The Mikeno Mist Package

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The Mikeno Mist Package

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The Mikeno Mist package takes you to Virunga national park for 2 nights stay Kibumba Tented Camp with a gorilla trek and 1-night stay at the summit of mount Nyiragongo. Before, this tour was scheduled on Wednesdays & Fridays however, currently, it departs daily from Grande Barrier at 1300hrs.

The Mikeno Mist Package Highlight

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking
Day 4: Descend and transfer to Goma

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the park

You will arrive at Grande Barriere border crossing by 10:30am. Later, head to Virunga tourism office at Grande Barriere border post building just opposite passport control to check in and pick your gorilla and volcano trek permits by 11:15am. Once this process is complete, you will be transported to Kibumba tented camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Have an early morning breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp and later head downhill to your ranger guides for briefing sessions. After, start your tour to the forest in search for mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. The trek takes about 1 to 2 ½ hours each way depending on the location of your allocated gorilla family. Once you encounter these gentle forest primates, you will be allowed to spend a full hour with them. See how they interact with the family members and take as many photos as possible before retiring from the trek. After, make your way back to the camp for late lunch. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the camp while seeing a number of different bird species just at the door of your room.

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking

Have breakfast at Kibumba tented camp and transfer to Kibati Ranger Post at 8:15am. Kibati is a departure point for mount Nyiragongo hiking experience and trek. On arrival to Kibati, you will be briefed and you will get an opportunity to hire porter during this time. Later, start your hike to the summit of the volcano. The trek takes 4 to 6 hours depending on the physical fitness of the hikers. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the summit.

Day 4: Descend and transfer to Goma

By 6:30am you will leave the crater rim and start to descend back to Kibati. This journey takes about 4 hours from the summit to the base of the volcano. Once you reach to the bottom, you will be transported back to Goma with drop-off at the Grande Barriere to end the Mikeno Mist package. You may extend you trip to Tchegera island for relaxation

Included in this package:

2 nights stay accommodation at Kibumba Tented Camp & 1-night stay on Nyiragongo

Gorilla trek permit

Volcano trek permit

All transport to, from and within the Park once in country

Not included in this package:

DRC visa


Porter fees

Nyiragongo backpack rental

Gratuities and items of a personal nature

In order to have the best experience of the Mikeno Mist package, you are advised to have sturdy hiking boots, a raincoat, thick cotton gloves, packed snack and water. It is important to hire the porters if you have a heavy bag or camera while on this tour. The porters provided for Nyiragongo hiking are not personal. Their prime responsibility is to carry supplies and help in setting up a camp. Personal porters can be hired at a cost of $10 to $15. It is also a good gesture to give tip to the Rangers, hotel staff and Guides if you are satisfied with their services. The 4 days Mikeno mist package requires travelers to be in good shape and fit enough to complete both sets of adventure activities.


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