Trek through the mountains of Virunga National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas, sleep on the crater rim of the Nyiragongo volcano, and relax on the beaches of the peaceful Tchegera island; this pioneering safari offers something different for the more adventurous traveller. Starting on the shores of Lake Kivu, you will explore the rugged landscapes of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern border, including the incredibly diverse Virunga National Park - the oldest national park in Africa. You will have two opportunities to spend time with the elusive mountain gorillas who reside in the park, learning about their behaviour and the conservation work surrounding them, before enjoying some relaxation on Tchegera island, offering stunning views over the lake and the surrounding volcanoes.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Hike to and sleep on the crater rim of Mt. Nyiragongo
- Seek out mountain gorillas in the isolated Virunga National Park
- Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s ‘great lakes’
- Learn about the anti-poaching efforts of the Congohounds and their work protecting the wildlife of Virunga
On clear nights, the molten lava of Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes lights up the sky with a red glow.