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8 Days Nature tour itinerary for uganda: Meet Congo Primates And Hike Towards Nyiragongo Volcano

Kampala, Mbanza Congo, Kigali, Bukavu, Gisenyi, Goma, Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Virunga national park

Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Eco Tourism Tour
Meet Congo Primates and Hike towards Nyiragongo Volcano

Nyiragongo Volcano


Visit lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park, spot mountain gorillas, explore chimpanzee habituation in Virunga national park, and hike Mount Nyiragongo. 

DAY 01

Kigali – Bukavu

  • Have breakfast, and continue to Bukavu. 

  • Check in at Hotel Orchids for dinner and overnight stay in Bukavu. 

Meal plan: H/B

DAY 02

Bukavu – Kahuzi Biega – Lowland Gorilla Tracking

  • Early morning, transfer to Kahuzi- Biega National Park. 

  • After park ranger briefing, trek to see lowland gorillas. 

  • Transfer back to previous hotel after tracking the Eastern Lowland Gorillas. 

Meal plan: F/B.

DAY 03

Transfer from Bukavu to Gisenyi Beach Holiday

  • Meet tour guide at hotel in Bukavu, and transfer to Gisenyi, the largest port on Lake Kivu. 

  • Check in to Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight stay. 

Meal plan: F/B

DAY 04

Goma – Mikeno Lodge

  • Have breakfast, and proceed to Goma Congo border.

  • After clearing with the customs, get on the Virunga jeep and transfer to Mikeno Lodge for lunch.

  • Spend an evening enjoying the conservation work of the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center. 

  • Dinner and overnight stay at Mikeno Lodge.

Meal plan: F/B

DAY 05

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

  • Have an early breakfast, and transfer to Virunga National Park Headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking rules. 

  • Later, proceed to the jungle forest to search for the most endangered species of mountain gorillas with park rangers. 

  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: F/B

DAY 06

Chimpanzee Tracking

  • Have a wonderful Chimpanzee habituation experience in Virunga National Park. 

  • Overnight stay at Mikeno Lodge. 

Meal plan: F/B

DAY 07

Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park

  • After an early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing with park rangers. 

  • Start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano (climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). 

  • Hike through an impressive rain forest, continue on the lava eruption fissure, and reach the summit.

  • Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. 

  • Dinner and overnight in Nyiragongo Wooden Shelter at the crater.

DAY 08

Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano – Transfer Kigali

  • After an early morning breakfast, descend down from Nyiragongo. 

  • Meet driver for transfer back to Kibati and drive back to Goma.

  • Transfer back to hotel or Kigali airport. 

  •  End of services.

  • 3882 USD Per Adult
  • Ground transportation.

  • Accommodation and meals.

  • En-route luncheons.

  • Lowland gorilla permits $ 400 USD per person.

  • Mountain gorilla permits $ 400 USD per person.

  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience $ 100 USD per person.

  • Nyiragongo Hike $ 300 USD per person.

  • DRC Congo Virunga Tourist Visa $ 100 USD Per personMikeno Package $ 80 USD Per person.

  • Travel from Goma – Rumangabo.

  • Travel from Rumangabo – Bukima.

  • Travel Bukima – Rumangabo.

  • Travel from Rumangabo - Kibati.

  • Travel from Kibati – Goma.

  • Professional, English-speaking guide.

What to wear/bring:

  • Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the coolevenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Virungaand Nyiragongo. 

  • When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gotex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun, and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains.

  • Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required.

  • One medium sized duffel bag and one small daypack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. 

  • Laundry services are available at most accommodations.

  • You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. 

  • Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of the film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.

Kampala, Mbanza Congo, Kigali, Bukavu, Gisenyi, Goma, Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Virunga national park

Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Eco Tourism Tour

Contributed By

Gorilla Safaris

starting from
USD 3882
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.