy Goma City tour before checking in for lunch.

Overnight: Shu Shu Guest House

Day 5 – Boat Transfer to Bukavu

After an early breakfast, catch a 0700hrs Speed-Boat at the shores of Lake Kivu for a 2.5hrs transfer to the southern part of Lake Kivu, Bukavu town.Undertake city tour of Bukavu thereafter proceed to your Hotel.

Overnight: Orchid Hotel

Day 6 – Lowland Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast, drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for the Eastern Lowland gorillas trekking; Spend 1hr watching at thereafter drive back to your hotel.

Overnight: Orchid Hotel

Day 7 – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast road transfer back to Rwanda via Rusizi border point, enter Rusizi then proceed to nyungwe forest. Afternoon optional walk to visit thr nearby Gisakura Tea estate.

Overnight: Gisakura Guest House

Day 8 – Chimpanzee Trekking

Take an early morning breakfast then with your packed lunch drive to this park for the starting point of your chimpanzee trek. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East and Central Africa and it is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity. Later depart for your nature walk visiting Kamiranzovu waterfall. The forest comprises amongst many things at least 200 tree species over 280 bird species and more than 100 different types of colorful butterfly which make it a true feast of the senses for the nature lover.

Overnight: Gisakura Guest House

Day 9: Canopy Walk and Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast experience the forest from a bird’s eye view: Canopy walking, hanging 60 meters above the forest floor between giant trees and towers. Thereafter have lunch before driving back to Kigali. Stops en route to visit the National Museum and the Ancient King’s palace. On arrival at Kigali check into your hotel.

Overnight: Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport

After breakfast drive to the airport to catch flight back home.


Red Rocks Initiative

Our Red rocks initiatives are not about adventure but also an experience and education of our cultural heritage, which signifies how the local community develops and become more responsible for protecting the environment. As you may be aware Poverty in rural areas is one of the main enemies of environmental protection, thus our initiatives are centered unto transforming Lives and to bring positive changes to the community around Volcanoes National Park.

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