Rwanda & Congo: A True Adventure

Rwanda - 4 days trip with 4x4 - starting at € 1140
Visit the Congolese side of Virunga National Park
See Mount Nyiragongo and its incredible lava lake
Track rare gorillas from Rwanda to Congo
Guide speaks : English,
4 day trip
Driving 2 day
3h per day
Easy
with guide
300km in total
From June to October
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Vehicle Included
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Greg - Rwanda - 4x4

Greg

Spécialiste 4x4

Rwanda

Over the past years, Greg has gained experience working as a Rwandan tour organizer and guide for various international tour operators. His professionalism and reliability, along with his exceptional understanding…

Located in Rwanda

Discover the many layers of Virunga National Park

Venture deep into the jungle on our Rwanda safaris as you head into Virunga National Park from the Congolese side, something few outsiders have ever done before. Virunga National Park is one of the most biodiverse places in the world featuring nearly half the species located in Sub Saharan Africa. Along the way, you’ll explore the incredible park which is a geological wonder and features two of the world’s most active volcano. You’ll scale the heights and visit Mount Nyiragongo which features the world’s largest lava lake. Not only that, you’ll track majestic gorillas in their natural habitat and get an authentic taste of the many local cultures. If you are ready to immerse yourself in a truly unique adventure then this Rwanda tour is the perfect adventure for you!

Map of your 4x4 road trip :

Day 1

Arrival in Kigali

180 km

When you arrive at Kigali International Airport, your driver and guide will be there waiting for you to escort you over to the Grande Barriére or the Congolese Border. After clearing customs at the border crossing, you’ll enter in the Democratic Republic of Congo where you guide will give you a personal tour of Goma. You’ll get a glimpse into the town’s history where in January 2002, Mount Nyiragongo erupted sending a stream of lava that was nearly one mile wide and over six feet deep right through the middle of the city right straight into the lake. Today, the town has rebuilt but the lava damaged more than 40% of the original city and has left an interesting mark on the landscape that still lingers today. Goma has bounced back though and you’ll enjoy the sites and sounds before heading to your hotel.

Day 2

Mountain Gorillas

The day begins early with a delicious local breakfast before heading out to the famous Virunga National Park where you’ll begin your gorilla tracking. Similar to our Rwanda gorilla tours,The local experts will give you a quick briefing on how to skillful track the majestic animal in its native habitat. Today, less than 700 silverback gorillas are alive and seeing them is a truly one of a kind habitat in a truly awesome experience. The journey along the way is also magical as you make your way through Virunga light mountain forest and experience all kinds of other wildlife as well. After a day spent with human’s long-lost cousin, you’ll head back to enjoy the town and perhaps do a little evening adventure.

Day 3

Mount Nyiracongo Hike

We start early again to embark on a whole day of adventure on the active volcano of Nyiragongo. Nyiragongo towers at nearly 3,500 meters and is one of the most beautiful places in the entire Virunga National Park. You’ll be able to get incredible views of the jungle from above the canopy during the five-hour hike that lead to the rim of the nearly mile-wide crater. Inside is fiery lava lake which is simply mesmerizing to any visitor. Not only that, you’ll hike through the lush forests and the nearby lava fields along your way to the caldera. At night, you’ll have the rare opportunity for an overnight stay at Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas where you can see the truly incredible sight of the volcano at night. Both during the night and day, the volcano is simply incredible.

Day 4

Mount Nyiracongo Descend - Kigali

180 km

After breakfast, we’ll descend in the early morning cool along the beautiful forest path. We’ll then head down to the hotel to enjoy lunch before transferring you back over the Grande Barriére again to the Rwandan side. Depending on your flight departure schedule, we’ll be able to give a complimentary city Rwanda tour including amazing sizes like the craft market, the Gisozi Memorial, and the Kigali Museum. We also recommend a little last minute souvenir shopping in Kigali which is referred to as Africa’s friendliest capital for its warm and welcoming culture so be sure to book an evening flight back home !

For this trip, your vehicle is: a Super Custom Land Cruiser 4x4.

To drive this vehicle you need : car licence.

Price for this road trip starts at 1140€ for each rider .

Caritas hotel :

1803 € : Price for one rider
1349 € : Price for each rider based on 2 persons
1209 € : Price for each rider based on 3 persons
1139 € : Price for each rider based on 4 persons
1098 € : Price for each rider based on 5 persons
1070 € : Price for each rider based on 6 persons

37 € : Supplement per rider for a private room

Tour also available in different standing :
– Kibumba Tented Camp :
Price starting from 1186 € per person based on 4 persons
65 € : Supplement per rider for a private room

– Mikeno Lodge :
Price starting from 1412 € per person based on 4 persons
154 € : Supplement per rider for a private room

 

Price includes :

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive for you
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All guide fees
  • Accomodation and meals
  • One Gorilla trekking permit per person
  • One Mount Nyiragongo Hike permits per person
  • Tourist Entry Visa for Congo

Price doesn’t include :

  • International flights & Visas
  • Travel Insurances
  • Driver, guide or local escort tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips,
  • Personal travel and baggage
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Activities not mentioned in the program

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