3 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour in Congo offers tourists a mind blowing adventure watching the red hot molten lava boiling. Located in eastern part of Congo which is a very safe pat of Congo to visit. This tour starts from Kigali through Gisenyi crossing into Goma and ends back in Kigali.
Day 1: Pickup from Kigali – Transfer to Gisenyi for a relaxing night along the shores of Lake Kivu
Day 2: Hike Mount Nyiragongo to the top – watch the bright molten red lava in the dark night
Day 3: Descend the Volcano and transfer back to Kigali for departure
Day 1: Pickup from Kigali – Transfer to Gisenyi
The tour starts with pickup from Kigali, depending on your pickup time, you will have a Kigali city tour to he genocide memorial site. Have lunch and drive to Gisenyi Lake kivu where ou will have dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide / Gorillas Hotel (midrange), Lake Kivu serena hotel (luxury)
Day 2: Hike Mount Nyiragongo
Mount Nyiragongo hikes start from Kibati village, Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The hike isnt strenous but requires sturdy shoes as you step on loose volcanic rocks from the previous eruptions taking you crossing all vegetation zones as you go up.
Don’t underestimate the hike, good physical shape if very necessary. We recommend a walking sticks at the briefing point and a porter carry your backpack.
The view at the top is absolutely stunning in the night staring watching the glowing red lava.
Day 3: Descend the Volcano
The descend is much easier than the hiking and your guide / drive will be waiting for you to drive you back via Goma to Gisenyi.
Drive back to Kigali with a drop off at either your hotel or the airport.
End of Tour
– Nyiragongo Volcano Hike permit
– The Congo tourist Visa @ $100 Per Person
– All Accommodations according to Itinerary
– 4*4 Safari Vehicle
– English spewing guide
– Drinking water
– Air tickets
– Visa ad visa fees
– Items of personal nature
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Tips through the tour
Useful Links to Help you Plan
Packing List for Nyiragongo
Bring a lot of water pack at least 5 big water bottles
Hire a porter to carry your pack and your water at $25
Take a walking stick as it helps with the climb – provided at the pack offices at briefing point
Physical fitness is very important for this Hike.
– You can hire hiking gear from Virunga authorities if you are traveling on your own while if you are planning your tour with a local tour company, they take care of everything.
All year round you must pack sturdy hiking boots, rain gear, comfortable hiking pants, warm clothes, layer of socks, gloves, hat, scarf, headlamp for the night, snacks and energy food and snack, enough water, long under wear and sweater for the night it gets freezing cold in the night.