3 days Nyiragongo hike | Virunga Ranges | Volcanoes National Park
Mount Nyiragongo is located in Goma town, west of Rwanda at the border of Lake Kivu. it covers a total surface area of about 3,470metres in Virunga national park which is found in Democratic Republican of Congo.
It’s the only African most active volcano with steep sides and a crater of about 2km wide that contains the world’s largest lava lake, which has erupted 34 times since 1882 and recorded for the 40% Africa’s volcano eruptions.
The Lava is often a fluid made of melilite, analkali-rich type of volc1ano rock
The main activity at mount Nyiragongo is the hike which will leads you to the top of the lava lake that once erupted ,bird watching see different number of birds, sight out animals like the white colobus monkey, velvet monkey, elephants any many more.
We advise our dear clients to be physically fit to climb and health or you may do some exercises two before the day of hike.
Day 1 [3 days Nyiragongo]
African Adventure Travellers is in charge to get you an English speaking guide who will pick you up from your area of residence or hotel.
You will drive to the genocide memorial site in Kigali, the oldest kings place Nyanza. learn about the Rwanda culture.
Set off to Kabiti ranger, the drive is about 17km from Goma town past Kigali the land of hills. Arrive and check in at the lodge.
Accommodation (option) dinner [Lake Kivu lodge, Mikino lodge, Bukima tented camp]
Day 2 [3 days Nyiragongo Package]
wake up early morning and have a heavy breakfast. our guide will drive you to Kabiti ranger quarters where you will be briefed about the whole hike.
Meet the porters who will help you carry your luggage’s at a fair fee charge. The hike starts at exactly 10:00am.
You will hike through the forest, spot out different bird species and tree species. The hike takes about 5hours to reach the top of the summit.
You might as well spot out different animals like the elephants, monkeys and bird species, set out your cameras to take great pictures of the glowing fire from the lava lake.
This shall give you a beautiful scenery to encounter overnight tents at the top of the volcanoes set you will enjoy your meals near the glowing fire.
Day 3 [3 days Nyiragongo Package]
wake up early morning and hike back to the lodge check out and drive to Kigali city either to your hotel or departure.