2 DAY MOUNT NYIRAGONGO HIKE CONGO SAFARI
2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari: This 2 days / 1 Night Mount Nyiragongo hiking safari is one of the shortest Congo safaris enjoyed by adventurous travelers on a Congo safari to Virunga national park. Being a short adventure, this 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike is only possible for travelers who spend an overnight in Gisenyi Rwanda or Goma Congo a day before the hike to easily join other hikers in time at Kibati Ranger post where the briefing is conducted. This is as well the starting point for the Hike. All you require is to obtain your Congo Visa, Hire a porter as well as a cook to assist you in preparing food while at the summit. All these are available in a Nyiragongo back packer which includes a porter, sleeping bag and the cook. Let us know if you wish to hire this package. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the 8 volcanos that are shared amongst Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park as well as Congo’s Virunga national park. Other 7 volcanoes include Mount Nyamulagira, Mount Mikeno, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo. Mount Nyiragongo hike is a rewarding safari to enjoy on a budget friendly cost just for 2 days and 1 night at the summit of mount Nyiragongo at 3,470M above the sea level and its last eruption was in May 2021.
Highlights of 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari
- Day 1: Pick up from Goma/ Gisenyi and transfer to Kibati (Virunga national park) – Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend)
- Day 2: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer back to Goma/ Gisenyi
Day 1: Pick up from Goma/ Gisenyi and transfer to Kibati (virunga national park) – Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend)
Mount Nyiragongo (Ascend): Your adventure will start on day 1 of 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari with a hotel pick up either from Goma or Gisenyi depending on your previously communicated pick up location. Carry alongside your packed lunch box and wear appropriate hiking attire then set off on a drive to Kibati ranger post where other hikers will all converge ready for a briefing by the experienced rangers. During briefing, you come to learn more about Mount Nyiragongo, its formation, when it last erupted and many more. Once the briefing is done, you will start the ascension through the forest where you will spot lots of fauna and flora species including primates, mammals, birdlife and abundant of tree species.
The hike is divided into 4 thus throughout the 3 segments, you all have to move as a group under the protection of the rangers for security and safety purposes. You will enjoy your picnic packed lunch enroute and proceed ascending. Along the 4th stage, hiker s are free to move in any way they want thus the fast hikers can move to the summit fast and the slow ones will follow slowly till they reach. Upon arrival at the summit, Hikers are rewarded with fascinating and stunning views of different attractions including the neighboring volcanos, parks and many more. You will spend an entire night at the top of Mount Nyiragongo.
Meal plan: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
Day 2: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer back to Goma/ Gisenyi
Descend Nyiragongo and transfer back to Goma/ Gisenyi: On the 2nd day which is the final day of your 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari, have your breakfast by 5:30am and check out to join the other group of hikers and start descending back to Kibati where you will join convoy for a transfer back to Goma. You will then cross over into Gisenyi Rwanda and proceed to Kigali.
END OF 2 DAYS MOUNT NYIRAGONGO HIKE CONGO SAFARI
Inclusive on 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari
- Convoy transfer to and from Goma
- Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit
- Congo tourist Visa (Upon request)
- Pick up and drop off – Kigali
- Convoy and security in Congo
- Drinking water
- Meals as per itinerary
Exclusive in 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari
- International travel visa and Flight air ticket
- Porter Hire fees
- Tips and gratuity
- Mont Nyiragongo back packer
- Other drinks like juices, sodas, alcohol etc.
This is indeed a short Congo safari. However, you may as well check out a more flexible 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari and a combined 5 days Mount Nyiragongo Hike & Gorilla Trekking Congo Safari for an everlasting and combined breath taking experience while on your next Congo safari.