This DRC Virunga Trekking Expedition will be an adventure of epic proportions where smoking volcanoes meet endangered mountain gorillas.
Apply to join a expedition group to climb volcanic Mount Nyiragongo; to camp inside its crater above the world’s largest lava lake; and to trek in the DRC’s Rwenzori mountains for a view of Mount Stanley.
On this remarkable Virunga trekking expedition you’ll find endangered mountain gorillas, smoking volcanoes, and quickly learn that survival is a daily battle for all of the inhabitants.
This is a 14 day journey into the heart of DRC’s Virunga National park. The New York Times listed this area as a Top Places to go and many intrepid travellers have their interest peaked.
The aim of this expedition is to climb volcanic Mount Nyiragongo; to camp inside its crater above the world’s largest lava lake; and to trek in the DRC’s Rwenzori mountains for a view of Mount Stanley.
Following the Rwenzori trekking phase of the expedition cross the border into Uganda for an afternoon safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you’ll have the chance to see big game such as buffalo, hippos, elephants, leopards, crocodiles, chimpanzees and Uganda’s famous tree-climbing, black-maned lions
A chain of eight volcanoes straddle the borders between Rwanda, Uganda, and DRC. They follow the Albertine Rift which is a branch of one of Earths largest geological features: the East African Rift. At 4000 km long, the tectonic movements in the area have created a unique topography throughout the park. You’ll find that the fertile volcanic soils have given rise to spectacular jungle habits and diverse wildlife populations.
This adventure is extremely challenging and has been given a rating of moderate to high level of difficulty by your guides. If you’re active and lead a healthy lifestyle, with a great sense of teamwork, then this is the perfect expedition for you.
There will be tough ascents over several continuous days and team members will need to walk up to 25km per day, carry up to 15kg’s, and be comfortable crossing narrow rocky paths, exposed ascents and descents, and in potentially poor visibility. While out on the trail you’ll stay at permanent and temporary camps in tents or hammocks.