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28 Jan - 4 Feb 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
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Nyiragongo Lava Lake and Mountain Gorillas

- 8-days expedition to Nyiragongo volcano & mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park -

Dates Status Price p.p. ($)SRS (*)participants
28 Jan - 4 Feb 2018
(Full moon 31 January - 1 February!)
guaranteed $ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
24 Feb - 3 Mar 2018
(Full moon 1-2 March)
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space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
26 May - 2 Jun 2018
(Full moon on 29-30 May!)
space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018
(Full moon on 28-29 June!)
space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
22-29 Jul 2018
(Full moon on 27-28 July!)
space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
25 Aug - 1 Sep 2018
(Full moon on 26-27 August!)
space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
22-29 Dec 2018
(Ful moon on 22-23 December)
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space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
19-26 Jan 2019
(Full moon on 21-22 January)
space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
16-23 Feb 2019
(Full moon on 19-20 February!)
space available$ 3950  ? $ 245  ? 4-11Booking inquiry
(*) Single room supplement

Prices for private tours at custom dates: on request

Included:

  • Accommodation in double rooms with private bathrooms or tents
  • Full board (B, L, D) from dinner on first day to lunch on last day, including 1 non alcoholic drink per meal
  • Drinking water in the car, on the volcano and during the gorillas tracking
  • Private transport in 4WD safari vans with driver during the whole tour
  • Porters, cook and assistants for Nyiragongo camping
  • All camping equipment (except personal sleeping bag)
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Volcanologist guide from Goma Volcano Observatory
  • 3 Virunga National Park permits for Nyiragongo (900 USD)
  • 1 Virunga National Park permit for mountain gorilla tracking (400 USD)

Not included:

  • Flight to and from Kigali, Rwanda
  • Single room / tent supplement
  • Extra and alcoholic drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips for the main guide/driver, cook, Goma volcanologist, porters, ...
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs etc

Discounts:

Returning customers receive 5% (or 8% - if you have been on at least 3 trips with us) discount on the base tour price.
Group booking discount: If at least 4 people together book this trip, 5% (additional) discount is given, combineable to a maximum of 10%.

Add-ons:

Extra night in hotel in Kigali165 USD for a twin or double room / 130 USD for a single room

Additional info:

Physical requirements:

The climb up to Nyiragongo´s summit is strenuous and takes about 5-6 hours (1400m total altitude gain from ca 2000 masl to around 3400 masl and about 7 km distance) and starting in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. The most challenging part of the descent from Nyiragongo´s summit are the first 200 m on the steep upper slopes which can be wet and slippery. Tracking the mountain gorillas may involve 3 up to 7 hours of moderate trekking across the Congolese farmlands and through rain forest. 

Arrival info:

The tour starts and ends in Kigali (airport code KGL), the capital of Rwanda, where you will be picked up and dropped off by our local tour organiser. If you would want to fly directly into Goma or would already be in East Congo, you can join the expedition on Day 2 of the itinerary and either travel back to Kigali with the group or also end your trip with us in Goma. For those who want to skip the mountain gorillas and/or return back to Kigali on day 7 we can arrange a private transfer from Goma to Kigali for 115 USD.
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