Congo to Kilimanjaro Exploration
30 August – 12 September 2019
The most extraordinary adventure you will ever have
This once-in-a-lifetime trip brings together three of the most unforgettable experiences you can have in Africa: trekking to see the mountain gorillas, sleeping on the rim of one of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, and summiting the tallest mountain on the continent, Kilimanjaro. Intense, challenging, fast-paced and utterly exhilarating, this trip is destined to be the greatest adventure you’ll ever have.
Trek to see the famous mountain gorillas in the UNESCO World Heritage wonder that is Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You’ll then embark on one of Africa’s most exciting and rewarding hiking experiences, climbing to the top of an active volcano, Mount Nyiragongo. You’ll spend the night on this spectacular volcano, marvelling at the largest lava lake in the world, smelling the sulphuric steam and being hypnotised by its bubbling, fiery lake. You’ll feel the heat when the wind blows your way… but this will still be the coolest thing you’ll ever do.
Finally, it’s on to Tanzania, ready to take on a seven-day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, summiting Africa’s highest mountain as dawn breaks.
This is a real “go hard and go fast” expedition. The mission is to get in, get out, and live life to the max. Encompass Africa founder Jonathon Wilson and Encompass Africa guide and photographer Aymar Heyns are taking just 4-8 guests on this epic journey, where good fitness and a good sense of humour are essential. This is not a trip for everyone – this is a life-changing expedition for hardcore adventurers.
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Congo to Kilimanjaro highlights
- Enter the wild jungles of Virunga National Park and trek to see the rare mountain gorillas
- Venture up Mount Nyiragongo and sleep on the edge of one of the world’s most active volcanoes
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, summiting as dawn breaks for breath taking views
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Tour dates and rates
AUD13,400 per person sharing*
*Single supplement applies
This is an exclusive signature safari available to just 8 guests.
30 August – 12 September 2019
Tour inclusions and exclusions
Rwanda: Regional flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro, accommodation in standard rooms, Meals as indicated in the daily meal plan, All road transfers as indicated, All vehicles and guides on private basis, services of an English speaking driver guide, Mineral water in the vehicle, all gratuities.
Democratic Rep of Congo: Accommodation in standard rooms, meals as indicated in the daily meal plan, all road transfers by shared Unimog as indicated, all guides, park fees, one gorilla trek permit, one volcano trek permit, porter hire for gorilla trek, porter hire for Nyirangongo volcano trek, all guide and porters gratuities, Democratic Republic of Congo Visa.
Tanzania Kilimanjaro: Accommodation in standard rooms in Arusha, meals as indicated in the daily meal plan, trained Kilimanjaro guides, camp crew, cook, a great team of porters, all relevant park fees and rescue fees, emergency medical evacuation, supplemental oxygen and pulse oximeters, sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools, toilet tent, drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee and hot chocolate), sleeping bags, pillow plus 3 inch foam mats, all guide and porters gratuities.
Excludes: International airfares, entry visa fees for Rwanda USD30 x 2 and Tanzania USD50, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and the drinks included on the Kilimanjaro climb as above, all expenses of a personal nature, travel insurance.
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