Mt Nyiragongo is part of the Virunga Volcanoes which are shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. This mountain house an active volcano that last erupted in 2002 leaving scores dead and property destroyed. It is nevertheless a beauty to behold especially in the night when one is able to view it amidst the darkness.
Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi
Gisenyi is a border town with DR Congo on the shores of Lake Kivu and it is our preferred stop for over night. Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or Airport in case you have an early flight. You will then proceed to Gisenyi and take a short boat trip on lake Kivu.
Journey time – 2.5 hours
Meal plan – L & D
Upmarket – Lake Kivu Serena
Midrange – Inzozi Lodge
Budget – Paradise Malahide
Day 2: Nyiragongo Hike
Nyiragongo hike starts with a short briefing before the hike. Your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area where you will find porters to help in the carrying your bags unless you are sure of hiking with them. The hike takes anything between 4 – 7 hours depending on your speed and experience. Enjoy the views of Goma town and different vegetation covers as you hike through arriving at the top later than evening. You are advised to view the lava from the crater as its best seen in the dark.
Day 3: Descend the Volcano and transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, start your descent back to the park headquarters and proceed to Goma town after which you transfer back to Gisenyi and proceed to Kigali.