If you are after immersing Virunga’s natural wonders at your pace, this is the best package to take. It includes one night at Bukima tented camp, three night at Mikeno Lodge, two Gorilla treks in Virunga and one night at the top of Nyiragongo. This customized package departs Goma at 11:00am on Monday and Wednesday.
Day1: Cross Goma border to Mikeno
Early in the morning at 10:00am cross border and ensure to check in at Virunga office by 11:00am. At the office, staff will provide you with the two Gorilla and one Nyiragongo hike permit you must present before the trek.
After check-in, you will be transferred up to Mikeno lodge in Rumangabo. Check in at the lodge for lunch, relaxation, explore nearby natural trials or you can do some bird watching if you are lover of birds.
Day2: First Gorilla trek.
Early in the morning after breakfast at Mikeno, you will transfer to Bukima ranger post for a short briefing about Gorilla Trek. Later you will start the Journey to the Jungle in search for the Gorillas. After locating them, you are allowed in their presence for only one hour and after return to the lodge for relaxation or explore beautiful parts in Bukima.
Day3: Second Gorilla Trek.
Next day you will do a second Gorilla trek visiting another Gorilla family and after return to Bukima for Lunch. Later you will be transferred to Mikeno Lodge. In the afternoon, you are free to explore more of the captivating area near Mikeno Lodge.
Day4: Relax at the Lodge.
After two consecutive days of trekking Gorillas, this day is reserved for relaxation at the Mikeno Lodge as you get prepared for the strenuous Nyiragongo hike.
Day5: Nyiragongo Hike.
Have breakfast in the morning and later you transfer to Kibati ranger post for the briefing before hike. On arrival, you are briefed and advised to hire a porter. Then the Journey to the top starts – it is strenuous but rewarding once you reach the top.
Day6: Return back to Kibati
Early in the morning, you will pack all your belongings and start the Journey back to Kibati. From Kibati, Virunga transports up to Goma border to meet your driver guide on Rwanda side for the scenic drive back to Kigali.
The package includes:
- Airport Pick & Drop
- Transportation from Kigali & Back
- Three nights’ accommodation at Mikeno Lodge
- One-night accommodation at Bukima Tented Camp
- Two gorilla trek permits
- One volcano trek permit
- One-night stay on Nyiragongo summit
- All ground transportation in Virunga.
- Porter Fees
- Personal Expenses
- Travel insurance
- Luxury Drinks
- Flight tickets.