Nyiragongo Volcano Hike is carried out in Goma Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga ranges next to Virunga Gorilla National park which is Africa’s oldest National Park where Mountain Gorillas Trekking in Congo is done.
Mount Nyiragongo is an active Volcanoe standing at a height of 3470 meters in in Virunga mountains featuring the world’s largest lava lake being one of the eight Volcanoes in Virunga ranges of the Africa Rift Valley.
Nyiragongo is located in north of the town of Goma and lake Kivu on the western border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo next to Virunga Gorilla National park which is Africa’s oldest National Park.
A 2 Days Nyiragongo Hike is enough to make you adventure and enjoy the scenic active Volcano.
How to Book Nyiragongo Hike
You can book through Katona Tours to handle your Nyiragongo Volcano hike right from on your arrival at Kigali Airport Rwanda, Kisoro Border Uganda or Goma Border and back to.
Visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and Climb Nyirangogo Volcano
Itinerary for Nyiragongo Volcano Hike 3 Days
Day 1- Transfer from the Airport in Kigali, Visit the Genocide Memorial and drive to Goma in Congo
On arrival at Kigali Airport with a morning flight, you will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and transfer to Goma Congo. Diner and overnight at Lac Kivu lodge/Mikeno Lodge (Luxury), Caritas (Mid-range/Budget)
Day 2 – Transfer to Kibati and hike Nyiragongo Volcano
After breakfast in the morning, you will drive to Kibati the base of Mt. Nyiragongo one of the active volcanoes for briefing by the park rangers and start the hike. Nyiragongo is 3470m and it takes between 5- 6 hrs to get to the top. The Volcano gives a beautiful night scenic view of the boiling magma that is the high light for Triple Gorilla Tour Rwanda. Dinner and Overnight at Nyirangogo Volcano summit shelter.
Day 3 – Descend from Nyirangogo Volcano to Kibati and Transfer back to Goma Congo/Kisoro Uganda / Kigali Airport Rwanda for your late departure flight
Duration of Nyiragongo Hiking Tour
Nyiragongo hike takes about 4 to 6 hours to climb the summit that begins at Kibati at an altitude of about 1,989 meters to 3,470 meters above sea level. Guaranteed by experienced guides who will lead all your treks after checking your complete hiking and cold weather gear including packed meals, proper hydration and take preventive measures from your physician for those prone to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) because of the change in altitude. Before you make the climb, make sure you have packed accordingly since there is no food service on top of Nyiragongo to be rewarding as it is demanding. Porters will help carry your back packers to ease the trek for you.
Fortunately for fitter people it is possible to climb up and descend in one day. On one occasion you will reach the top of Nyiragongo after a walk through the lava rocks you are guaranteed to have extensive views of the Virunga mountains National Park. A fine early evening dinner and overnight stay at Nyiragongo Cabins built on the edge of the lava lake will introduce you to a new beginning in the late dark hours once again to view the dim brittle outside of lava, the merging and cracking lava rocks. Seeing rock plates separate and unbelievably create a spider-web like pattern typically makes Nyiragongo Lava Lake unique with attention-grabbing views you will ever wonder in a lifetime.
On Day two, after everyone has had a strenuous climb through Nyiragongo’s magma rocks and the rim of tropical forested slopes, descend from the summit back to Kibati
The Itinerary above includes;
-Transportation by 4 x4 wheel drive
-Full Board Accommodation
-Nyiragongo Hiking permit
-Congo Tourist Visa
-1 porter to carry your langage
-Over Night at Nyiragongo shelter
After or Before the Nyiragongo Climbing, You may decide to go for Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National park.