Gorilla Trekking

Virunga National Park – Congo offers the mountain gorilla trekking experience to clients visiting Democratic Republic of Congo for the Nyiragongo Hike. Your visit to the Congo gorilla is a life changing experience. Mountain gorillas are nearly equivalent to human beings and are highly intelligent, good nature, and fascinating to observe. The silver back’s powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”.

People are equally struck by the tenderness and care that mothers show their young. And then, of course, there are the juveniles who spend most of every waking hour at play and never cease to make visitors smile. We hope your time that you spend with Virunga’s mountain gorillas will leave you fascinating life time unforgettable memories.

All gorilla treks starts from Bukima patrol post and led by the park conservation rangers. Treks take like 2-3 hours of hiking depending where the mountain gorillas spent their previous night and the hardness of the terrain in each direction.

As conservation procedure of the mountain gorillas in Virunga massifs, visitors are provided with surgical masks wears to control the transmissible diseases to the gorillas. It is one hour allowed for tourists to stay with the gorillas in the mist taking photographs and videos. Please as you book your gorilla safari, treat yourself thoroughly from notable diseases like cold, fever and diarrhea among others such that by the time you visit gorillas you are disease free to save the mountain gorillas which are extremely transmittable to human illnesses. We have lost quite high number of gorillas after being exposed to human respiratory viruses and other common ailments.

We would like to update you with our news and current Tourism Specials we are running between this October and December 2017.

Virunga Gorilla Special


Between Mid October to Mid December all permits will be HALF PRICE! $400 = $200

Bukima/Mikeno Camp Private Vehicle Transfers:


There are now escorts from Goma for all private vehicles visiting the Gorillas in Bukima and going to Mikeno. All vehicles leaving Bukima for Goma must wait for each other on the return journey. When making a booking, please ensure that you tell Vianney, Elie, Jean Claude and Kate, what time escort you will be taking.
– 06:30 Goma to Bukima

– 6:30 Mikeno to Bukima

– 9:00 Mikeno to Goma

– 12:00 Goma to Mikeno

– 12:30 Bukima to Goma/Mikeno (or when last Congo Gorilla safari finishes)

– 15: 00 Goma to Mikeno

– 14:30 Goma to Bukima


Ethiopian Airlines


Please note: If clients are arriving by Ethiopian Airlines, it is better for them to spend the first night in Goma due to the Airlines late arrival and Virunga Security times.

Other Popular Mountains

Africa is much known to be the gateway for your safari, and visiting primates, wildlife, birds, people and culture is much popular. Today Visit Nyiragongo is here to show you the other expeditions you can experience in Africa, first you will know what is and where is Nyiragongo Volcano? what to know before you visit the mountain. Therefore, as you plan to hike Nyiragongo there is other mountains like Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Rwenzori, Elgon in Uganda and Mount Meru in Kenya and if you are interest to visit them too our Africa Travel Experts are here to help you customize these expeditions. More so Nyiragongo is situated in Virunga National Park, which also offers other mountains like Mikeno, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo and you can hike all of these mountains while on your African Expeditions.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m from its base to 5,895 metres above sea level.

Rwenzori Mountains

The Rwenzori Mountains, previously called the Ruwenzori Range, and sometimes the Mountains of the Moon, is a mountain range of eastern equatorial Africa, located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya, north of Kisumu and west of Kitale. The mountain's highest point, named "Wagagai", is located entirely within the country of Uganda.

Mount Meru

The City of Meru is linked to Nairobi by a paved road, whether from the south around the east side of Mount Kenya, via Embu, or from the northwest around the west and north side of Mount Kenya, via Nanyuki and Timau.

Nyiragongo Updates

Another major eruption of the volcano began on January 17, 2002, after several months of increased seismic and fumarolic activity. A 13 km fissure opened in the south flank of the volcano, spreading in a few hours from 2800 m to 1550 m elevation and reaching the outskirts of the city of Goma, the provincial capital on the northern shore of Lake Kivu.

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