Le Petit Mikeno Congo Safari (4 days Congo Safari)


Le Petit Mikeno is a 4 days Congo Safari package that has been customized for visitors interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, located in Goma in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. During this 4 days Le Petit Mikeno Congo Safari, you will also be climbing Mount Nyiragongo which is an active volcano situated in the eastern province of Congo. You will also be staying at Mikeno Lodge for the first two days of this tour.

Please note that this tour package starts in Kigali Rwanda where you will be picked up by our company representative and then transferred to Goma in Congo. It is also important to note that this tour departs Goma only on Friday.

Highlights for 4 Days Le Petit Mikeno Congo Safari.

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Gisenyi – Congo Boarder.

Day 2: Virunga Gorilla Trekking in Congo.

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking.

Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary 4 Days Le Petit Mikeno Congo Safari.

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Gisenyi – Congo Boarder.
You will meet your guide on your agreed location in Kigali waiting to welcome you and embark on your drive to cross into Congo to Goma by 10:30 am. Check-in with the tourism office strategically located at the Grand Barrier border at 11:15 am. Post to receive Gorilla and Volcano permit that’s to be presented at the beginning of every trek. Thereafter you will be transferred to Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo. On arrival at Mikeno, a late lunch will be served and enjoy your afternoon at leisure exploring Rumangabo’s several nature walks trails.

Day 2: Virunga Gorilla Trekking in Congo
Have your first meal of the day at Mikeno lodge – Breakfast and report to Bukima ranger post. On arrival at Bukima, meet the rangers and for a briefing before you start the trek. All treks in Virunga national park begin here. Later head into the forest with your ranger guide and expect to hike for 1 to 3 hours until you find the mountain Gorillas in Virunga national park

Le Petit Mikeno Congo Safari (4 days Congo Safari)
Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

When you get to see them, you will be in awe-inspired by their huge size and gentle nature as you watch them go about their daily business with mothers tending to the young ones and the juveniles making an effort to impress. You will stay up to 1-hour maximum and head back to the Bukima camp then be transferred back to Mikeno lodge and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching while on your Congo Safari.

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking

Prepare for early morning breakfast as you will be expected at the Kibati ranger post headquarters by 8 am. Meet your ranger guides for briefing, a porter and begin your hike. The climb up takes about 4-6 hours. Meals will be provided and you will stay overnight in a wooden shelter at the top.

Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali

This morning, you will descend the Volcano and head down to Kibati by 11:00 am.

Here, you will connect with your driver / guide and transfer to back to Kigali. Depending on your departure flight time, you will be able to do a city tour visiting the Genocide memorial site in Kigali and Caplaki crafts village for souvenir shopping and drop off at the airport for your flight back home. End of tour

Note that your Rwanda Visa expires immediately you cross into Congo so you will have to reapply for another while at the border and find it ready after the tour.

This Tour Package Includes;

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Hiking fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • Congo Visa fee
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • all accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
  • Full-time English/ French speaking driver/ guide
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari

This Tour Package Excludes;

  • Tips
  • Rwanda Visa fees
  • Air tickets
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, porterage, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary

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