Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Kigali and transfer to Gisenyi just near the DRC boarder arriving in good time for lunch and relaxation at the beach with many other optional activities. Dinner and overnight stay at Ubumwe Hotel.
Day 2: Nyiragongo Hike
Wake up to an early breakfast and cross the border by 8:30am and proceed Kibati ranger post to begin your Nyiragongo hike with overnight at the summit.
Day 3: Transfer to Bukima Tented Camp
Today, you descend down from Nyiragongo and transfer to Bukima Tented Camp in preparation for the next day’s Gorilla trek in Virunga.
Day 4: Gorilla trek and transfer to Musanze
Breakfast will be served early and head out for Gorilla tracking in Congo’s Virunga national park. The trek will be done by 2 to 3 Pm and transfer to Musanze arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi guest house.
Day 5: Twin Lakes Tour & Birding in Rugezi Marsh
Enjoy breakfast and go for a tour of the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo and a visit to Rugezi marsh on the Eastern side of Lake Burera for bird watching. Return to Kinigi and spend the evening at leisure or go for an optional village walk. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi guest house as above
Day 6: Dian Fossey Trek
Breakfast will be served early and report to the park headquarters for briefing and embark on your trek to the Dian fossey grave at karisoke. The trek is tough and lasts about 7 to 8 hours with packed lunch. Spend the evening at leisure and stay another night at Kinigi guest house.
Day 7: Karisimbi Hike
Wake up to an early breakfast and make an early start on your Karisimbi hike. This is a 6 hours hike with overnight.
Day 8: City Tour & Departure
Today, you descend Karisimbi and transfer to Kigali where you will do a brief city tour including the local market and genocide memorial site. Later transfer to the airport for your onward flight.