3 DAY MOUNT NYIRAGONGO HIKE CONGO SAFARI
3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari: This 3 days / 2 Night Mount Nyiragongo hiking safari is one of the most fascinating and yet short Congo safari enjoyed by adventurous travelers who wish to hike up the summit of Mount Nyiragongo while on a Congo safari to Virunga national park.
Being a short adventure, this 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari lasts only 3 days and 2 nights starting from Kigali Rwanda though it can as well start and end in Kisoro Uganda. One need to pay and book their Nyiragongo hiking permit in advance. In fact, we usually help all our clients in booking these permits which are then picked upon arrival at the park. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most hiked volcano of all 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 3 days and 2 nights excursion including a 1 night at the summit of mount Nyiragongo at 3,470M above the sea level. Mount Nyiragongo as per the day of writing this article in 2021, last erupted in May 2021.
Highlights of 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari
- Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Virunga national park
- Day 2: Transfer to Kibati ranger post and Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend)
- Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer to Goma
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Virunga national park
Kigali to Virunga national park: On day 1 of 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari and depending on your location in Kigali Rwanda, you will be met by our experienced company safari driver/ guide who will then take you through a briefing about this short Congo safari as you set off on a drive to Goma via Gisenyi which is a Rwanda Congo Crossing Border point. While in Gisenyi, you will be cleared, and kindly remember to re-apply for a Rwanda Visa as you will need it while returning from Congo to Rwanda. You will then cross over through Grande barrier into Goma where you will enjoy your enroute lunch. Proceed to obtain your Mount Nyiragongo Hiking permit and finally be transferred to your lodge for dinner and night rest at Bukima Tented Camp (Budget)/ Kibumba Tented Camp (Mid-range)/ Mikeno lodge (Luxury).
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Kibati & Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend)
Mount Nyiragongo (Ascend): Your adventure on the 2nd day of your 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari will start early in the morning with breakfast at your lodge, have a lunch boxed packed by the lodge, 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 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer back to Goma
Descend Nyiragongo and transfer back to Goma/ Gisenyi: On the 3rd day which is the final day of your 3 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 3 DAYS MOUNT NYIRAGONGO HIKE CONGO SAFARI
Inclusive on 3 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
- Accommodation for 2 nights (1 Night at the lodge and 1 Night at the summit)
- Convoy and security in Congo
- Drinking water
- Meals as per itinerary
Exclusive in 3 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 3 days Congo safari is worth a do for most of adventurous travelers that wish to spend an overnight at the summit of Mount Nyiragongo. However, you may as well check out a shortest 2 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari which lasts only 2 days and 1 night or 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.