3 Days Nyiragongo Mountain Hike

The 3 Days Nyiragongo Mountain Hike takes you to the Virunga Volcano of Nyiragongo which shelters, one of the largest active Lava Lake in the whole world. Mount Nyiragongo seats on an elevation of about 3470m, with a wide caldera at its summit about 1.5 km wide.

Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi

You will meet our driver guide at Kigali International Airport upon your arrival, you will have a brief stopover at the Genocide memorials and other cultural sites around Kigali then transfer to Lake Kivu for a boat cruise, and later on check-in at your lodge lunch will be served, relax and overnight at your lodge.

3 Days Nyiragongo Mountain HikeDay 2: Hike Mount Nyiragongo

After breakfast our driver guide will be waiting for you, transfer to the starting point for your hike; meet up with the Park Ranger Guides who will brief you about the dos and don’ts while climbing the active Nyiragongo Mountain. The hike starts at the Kibati starting point at 10:00 am, the hike usually takes 6 hours to the summit depending on the physical fitness of hikers.

You will be able to see wild animals like elephants, buffalos, primates like mongooses, civets, chimpanzees, and many endemic bird species like congo peafowl, Schouten’s swift, graver’s cuckoo shrike, Prigogine swift, Bedford’s paradise flycatcher, Rockefeller’s sunbird among other bird species along the trail. Upon reaching the summit, enjoy your evening with breathtaking photography of the world’s largest active Lava Lake.

Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo

After an early morning heavy breakfast, you will descend Nyiragongo back to the starting point. Meet your driver guide who will transfer you to Kigali International Airport for an international flight back home.

End of 3 Days Nyiragongo Mountain Hike Tour

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What to carry or requirements

  • Hiking shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Hiking permit
  • Yellow fever immunization card
  • Visa for Rwanda and Congo
  • Porter