nyiragongo hike

Trip Overview

The 3 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hike is a life changing experience taking you to the summit of the active volcano. Located in the heart of Virunga National Park, Mount Nyragongo is one of the 8 volcanoes in the Virunga Conservation Area. The volcano stands at 3,470 meters above the sea level and its one of the most hiked volcanoes in the the Virunga Massif. The summit shelters the world’s largest lava lake which make it a natural wonder. The lower slopes of mount Nyiragongo shelter the endangered mountain gorillas which travelers can meet when hiking. Other Virunga Volcanoes include Mt Karisimbi, Mt Bisoke, Mt Mikeno, Mt Gahinga, Mt Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo and Mt Nyamuragira. These Volcanoes are shared between borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nyiragongo Volcano is often done along mountain gorilla trekking to see one of the 8 gorilla families in Virunga National Park. Nyiragongo hiking is one of the popular tourism activities to do on your Congo; Hiking to the top of Nyiragongo, rewards visitors with wonderful clear views of the active volcanic mountain. It’s active lava often erupts which is quite fascinating to witness yet very risky. Enjoy this guided 3 Days Nyiragongo Volcano hike with Lets Go Tours Rwanda. We shall start and end in Kigali Rwanda

Trip Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Day 2: Nyiragongo Hike
Day 3: Descend the Nyiragongo Mountain and Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Kivu

You will be received and welcomed by our company guide at Kigali International Airport and later transferred to Lake Kivu; driving southeast of Rwanda, take in the beautiful views of the rolling hills of the country side in thick green vegetation, en route stop over at the Nyanza King’s Palace and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site among others, bringing you to Lake Kivu shores in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury), Palm Gardens Resort (Midrange), Paradise Marahide (Budget)

Day 2: Nyiragongo Hike

3 Days Nyiragongo Volcano hikeHave breakfast and set off for Nyiragongo base mountain base in Congo at Kibati Mount. Upon arrival (7:00am), head to the headquarters for registration and briefing on the hiking exercise.aThe hike to the top lasts between 6 -8 hours with 4 breaks depending on one’s experience and capability. At the top of the volcano, take in the beautiful views overlooking the Virunga region. Dinner and overnight at the top of the Nyiragongo mountain.

Day 3: Descend the Nyiragongo Mountain and Departure

Rise to the humming birds and get ready for your hike down the Nyiragongo, on touching the base, check at the offices for registration and proceed with your road trip to Kigali for drop off at either a hotel / airport.
End of the tour

Tour Inclusions

  • Nyiragongo hiking permit
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Ground transport
  • Accommodation in the bandas
  • Miscellaneous
  • Meals
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Tour Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Porters fee
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary
  • Visa fees
  • Other Personal expenses