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3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

3 Days Nyiragongo Volcano hike excursion particularly takes you to Nyiragongo Mountain in north western Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the highest volcano in the eight chained Virunga volcanoes shared by the three Countries of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.
The trip starts and ends in Kigali, and it will surely turn out to be one of the most adventurous African safaris you have ever had.

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Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport and transfer to Virunga national park.
Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo Mountain with overnight camping
Day 3: Descend down Nyiragongo and departure.

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Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport and transfer to Virunga national park.
On arrival at Kigali airport, be picked by our experienced guide who will drive you out of the city while showing you some prominent and historical buildings. Drive straight to Gisenyi; the border town between Rwanda and DR Congo.

It is located on the shores of the largest lake in Rwanda shared with DR Congo. Here you will have lunch and a launch cruise, interactions with the local people and also experience the border crossing activities in Rwanda.
After crossing over to DR Congo, drive to Goma to check in at the lodge, have dinner and relaxation in preparation for the next big day.
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge
Midrange: Bukima Tented Camp

Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo Mountain.
Have an early breakfast and then start the journey to Virunga national park headquarters. Here have a simple briefing about the Nyiragongo hike and also get a hand stick to help you throughout the hike.

Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano involves walking up a both slippery and rugged terrain, with only support from the hand stick and tree branches that you would pass by. Walk through a well-designed trail on the way to the top of Virunga’s highest volcano, this is probably the most challenging hike you will ever have.
But on reaching the top, the view is worth every step moved forward. Watch the world’s largest lava crater lake, forming a web like structure, the view becomes more beautiful as it gets dark, this is why you will spend a night with one of Africa’s most active volcanoes. At the top you still have spectacular views of Gisenyi town and other Virunga volcanoes.
Accommodation: Mountain Huts

Day 3: Descend down Nyiragongo and departure.
In the morning, have breakfast and start descending down this amazing volcano in Africa. Return to the park headquarters and then drive back to Kigali town for lunch and departure at the airport.

End of Tour

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  • Flight tickets
  • Vehicle
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Nyiragongo hiking fees
  • Launch cruise
  • Meals
  • Guiding fees
  • Congo Visa Fees
  • Drinking water
  • Boarder fees
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary.


  • Any other activity not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks other than water
  • Souvenirs / craft shopping
  • Visas and Air tickets


Created by: Shafiq Topkins