Tour Overview

The 4 days Virunga safari is also known as a Mikeno mist package. It features Mountain gorilla tracking in Virunga national Park and the Nyiragongo hike. This 4 days Virunga safari package is highly recommended for nature and adventure lovers.

Mountain Gorilla. 4 Days Virunga Safari
Mountain Gorilla Virunga NP DRC. Photo by Adam Keifer

Tour Inclusions

  • Mountain gorilla permit
  • Volcano trek permit
  • Transport to and from Kibati Ranger Post
  • One night stay on Nyiragongo summit
  • Accommodation in Virunga National Park
  • DRC Visa

Tour Exclusions

  • Nyiragongo backpack
  • Porter fees
  • Rwanda Visas
  • Gratuities and anything of a personal nature.

Tour Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Virunga National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hike

Day 4: Descend the Volcano.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Virunga National Park

Arrive at Grande Barriere border crossing at 12:15 and ensure check-in with Virunga tourism office by 13:00. The tourism office is conveniently located in the Grande Barriere border post building, opposite passport control. Guests will receive gorilla and volcano trek permits at check-in which must be presented at the start of each trek. Once check-in is complete, visitors will be transported to Kibumba.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla tracking

After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, trekkers will head down the hill to meet their Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the gorilla group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with the gorilla family group, trekkers will make their way back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching.

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hike

You will be transported to the Kibati Ranger Post at 8:15am, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. On arrival to Kibati, guests will receive a briefing and will have the opportunity to hire porters. The climb up the volcano will take around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight on the summit.

Day 4: Descend the Volcano

In the early morning, guests will leave the crater rim and start the descent back to Kibati. Average descent time is four hours. Once at the bottom, guests will be transported back to Goma with drop-off at the Grande Barriere.

End of Tour.