3 Days Mount Nyiragongo volcano hike to reach the summit and see the beautiful lava lake with red glow from the crusted lava

This 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo volcano hike safari transfers you to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo the most active volcano in the world situated in Democratic Republic of Congo. It is famously known of its lava lake that has had resent times of volcanic activity.

Mount Nyiragongo’s lava lake is found at a maximum elevation of 3250m (pre-disaster), inside a 3465m tall stratovolcano; the lake is about 600m deep and has one of the most fluid lava in the world.

Programme for the 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo volcano hike safari

Day 1: Kigali City tour and Transfer to Gisenyi or Goma
After your breakfast at your hotel of residence or upon arrival at Kigali International airport our driver guide will pick up, briefs you on your 3 day safari and immediately start off your safari package with a Kigali city tour where you will have a chance to visit the genocide memorial sites.

Later drive to Gishenyi for an evening boat ride on Lake Kivu that will reward you with great views of the lake’s islands and the distant Nyiragongo volcano.

You will have your lunch before crossing to Goma. After crossing to the border, you will start feeling the excitement of Congo. Dinner and overnight stay will be at our reserved lodge.

Day 2: Nyiragongo volcano hike
After your morning breakfast, you will be driven to Kibati ranger post the Nyiragongo hike starting point where you will be taken through the hiking guidelines thereafter start off the climbing activity. It will take you an average of about 6 hours to reach the summit. Porters will also be available to help you out carry you luggage to the summit.

You will also a variety of tree species, wildlife species and a number of bird species. You will also notice that there is no vegetation as you head upwards which gives you good view of the surrounding landscape. Once you get to the summit, you will have great views of the beautiful lava lake with red glow from the crusted lava, terrain vegetation and overlooking Virunga region.

Dinner and overnight stay at the summit of the mountain huts.

Day 3: Descend the Nyiragongo volcano and drive back to Kigali
After your early morning breakfast, start to descend downwards back to Kibati where you will your driver guide. Transfer back to lodge for lunch and relaxation, later drive back to Kigali International airport or your place of residence for drop off.

Safari includes

  • Transport to and from
  • Hiking permits
  • Bottled water
  • English speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Safari excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Nyiragongo back pack
  • Tips to porters and driver guide
  • Insurance