epic uganda vacation logo

6 Days - Nyiragongo hike, Lowland & Mountain Gorillas

Day 1 - Pick up & Transfer to Goma

Upon arriving at Kigali airport, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will transfer you via Gisenyi Rwanda Congo border to Gisenyi town for lunch. In the afternoon, proceed to Goma north of lake kivu for dinner and overnight at Mikeno lodge.

Day 2 - Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Community walk

You will have an early morning breakfast and transfer to the headquarters of virunga national park for briefing before trekking. You will then transfer to the starting point of the trekking trails and with the lead of the armed guide hike into the forest searching for mountain gorillas. The time to spend trekking will depend on the movement and the location of the trekked gorilla family. In the evening, go for a short visit to the nearby communities and return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno lodge.

Day 3 - Nyiragongo Hike


Wake up early, have breakfast and go for the famous Nyiragongo hike an active volcano. You will start with a simple briefing and at 10:00 am, you start the hiking with packed lunch and enough drinking water. The hike to the top will take you roughly 5-6 hours depending on your fitness and speed. The summit of volcano will provide you with clear views of the nearby communities while at the summit of the volcano. Dinner and overnight in tented camps at the summit.

Day 4 - Nyiragongo & transfer to Kahuzi Biega National Park

After a morning breakfast, descend back from the volcano and transfer to kahuzi biega national park a home to the Eastern lowland gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Orchid safari lodge.

Day 5 - Eastern lowland gorilla trekking & Departure

Have morning breakfast and go for a simple briefing at the park headquarters. You will then start the hiking into the forest searching trekking for gorillas after which you descend back to lodge for overnight.

Day 6 - Transfer to Kigali for your connecting flight

To day after breakfast you will be transferred to Kigali airport via Changugo boarder for your flight to the next destination.

End of Tour

Trip Map

Cost for this trip

Price inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Hike to top of the falls
  • Entrance fees to all parks and ecological sites
  • A professional English speaking guide.
  • 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle and all ground transfers
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Nature walks and wildlife / game viewing
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities as per your itinerary


  • Visas and all international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance cover
  • Any item of personal nature, including drinks, laundry, cigarettes, alcohol etc
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary

Customer Reviews

About Us

We are a Medium sized registered top tour and travel company in Uganda, providing ready and customized tours and safaris to tourists in East Africa.

Quick Links

About Us | Uganda | Rwanda | Congo | Birding Tours | Booking | Enquiries | Terms & Conditions | Sitemap

Contact Info

UGANDA OFFICE: Church Road, Rubaga, Kampala.
Next to Rubaga Cathedral
Email: info@epicugandavacation.com
Other: safaris@epicugandavacation.com
Cell/WhatsApp: +256-773-84-4937

USA CONTACT (SALES): Portland, Maine USA.
Stephen Ingraham
Email: lightshedder@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (207) 423-2038