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Congo and Rwanda
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Rwanda is one of only two countries in which mountain gorillas can be visited safely, and visitors pay for gorilla tracking permits. Music and dance are an integral part of Rwandan culture, particularly drums and the highly choreographed indore dance. Traditional arts and crafts are produced throughout the country.

What's Included?

* All meals as per itinerary
* Accommodation as per itinerary
* All activities as mentioned in the tour description


5 days

Destination Covered

Rwanda, Gisenyi, Lake Kivu, Mount Nyiragongo and Virunga National Park

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu
Our tour guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to Gisenyi via Ruhengeri. A very interesting cultural activity in Ib’iwachu Village in Ruhengeri is a highlight you may wish to incorporate in your itinerary. While in Gisenyi, you may also wish to enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Kivu. Overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena /Lake Kivu Lodge (Luxury) /Mbiza Hotel

Day 2: Climb Nyiragongo volcano
Climb to the crater of Nyiragongo (5-6 hours) following an impressive trail through a tropical rainforest, and then through the lava flows of 2002 and volcanic desert. Overnight stay at the crater rim with views of the lava lake.

Day 3: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano back to Goma town for an overnight. Overnight stay at Mikeno Lodge/ Lake Kivu Lodge (Luxury) /Mbiza Hotel (mid-range)

Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Virunga national park (Park National des Volcans )
The Virunga national park is the only conservation area three taxa of Great Apes – Eastern Lowland Gorillas (Grauer’s gorillas), Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees. Okapi, an antelope similar closer to a zebra and giraffe is also present in this park. other wildlife include savanna elephants, hippos and lions. Enjoy at least an hour in the presence of gorillas. Overnight stay at Mikeno Lodge/ Lake Kivu Lodge (Luxury) /Mbiza Hotel (mid-range)

Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali for a city tour and airport drop.

1. All climbs begin promptly at 10:00 am. Late arrivals will not be allowed to climb and permits are non-refundable. For security reasons, there will be no exceptions. The Kibati ranger station, which is the trailhead for Nyiragongo, is approximately 30 minutes from Goma by car. All climbers must check in at the Kibati station by no later than 9:15 am on the day of their climb. Climbers typically descend the volcano at between 6:30 – 7:00 am the next morning and arrive back at Kibati station by 11:30 am. If one intends to fly out of Kigali on the same day, please make sure not to schedule your departure flight before 6 pm.

2. Trekkers are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° – rated sleeping bag). Temperatures at the summit are routinely below freezing. Although most people arrive at the summit sweating from the steep climb, this sense of warmth quickly gives way to cold. A complete change of base layers is a must. Failure to bring proper gear will lead to hypothermia. Please do not endanger yourself and others by coming unprepared for these conditions.

Guests staying at the Mikeno Lodge, Bukima Tented Camp or Tchegera Island Camp can arrange meal service for the trip, while those coming with tour groups must supply their own. There is no food service on Nyiragongo. Porters can be hired at the base of the climb to carry loads for $12/day ($24 for the overnight trip). The maximum weight that porters are authorized to carry is 15 kg.
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Reviews & References

Lara Weissenberger
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Consea and his team helped 7 of us to climb Kilimanjaro in May 2016. His team were well-organized and motivating. Consea met with us several times leading up to the trip in order to select the route with highest success rate, help us prepare our equipment and to ensure our training was appropriate. This ensured that our whole team summitted the mountain.

Considering the elevation and remoteness, the facilities and food were very good. Good quality tents were provided, and we had a mess tent to eat in at meal-times.

I highly recommend Consea and Summit Trails.

Dec 3, 2016