Join Encompass Africa founder Jonathan Wilson for an intense, challenging, fast-paced and utterly exhilarating experience, exploring the DRC and Mount Kilimanjaro.
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, marveling at the largest lava lake in the world, smelling the sulphuric steam and being hypnotized 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 humor are essential. This is not a trip for everyone – this is a life-changing expedition for hardcore adventurers.