Mikeno Lodge, Gorilla trek, Nyiragongo volcano trek Le Petit Virunga package includes three night stay in Virunga National Park: two night accommodation at Mikeno Lodge, mountain gorilla trek, volcano trek and one night on Nyiragongo volcano. Nyiragongo volcano trek The Nyiragongo package is a standalone Nyiragongo trek. Guests will arrive in Goma, overnight on the volcano and return to Goma the following morning.
Arrival at Grande Barriere border crossing by 10:30 am and ensure check-in with Virunga tourism office by 11:15 am. The tourism office is conveniently located in the Grande Barriere border post building, opposite passport control. Staff will provide guests with gorilla and volcano trek permits at check-in. These permits must be presented before the start of each trek. Once check-in is complete, guests will be transported to Mikeno Lodge at the Park headquarters in Rumangabo. On arrival to Mikeno, a late lunch will be served and the afternoon can be enjoyed at leisure, including exploring Rumangabo’s several nature trails, bird watching or paying a visit to the Congohounds.
After an early breakfast at Mikeno Lodge, guests will set off for the gorilla trek at Bukima Ranger Post. On arrival to Bukima, trekkers will meet their Ranger guides and local pisteursto receive a briefing before starting the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with the gorillas, trekkers will return to Bukima camp and then will be transported back to Mikeno Lodge where the remainder of the day can be spent relaxing on the lodge terrace or visiting the gorilla orphans at the Senkwekwe Center.
After breakfast at Mikeno Lodge, the guest will be transported to the Kibati Ranger Post, the departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. On arrival at Kibati, climbers will receive a briefing and have the opportunity to hire porters. The climb up the volcano takes around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight on the summit.
Early in the morning, climbers will leave the crater rim and start the descent back to Kibati. Average descent time is four hours. Once at the bottom, guests will be transported back to Goma with drop-off at the Grande Barriere border crossing. Included in this package: Two night accommodation at Mikeno Lodge, gorilla trek and volcano trek permits, one night stay on Nyiragongo, all transport to, from and within the Park once in-country. Not included in this package: Beverages, rental of Nyiragongo backpack, porter fees, gratuities and anything of personal nature.
A professional driver/guide
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees