Climb Nyiragongo Volcano with us, from Goma or Gisenyi and camp for 1 or 2 nights on the rim of the giant crater high above the violently active lava lake.
Lakes of hot lava are one of the most spectacular forms of volcanic activity, but they are very difficult to see since there are only a few of them in the world at any given time. So, if you want to see a really impressive lava lake, you have only one option left: Nyiragongo. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the east of Congo DRC, at around 19 km from Goma and is the most active volcano in the world. In 1997 and 2002, flows of very liquid lava broke out from cracks in the volcanic slopes. The lava covered 17 km reaching the town of Goma in just a few minutes, killed dozens of people, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The eruptions temporarily drained the lava lake in the summit crater while volcanic gases suffocated the heather forests on the upper slopes. Now the forest is recovering, and the wildlife is beginning to return. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and takes about 4-5 hours in often hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep; there are a lot of rare birds and small mammals along the trail.
Nyiragongo Volcano Trekking Program
Day 1: Pickup from Kigali & Travel to Gisenyi
Our guide will pick you up from Kigali. Take a Kigali City Tour – Gisozi Genocide Museum, Caplaki Market, . Have Lunch and Travel to Gisenyi, a town located on the northern shores of Lake Kivu. Overnight at Discover Guest House (Budget) / Hotel Paradise Malahide (Midrange) / Serena Lake Resort (Luxury)
Day 2: Ascend Nyiragongo
Cross the Rwanda – Congo Border. Transfer to Kibati Village where the Climb starts. 10.30 Am. Start Climbing. Arrive at the top late in the afternoon at around 04 or 05.00 am. You will admire the lava lake all the evening- Overnight in tents on the rim of the giant crater high above the violently active lava lake.
Day 3: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano
After breakfast at 7.00am, Back down- arrive in Kibati village at around 10 or 11.00am- Meet our tour guide. Transfer to Gisenyi and embark on a return trip to Kigali. Drop off at the hotel in Kigali or at the Kanombe Airport.
- This trip requires a considerable degree of fitness
- This trip requires late flights from Kigali (above 7pm)
Equipments to bring:
Walking boots, a day-back pack, light dressing, waterproof clothing, sun glasses, and warm clothes for the upper region of the volcano where you will spend the night and walking poles for hiking.
Our Tariff will includes park entrance fees, guide, porters, tent, sleeping bag, coffee, and transport to the volcano itself.
If you are part of a group, don’t hesitate to tell us for a discount.
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