Congo Gorilla Tours – Nyiragongo Hiking Trek in Virunga National Park
Planning to take triple gorilla safaris in Africa, combine your safari visiting Uganda, Rwanda & DRC Congo visiting all the gorilla national parks including the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo.
In Democratic Republic of Congo you can experience the gorilla trekking, chimpanzee habituation and Nyiragongo Volcano hiking trek and after this adventurous experience relax at the shores of Lake Kivu staying at the Tchegera Tended Camp.
On your Congo gorilla tours you can first visit the mount Nyiragongo hiking which starts from Virunga head offices in Goma, transfer to Kibati patrol starting point and by 10 am you should be at this point and hike takes 8 – 9 hours depending on the speed of participants in the group and then on the top enjoy the undulating aerial view of Goma town and the Lake Lava of the active Nyiragongo volcano.
Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato – volcano with an elevation of 3,470 metres (11,380 ft) in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda. The main crater is about two kilometres wide and usually contains a lava Lake. Read More
This lodge is located in Rumangabo and it is 01 hours drive from Goma border and it offers large bungalows and a good restaurant. The lodge and restaurant are located within a forest and offer beautiful views of the rift valley and the active Nyiragongo Volcano and Mikeno volcanoes. Nature walks and visits to local places of interest can be arranged. There is an abundance of bird life, as well as resident blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, and baboons. Chimpanzees are also frequent visitors to the area. On your stay at this lodge you can experience the gorilla conservation at Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center and enjoy the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience costing $ 100 USD per person.
Bukima Tented Camp
Just outside the Virunga National Park boundary lays the Bukima Tented Camp, which is one of the main starting point for Virunga mountain gorilla treks. The camp was originally built for researchers, but is now used primarily by gorilla trekkers.
Tchegera Island Tented Camp
This Camp is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma and relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano & gorilla trek in Virunga National Park. The camp is located off the northern shore of Lake Kivu, and the camp offers spectacular views of the Lake and 4 volcanoes and there are much variety of bird life species to spot on your holiday.