5 Days Mikeno Mist Safari is an amazing trip to the gorgeous mount mikeno of Congo where you will be engaged in an enormous hike that is fun filled and exciting to encounter. You will also engage in the famous gorilla trekking activity in the virunga park of congo.
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Gisenyi- Rwanda Border
On your first day of your 5 Days Mikeno Mist safari, you will be met by your driver guide at your agreed pick up point in Kigali for a transfer to Gisenyi border. Depending on your time of arrival, you will have a brief Kigali city tour, visiting the Genocide memorial grounds, the Kimironko market where you will get a chance to purchase some local produce, crafts and souvenirs. You then connect to your hotel in Gisenyi. Paradise Malahide/ Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Goma- Congo border
You will wake up to a tasty breakfast and check out of your hotel by 10am. You will again meet your driver who will transfer you to Goma boarder. You will cross into the Democratic Republic of Congo, check in at the Tourism office at the Grande Barrier building where you will receive your Volcano and gorilla permits that are to be presented at the beginning of every trek. You will connect to your accommodation in Virunga National Park for dinner and overnight. Kibumba Tented Camp/ Bukima Tented Camp/ Mikeno Mist lodge.
Please note that your Rwanda Visa expires immediately you cross into Congo so it is advisable to reapply at the Congo border and find it ready on your return.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park.
After your early morning breakfast on the 5 Days Mikeno Mist tour, you will connect to your starting point that is Bukima patrol passport where all the verifications of your documents will be done and the briefing before you start your hike will be done. You will then set off into the forest with a ranger in search for these gentle giants. You may trek for about 1 to 3 hours before you meet the mountain gorillas so make sure you are well prepared for this.
Upon reaching them, you will be allowed one hour with the mountain gorillas of Virunga National park, taking photos without a flash though. This will be a great one hour as you will be in awe much of the time from their relations as a troop. You will after head back to your camp for late lunch and reminisce about the day’s experience and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be as night before.
Day 4: Nyiragongo Hike. (5 Days Mikeno Mist tour)
Wake up on this 4th day of your 5 Days Mikeno Mist to hot cup of coffee and connect to the park headquarters by 8am for check in and clearance. Meet your hike guide, porter and set off for your hike up this volcanic mountain. It will take you about 5 hours to reach the summit. Meals will be provided so make sure you have paid for the Nyiragongo backpack.
You will overnight in the summit shelters at the top with a great view of the crater lake boiling.
Day 5: Descend the Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali
This morning of the 5 days mikeno mist tour, you will descend the volcano and get back to Kibati the starting point by 11am. Here you will connect again with your driver for your transfer back to Kigali via Goma border again. According to the time of your flight, you may do a city tour on this day if it was not possible on the first day and after you will be dropped off at the airport for your scheduled flight or at your agreed drop off point in Kigali