3 Day Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

One of the most unforgettable moments you can have in Africa is hiking a smoky strato Volcano-Nyiragongo Volcano found within Democratic Republic of Congo and considered to have the largest Lava Lake. Mount Nyiragongo stands at an altitude of 3470 meters/11384 feet above sea level and is sprawled within Virunga National Park, around 20 kilometers from the popular Town 0f Goma.  The most fascinating thing about this Volcano is its activeness marked by eruptions that destroyed Goma Town (hence is one of the most active Volcanoes in Africa). Therefore, this 3 days Nyiragongo hiking safari will introduce you to the historical Volcano and spend a night on the mountain.

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma
Day 2: The Nyiragongo Volcano hike
Day 3: Descend the Nyiragongo Volcano and transfer to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma
After a hefty breakfast at your overnight place (Hotel) in Kigali, you will be picked by our driver guide and transferred to Gisenyi (largest port/Town within Lake Kivu). There will be a boat ride on this magnificent Lake where you will be rewarded with the breathtaking views of its Islands and the distant views of the Nyiragongo Volcano. You will have lunch before crossing the Congo border to Goma Town (Capital of North Kivu Province).
Meal plan is lunch and dinner
Overnight and dinner will be within Goma Town.

Day 2: The unforgettable Nyiragongo Volcano hike
Wake up to an early breakfast at the Hotel within Goma, dress appropriately and pack your backpack for the hike to one of the most active Volcanoes in the World. This Volcano is found in the Eastern side of Democratic Republic of Congo, approximately 20 kilometers from Goma Town. Mount Nyiragongo is known to be one of the most active Volcanoes in the World with several eruptions from 1997 and 2002, releasing fast flowing lava liquid and displacing and killing people from the Town. The exhilarating hike through the verdant rainforest lasts between 4 and 5 hours and highlights into mind-blowing views of the Lave Lakes and will relax and have the overnight at the Mountain camps/tents on its Peak.  Meal plan is full board.

Day 3: Descend the Nyiragongo Volcano and transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, you will descend to the starting point for transfers to Gisenyi where you will have lunch then proceed to Kigali. The driver guide will take you to your hotel in Kigali or to the Airport for the flight back home. Meal plan is breakfast and lunch.

End of the memorable Nyiragongo volcano hike

Safari Inclusions

  • Nyiragongo hiking permit.
  • A Congo Tourist Visa ($150 per person).
  • Accommodation for two days
  • Bottled water during the safari
  • Ground transportation by 4WD vehicle.
  • A fulltime English speaking driver/guide
  • The Mikeno package (includes food pack, packed breakfast and lunch, warm jumper, camping gear, sleeping bag, 3 liters of water and raincoat gear).

Safari Exclusions

  • Personal insurances.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as cigarettes, tips, laundry services and beverages.
  • Other activities not included in the Itinerary.