We take the pleasure to welcome you to the 3 Days Nyiragongo Hike. An extraordinary Congo hiking safari in just 3 days. Experience the best of Nyiragongo hiking adventure on this special 3 Days Congo safari tour. Visit Mount Nyiragongo located in the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nyiragongo Volcano is one of the 8 chains of Virunga Mountains dotted within Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. It is the most active of all with multiple eruptions and straddles at an altitude of 3470 meters in the Southern sector of Virunga.

Nyiragongo contains one of the world’s largest Lava Lakes also referred to as a boiling magma Lake. Its Crater measures 2 km and at the summits, overnight stay will be in the Nyiragongo summit shelters.

Virunga National Park is Congo’s iconic attraction & destination, holding not only Nyiragongo Volcano but also important wildlife. The 7800 sq. km park, established in 1925 is home to the rare mountain gorillas, elephants, lions, bongo antelopes, chimps, 700 bird species, and more. Your hiking trip will begin and end in Kigali Rwanda. Below is the detailed 3-day Nyiragongo Hike safari itinerary. 

Day 1: Hotel pick up, enjoy Kigali city tour and drive to Congo

Pick up at the hotel and start the 3 Day tour with Kigali city tour which includes visiting important sites within the city. Kigali is small in size, unlike other African cities. Today, you will be visiting the Kigali Memorial Center, local markets, and others. Alternatively, you may visit the Ntamatta Church. Here, you will see the remains of thosewho succumbed to the 1994 genocide. You will leave Kigali for Congo through the Goma border and enjoy the scenic beauty of Rwanda and that of DR. Congo. Arrive early at the Goma border for clearing at the immigration offices and ensure your Congo Visa is in the system, carry a yellow fever card and valid passport.

Day 2: Begin the hike to the top of Nyiragongo Volcano (3470 m)

Have breakfast and after, you will report to a briefing area for registration and also get insight into some of the guidelines to follow. Set off from Kibati with a porter assisting you in carrying heavy luggage and guide on the lead. The hike takes 4 to 5 hours including navigating via forest around the lower slopes. Here, some small primates, flora, and birds will be spotted. As you keep heading to the top, you will be amazed by the unique landscape in the surroundings. These include the Goma town, Rwenzori Mountain ranges, Virunga National Park, Lake Kivu & Kahuzi-Biega NP. At night while at the summit shelters, you will have a memorable experience as you watch the boiling magma lake as it glows.

Day 3: Descend to Kibati & transfer back to Kigali

Breakfast at leisure and after, begin descending to where the briefing was done the previous day. Meet the driver guide for transfer back to Rwanda to be dropped off at the hotel for relaxation. This will mark the end of your amazing 3 Days Nyiragongo Hike. 

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