3 Days mountain Nyiragongo hike safari

3 Days mountain Nyiragongo hike safari offers you  a Congo safari opportunity to hike on Mountain Nyiragongo, mountain Nyiragongo is a vigorous stratovolcano standing at the height of 3470 meters and it is part of the 8 Virunga volcanoes. Nyiragongo volcano is a magnificent volcano with a 2 kilometers wide crater and a lava lake situated in the crater, the lake has 2 different chilled lava benches in the crater walls with one of the bench at 3,175 meters and another at 2,975 meters. Mountain Nyirangongo is situated with Virunga national park of democratic republic of Congo 20 kilometers north of Goma city and Lake Kivu

3 days mountain Nyiragongo hike safari begins in Rwanda which you enter using kigali international airport and also ends in kigali.

Highlights of the safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Gisenyi
  • Day 2: Hiking experience on mountain Nyiragongo
  • Day 3: descend Mountain Nyiragongo

Detailed itinerary for the safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Gisenyi

On the first day of the safari you will picked from your Airport by your safari drive/ our company’s representative upon your arrival and transfer to Kigali city, in kigali you will go for a city tour where you will visit kigali genocide memorial site, Inema Arts Centre which exhibits art and craft pieces, Kimironko market where you can buy many handmade pieces and many more. While on the city tour you will have lunch and after the activity in the evening you will check into your hotel, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Kigali Serena hotel

Mid-range: Desmille Collin hotel

Budget: step town motel

Day 2: Hiking experience on mountain Nyiragongo

On the second day of the safari you will get up early in the morning for early morning breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey to Gisenyi – Goma which is a drive of approximately 3-4 hour’s drive. When you reach Goma after crossing the border you will head to kibati ranger post in Virunga national park, at the ranger post you will be briefed about the activity and with your packed lunch, potter and hiking gears such as rain jacket, comfortable hiking shoes you will start your hike to the active volcano of Nyiragongo. While hiking you will enjoy amazing scenic views of the forests covering the volcano and the surround, hiking the volcano takes approximately the whole day to get to the summit of the volcano. At the summit you will enjoy sights of the lava and you are to spend the night on the shelters situated on the summit after night’s dinner.

Day 3: descend Mountain Nyiragongo

On the third and last day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast, descend the volcano back to kibati ranger post, form kibati ranger’s post you will embark on your journey back to Kigali by crossing through Gisenyi. While in Kigali city you will have lunch at any hotel then de dropped off at your hotel where you will stay for another night or be transferred to Kigali international airport for departure. Thus the end of your mount Nyiragongo volcano hiking

Safari package inclusions

  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A company Driver/Guide
  • Fuel for your entire travel
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Pickup and drop-off at your desired location with in Kigali
  • Park and activity fees

Safari package exclusions

  • personal expenses
  • drinks
  • backpack
  • porters fees
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