3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Tours in DR Congo
The 3 Days Nyiragongo Hike tour takes you
to explore Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano containing a lava lake located in virunga national park eastern DRC. Rising at an altitude of 3470 meters, hiking does not require a little bit of fitness. This 3 days safari gives you an opportunity to witness the active lava with smoke and fire. Nyiragongo last eruptions occurred in 1997 and 2002. Though there is active lava activity going on it is safe to hike the volcano and sleep on top because many tourists have done so.
Start your trip in Kigali then drive to Gisenyi for a night, a boat cruise on Lake Kivu is recommended. The second day cross the border to Congo hike and sleep on the summit then descend to transfer back to Kigali on the 3rd day.
Day 1: transfer Kigali to Goma via Gisenyi Lake Kivu
Start from Kigali city, your guide will pick you up and transfer to Gisenyi, the largest town on the shores of Lake Kivu. You will have lunch and may be take a boat cruise to explore the islands and taste Rwandan coffee. Afterwards in the evening you will cross the border for dinner and overnight in Goma city. Bukima tented camp/ Mikeno lodge
Day 2: Hiking and overnight on the summit of the volcano
Early morning after breakfast, pack all your necessary hiking gears and head to kibati station where the hiking starts with briefing. You will enjoy beautiful scenery of virunga volcanoes during the 3-6 hours trek. At night you will be able to view the lava lake. Diner and overnight in mountain cabins
Day 3: descend and transfer back to Kigali
Wake up early to capture the sunrise. After breakfast you will descend back to kibati station and your guide will welcome you and drive back to Kigali.
End of Tour