3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safari

3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safari: 3 days in Virunga hiking up Mount Nyiragongo is a perfect Congo safari if you are up for a hike in Virunga national park. Book this tour any day of the year. The 3 days Nyiragongo hike Congo package starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.  

3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safari

Virunga national park is among the oldest national parks of Africa as it was gazette as a national park in 1925 and is located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Trip highlights

  • Day 1: Drive from Kigali and cross to Goma.
  • Day 2: Hike up mount Nyiragongo.
  • Day 3: Descend mount Nyiragongo and drive back to Kigali.

Trip description

Day 1: Drive from Kigali and cross to Goma.

By 8 am, you will be expected to be ready to set out to start your transfer to Virunga national park. You will drive 5 hours west of Rwanda and check in at the Virunga tourism office at the Grande Barrier border building. After receiving your permits for your next day’s activities, you will drive to your hotel in Goma.

Arrive at your lodge in time for a late lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge as you wait for nightfall. Dinner will be served and you will spend a night in Goma.

Hotel options in Goma.

  • Hotel linda for budget
  • La Joie plaza for midrange
  • Lac Kivu lodge for luxury

Day 2: Hike up mount Nyiragongo.

Breakfast will be served and you will drive to the starting point of the Nyiragongo hike. Attend a briefing before you ascend uphill. Start your 5 hour hike up hill with 2 stopover points to refresh and cool off. 

You will reach the Nyiragongo summit in the early evening hours giving you ample time to enjoy the views from the top as dinner gets ready. You will spend the night in the Nyiragongo summit shelters.

Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and drive back to Kigali.

Wake up early enough to catch the sunrise at the top of Nyiragongo. Grab your simple breakfast shortly before you pack your bags to start on the descent. You will leave the crater rim headed to the trailhead arriving at around midday. Your driver-guide will be waiting to transfer you back to Kigali for drop off. If you have time, you can take on a brief Kigali city tour and be dropped off as you will advise.

End of the 3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safari

Trip quote includes:

  • Full time safari vehicle
  • English/ French speaking driver guide
  • DRCongo tourist visa
  • Accommodation all nights
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Bottled water
  • Mount Nyiragongo hike permit

Trip quote excludes:

  • Rwanda visa
  • Flight fares
  • Optional activities
  • Personal needs like phone service, laundry, gratuities.
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