Le Petit Virunga Bukima – 4 Day
Bespoke Le Petit Virunga Bukima package includes three nights’ stay in Virunga National Park: one night’s accommodation at Bukima Camp, one night’s accommodation at Mikeno Lodge, mountain gorilla trek, volcano trek and one night on Nyiragongo volcano. This package departs Goma at 11:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Nyiragongo Volcano Trek
Day1: Arrival at Grande Barriere border crossing by 10:00am and ensure check-in with Virunga tourism office by 11:00am. 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 Bukima Camp in the Gorilla sector. On arrival at Bukima, lunch will be served and the afternoon can be enjoyed at leisure.
Day2: After an early breakfast, guests will set off for the gorilla trek directly out of their camp. Trekkers will meet their Ranger guides and local pisteurs to 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.
Day3: After breakfast at Mikeno Lodge, guest will be transported to the Kibati Ranger Post, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. On arrival to 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.
Day4: 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 nights’ accommodation at Mikeno Lodge, gorilla trek and volcano trek permits, one nights 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.
*LE PETIT VIRUNGA BUKIMA IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING UNTIL THE 1ST OF JULY 2019*