2 Days Nyiragongo Trek
This 2 Days Nyiragongo Trek safari has been specifically designed for travellers interested in mountaineering activities. This 2 day safari takes you to Virunga National Park which is situated in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here, you will have the opportunity to climb one of the world’s most active volcanic mountains, Mount Nyiragongo. Standing at an altitude of 3,470 square kilometers above sea level, Nyiragongo Mountain in Congo offers hikers the best mountaineering experience that one could ask for. It will take you a maximum of two days to climb and descend the mountain, with the main highlight your climb being the molten lava lake at the mountain’s summit. To embark on this safari, you must arrive in Kigali city in Rwanda. Here is a detailed itinerary for the 2 days Nyiragongo Trek;
Day 1: Pick Up from Gisenyi, Transfer to Virunga & Ascend Mount Nyiragongo.
On this day, you will be required to wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast at your lodge in Gisenyi, Rwanda or Goma town in Congo. Visitors travelling from Rwanda are advised to cross the Grande Barrière border by 7am. You will be picked up by your safari guide from our company and later transfer to Virunga National Park at the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the head ranger at the park before proceeding to Kibati where you will begin your hike from.
At Kibati, you will encounter with armed rangers and hike a porter to assist you in carrying the backpack. The hike starts at 10:00am in the morning so endeavor to be at Kibati in time. During the hike you will look out for different mammals, birds, butterflies, etc. The hike to summit the top of mount Nyiragongo takes roughly 5-6hours depending on the level of fitness of hikers. As soon as you summit the top, you have a clear view of Virunga park at glace, the neighboring parks and other volcanoes nearby Nyiragongo.
You will spend the night in the shelters which have been built on the edge of the mountain. Enjoy quality time relaxing and having dinner under the stars, with skyline light by a red glow from the molten lava crater lake.
Day 2: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and Transfer back to Goma.
Wake up to a beautiful morning on the mountain. Take delicious breakfast and later start to descend Nyiragongo Mountain. The hiking expedition down the mountain will take about 4 hours or less depending on your pace. You will meet with your guide once you have descended the mountain, and then proceed with your transfer back to Goma with a drop off at La Grande Barrière. End of Tour.
Please Note that this 2 Day Nyiragongo Hike Tour package is inclusive of the following; Volcano trek/hiking permit, Transportation to and from your pick up location in Gisenyi or Goma, and accommodation for one night on Nyiragongo Mountain.
This tour package excludes the following expenses; Nyiragongo backpack, porter fees, gratuities and any other expenses of personal nature.