4 Days Congo Gorillas & Nyiragongo Safari

Experience traveling to Virunga National park, for not only gorilla tracking but also for the Nyiragongo hike. This is not only a stand-alone safari but also work as an extension to another safari! Enjoy a wonderful and memorable experience in the African oldest Misty National Park.

Is Escape To Africa a Gorilla Hiking Safari Company That Offers Congo Safaris?

Yes, Escape To Africa is a Gorilla Hiking Safari company that offers safaris in the Congo. We offer low-cost, eco-friendly and life-changing experiences that are unique to Africa. We have been in the business of offering unique and exciting tours for years and want to share our love of the African outdoors with you!

Our gorillas are found in the Lwiro Nature Reserve, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. We offer Gorilla Hiking Safari, with our expert guides. You will see gorillas, chimpanzees and other wildlife along the way! Save time and money by choosing to book through our website. We offer affordable, safe and professional gorilla tours in the Congo. Whether you are an individual or a group of friends looking to book an African adventure, our staff are always happy to help you plan your next adventure.

Do Gorilla Hiking Safaris Have Tours That Include Democratic Republic of Congo?

Yes, Gorilla Hiking Safaris helps you find the perfect trip for your needs and budget. Begin your adventure with an affordable, highly-rated, and unique gorilla trekking experience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or select from our other tours that include other fantastic wildlife destinations.

With Gorilla Hiking Safaris you can see gorillas up close in the wild at affordable prices! Our specially trained Gorilla Hiking Safaris experts will take you to see the critically endangered gorillas that live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You will see them feeding, playing and doing what they do in their natural habitat. Experience nature and reach new levels of nature and adventure with a gorilla tracking tour in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Are Gorilla Hiking Safaris Good For People Who Want To Go Hiking In Virunga National Park?

Yes absolutely! For all of our Gorilla Hiking Safaris we include a pre-walk in Virunga National Park. This adventure is meant to prepare you for the mountainous and rugged terrain of the rainforest and give you an idea of the animals you will see during your gorilla trek.

At Gorilla Hiking Safaris we share some tips on how to prepare for a hiking safari and show you what you will be able to see. Explore beautiful Africa from an insider’s perspective on this wildlife adventure with Gorilla Hiking Safaris. If you’re a person who enjoys the thrill of extreme adventure, then we’ve got you covered! Visit our website and find the best tours for an unforgettable vacation.

Can You Stay at the Mikeno Lodge While On a Gorilla Hiking Safari?

Mikeno Lodge, the third largest national park in the world, is about two hours from Kigali Rwanda. While you’re there, you can stay at the world’s only gorilla refuge and walk with the gorillas while on a Gorilla Hiking Safari. Walk through years of history and stay in a cabin built by the local people.

Are you planning to go on a Gorilla Hiking Safari? Mikeno Lodge is in the heart of the Congo Basin, with a diversity of activities for couples and families alike. At Gorilla Hiking Safari we offer accommodation for various jungle experiences including walking safaris, bird watching near the lodge and gorilla tracking at Mikeno Lodge National Park. Make your reservation today through our website.

Will There Be Car Services Provided With a Gorilla Hiking Safari?

No need to drive on a Gorilla Hiking Safari! You can explore the beautiful Tanzanian landscape on foot, with no other means of transportation required. This is a unique opportunity to see and learn about the natural wonders of Tanzania while searching for gorillas.

Invite your family, friends or co-workers on a Gorilla Hiking Safari in Rwanda. You will have the opportunity to meet and learn about gorillas through all of our gorilla treks. You may be wondering how you will get from your hotel to the forest, and if there will be car services provided with a Gorilla Hiking Safari, such as a shuttle service. Some Gorilla Hiking Safari have car transportation service, so be sure to ask about this when booking your tour.

What Gorilla Hiking Safaris Provide Options to See Congo Gorillas and Gorilla Tracking?

Gorilla Hiking Safaris offers gorilla tracking safaris and gorilla trekking safaris in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are an established and reputable company providing the option of seeing Congo gorillas and tracking gorillas. Our tours have an experience of gorilla trekking and gorilla tracking in Africa. If you are looking for a spectacular opportunity to see the great gorillas of Congo and enjoy a hands-on, personal experience like no other, look no further than Gorilla Hiking Safaris.

Gorilla Hiking Safaris connect travelers with trusted, experienced guides with a deep respect for these gentle giants and the wild forest, who can learn about the area, connect with local people, and offer a wide range of activities for your family. Contact us for a unique experience.

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking  
  • Day 4: Virunga then Departure

Especially created for:

  • Gorilla lovers
  • Adventurists
  • Experienced Hikers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
Early morning pick up by the Escape To Africa company representative from either a hotel in Kigali or Kigali Airport and drive to Goma border. Or if in Uganda, pick up by the driver / guide and drop-off drop at Bunagana border. Pick up from the border by the Virunga National park armed ranger guides at an agreed time while enjoying the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation as you continue to Virunga National park for an overnight.

  • Travel time: 3 ½ Hours (Kigali – Goma), 1 ½ Hours (Goma to Mikeno) – Rwanda
  • Travel Time: 25 minutes (Kisoro – Bunagana), 1 ½ Hours (Bunagana – Mikeno) – Uganda
  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
After an early morning breakfast transfer with packed lunch to Bukima park head offices. Gorilla briefing is done by park rangers after which rangers are assigned per trackers group. For those with heavy gadgets or need a pull and push, porters are available. Porters are from the local community and each carry a maximum of 15KGs. Only 1 hour is allowed in the company of the gentle creature but it takes 3 or more hours to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later relax at the Lodge, or take a stride to Kibati waterfalls, or engage in a guided forest nature walk.

  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Hiking Nyiragongo
With an early breakfast, set off for Nyiragongo base at Kibati. Arrival at 7AM, head to the park headquarters for registration and briefing before entering the forest. Depending on one’s determination and experience hike for 6 – 8 hours. On arrival at the top of the Volcanoes, enjoy the fascinating view of the lava lake.

  • Overnight at one of the shelters at Nyiragongo summit

Day 3: Descend Nyiragongo then Departure
Wake up as the sunrises and get ready to descend Nyiragongo. After finalising with the park office and ranger guides, transfer back to either Goma or Bunagana border for your next destination.

  • Travel Time: 1 ½ (Mikeno – Goma), 3 ½ Hours (Goma- Kigali)
  • Travel time:   1 ½ Hours (Mikeno – Bunagana), 25 minutes (Bunagana – Kisoro)
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Included in the above quote:

  • Our Quotes are offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla and Hiking Permit
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 4
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodge)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 4)
  • DR Congo Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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