The 3 days Mountain Nyiragongo Hiking Adventure will give an experience to explore two countries, thus Rwanda and Congo in the shorted time possible with a summit to this active volcano. Mount Nyiragongo Volcano is the world’s largest active lava located in parc de virunga, hiking tours to nyiragongo ranks high the top safari activity to be enjoyed while on safari holiday to Congo. The shortest hiking tour is 3 days mountain Nyiragongo safari expedition for travelers starting their trip from Kigali – Rwanda. The real hike is 2 days: one day for ascending and the second day is for descending down as it comes with an overnight stay at the top of the volcano.
Detailed itinerary for 3 days Mountain Nyiragongo Hiking Adventure
Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport (early morning flight recommended), you will be picked up by our company guide and transferred for a short city tour of Kigali, to visit the various attractions of this beautiful town, including a visit to genocide memorial ground where over 250000 bodies of victim of the Rwandan genocide of the 1994 were buried to rest in mass ground, as respect to their soul. You will later embark on your transit to Gisenyi, at the shores of Lake Kivu, where you will spend an overnight as you wait for your next day early morning transit. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (luxury) or Paradise Kivu (Midrange) or Paradise Malahide (Standard)
Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
Wake up very early in the morning hours with a cup of coffee and jump into the safari jeep to drive to cross the border to democratic republic of Congo where you will drive later for one hour to Kibati the starting point for Nyiragongo hike, you will find there the mikeno package including all your meals for lunch and dinner in the evening. The Nyiragongo hike takes about 5-7 hours to reach at the top depending on the size of the group of the Trekkers, and your walking ability. You will have a lovely moment of photography on top of the summit and later dinner and overnight at the Nyiragongo Cabin Summit shelters. Meal Plan: Full board
Day 3: Descend and depart To Kigali
After early morning break fast start, you will take beautiful photos of the glowing lava, and later start to descend down ward to Kibati where you will find the guide waiting for you and transfer to Goma passing through Goma town and if time allows take a city tour of the Goma caves and visit the lava areas that were affected in 2012 by Nyiragongo. After Cross the border and transfer to Kigali international airport for your onward flight. End of service!
3 days Mountain Nyiragongo hiking adventure includes:
- Ground Transportation on 4×4 safari vehicle
- Nyiragongo hike permit
- Mikeno package
- Congo tourists Visa
- Drinking Water
- Border crossing guidance Safari
3 days Mountain Nyiragongo hiking adventure excludes.
- Flight to Rwanda
- Rwanda Visa, this can be got upon arrival or online.
- All personal expenses not listed in the itinerary above.