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3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safari

Tour Overview

The 3 days Nyiragongo hiking takes you to Nyiragongo Mountain which is the most active volcano in the whole world and it’s situated in North West of Democratic Republic of Congo. The mountain has an elevation of 3470 lying with in virunga national park in Rwanda. The mountain is one of world’s active volcanoes with smoke and beautiful fire flames viewed every day but for best observation are at night.

Tour Highlights

Lake Kivu Water Sports
  • Day 1: Kigali International Airport to Gisenyi.
  • Day 2: Hiking to the summit of Nyiragongo.
  • Day 3: Descending to the bottom.

Activity highlights

  • Hiking Nyiragongo active volcano
  • Optional Kigali city tour

3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Kigali International Airport to Gisenyi

Our English-speaking driver will receive you from Kigali international airport and he will brief you on the safari. He will then transfer you to Gisenyi town which is the largest town in Lake Kivu towns. You will have some good times from Gisenyi because of the beautiful beaches and can have boat cruise from Lake Kivu while sighting series of islands and overlooking Nyiragongo volcano. You will have lunch from Gisenyi and after lunch cross Congo border to Goma town. Dinner and accommodation from Goma

Accommodation options:

  • waterfront resort lodge
  • Lake Kivu Serena hotel.

Destination: Lake Kivu

Day 2: Hiking to the Summit of Nyiragongo

After breakfast off to park headquarters for briefing and starting to hike the adventurous remaining most active and violent volcanoes on Africa and the whole world. You can hire a porter to help you on carrying luggage to the summit and to support you. Meals are prepares by the park team but however you can also carry your food if you wish too. Hiking to summit takes around 5-6hours and we advice our clients to be physically fit before climbing the mountain.

You should carry warm clothes and rain coat because of the changing climate. You will have overnight at summit which has amazing active volcanoes in Africa

Dinner and overnight at mountain camp tents

Accommodation options:

  • Ihusi Hotel
  • Minkeno Lodge
  • Bukima tented Camp

Destination: Virunga National Park

Day 3: Descending to the bottom

Breakfast at summit, and descending from the active volcanoes with entire view of Goma town, Lake Kivu and virunga national park to the bottom where you find the driver waiting for you. Check-out and transfer to Kigali international airport will start. You will stop at Gisenyi for lunch then proceed to Kigali airport.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Nyiragongo Hike
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to Lake Kivu to Virunga National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel at Kigali International Airport

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You can also reach us on Whats-app Number: +256753750983 for urgent requests.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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