4 Days Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari
4 Days Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari: This 4 days, 3 nights Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari sets off from Goma to Virunga national park for Mountain Gorilla trekking, Mount Nyiragongo Hike and nature walk. This 4 days Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari comes with spend 2 splendid nights at the most stunning luxury hotel in Virunga national park, Mikeno lodge. You will as well be able to grab yourself a Nyiragongo Backpacker. This 4 days Congo safari sets off from Goma only 3 times a week that’s on Monday, Wednesday and Friday thus you ought to spend your overnight in Goma a day before you embark on your 4 days package. Virunga national park is the most visited park in Democratic Republic of Congo and the only place to encounter with endangered mountain gorillas in Congo. Another population of endangered mountain gorillas is situated in Uganda with in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga Gorilla national park as well as in Rwanda with in Volcanoes national park.
Highlights of 4 days Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari
- Day 1: Goma pick up to Virunga national park – Guided nature walks
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
- Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo Hike (Ascend)
- Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and be returned to Goma
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Goma pick up to Virunga national park – Guided nature walks
Transfer from Goma to Virunga national park: Be ready to be picked up from Goma on day 1 of 4 days Congo safari and set off on a transfer by a convoy to Virunga national park Congo with a stopover at park headquarters to obtain your gorilla trekking permit and Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit then proceed to check in Mikeno lodge for lunch. Later in the evening, embark on a guide nature walk to view stunning attractions with in the park on foot. You will watch and listen different bird species as well as spotting some mammals as you head to the waterfalls. Return to your lodge for a luxurious dinner and overnight sleep.
Accommodation: Mikeno lodge (Luxury)
Mal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
Gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park: On day 2 of 4 days Congo safari, arise for morning breakfast at your lodge, pack enough snacks, drinking water, lunch box and wear your gorilla trekking gears then meet the driver for a transfer to Bukima where briefing for mountain gorilla trekking is conducted. Meet other trekkers also attending the briefing after which you will be distributed to different gorilla families and allocated different rangers and off to the jungle starts the adventure as you walk up and down via different trails in search of Habituated gorillas. While trekking gorillas, remember to keep your voice low and remain in a group with other trekkers for safety and security purposes. Well the trek lasts from a few minutes to several hours always determined by the movement of Gorillas and the speed of trekkers in favor of the slowest person in the group. Upon finding gorillas, you will spend only 1 hour in presence of gorillas closely interacting with them, taking photographs (ensure that your camera flashlight is turned off) and watching gorillas as they play, feed, copulate, breastfeed, and sometimes fight amongst themselves and many more as they move on with their daily activities in the park. You will as well be able to encounter other forest dwellers such as mammals, birds, butterflies and many other stunning attractions in the park. Once 1 hour elapses, you will exit the forest and return to your lodge for a relaxed dinner and have an overnight sleep as above.
Accommodation: Mikeno lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo Hike (Ascend)
Mount Nyiragongo Hike (Ascend): On day 3 of 4 days Congo safari, wake up energized and ready for another fascinating challenge of ascending Mount Nyiragongo. Have your breakfast served, pack all that you will require at the summit of Nyiragongo including your Nyiragongo backpacker which is provided by the lodge and be driven to Kibati Ranger post where you will meet rangers and other hikers. Rangers will take you through a session of briefing about Nyiragongo, when it last erupted, possible encounters and many more. After briefing, you will start the hike via stunning vegetation cover in the forest where you will be spotting different wildlife species. As you ascend, you will enjoy a picnic lunch and proceed to reach the summit late in the evening. You will be welcomed by a stunning boiling lava lake that boils even more in case rain drops in giving that stunning views for photo taking. You will as well view the city of Goma.
Accommodation: Tent/ camping at the summit of Nyiragongo
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and be returned to Goma
Descend Mount Nyiragongo: After enjoying your breakfast at the summit of Nyiragongo on day 4 of 4 days Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari, meet other hikers to start descending from Nyiragongo back to Kibati where you will then be driven back to Goma to proceed with your journey probably to Kigali and your 4 days Le Petit Virunga Package Congo safari ends there.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
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Inclusive in 4 days Congo safari
- A 4×4 safari vehicle and fuel for all ground transportation
- Goma pick-up and drop-off
- Congo Mountain Gorilla trekking permit
- Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit
- All meals and accommodation as per itinerary
- Mount Nyiragongo backpacker
- Congo visa
- Convoy and security while in Congo
- Enough drinking water
Exclusive in 4 days Congo safari
- International travel visa and flight air ticket
- Tips & gratuity
- Other expenses of personal nature