This tour to climb Nyiragongo volcano in Virunga national Park start and ends in Goma, Our Company is one of the few tour operators who offers well organized and hassle free tours to DR Congo with a professional English speaking tour leaders! This short tour will take you to kibati where you will climb the famous active Nyiragongo volcano to see the world’s largest lava lake.
Day by Day
Day 1: Nyiragongo hiking
After your breakfast, at 7 am you will move from the hotel, and do some shopping in the supermarket before transferring to Kibati Village where you start you hiking experience. Start the hiking and arrive at the top in the afternoon. This will take you 5-8hours, with enroute view of some animals and birds along the trail. Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the Shelter on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground. The Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Recently erupted in 2002 creating a mass destruction of Goma city where the lava lakes can still be seen and important buildings have been destroyed by it.
Main destination: Virunga National Park
Accommodation: Virunga shelters
Meals & drinks: Dinner at the Top of the Volcano,, Drinks not included
Day 2: Back from volcano and transfer to Goma
In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the Nyiragongo crater before you descend. Around noon you will be back at base camp. After this amazing experience it is time to relax. Your driver/guide will take you to Goma then cross the border to Rwanda.
Main destination: Gisenyi Rwanda
Accommodation: End of tour no accommodation
Meals & drinks: Meals at own expense, Drinks not included
COST: 415USD Per Person
Food Portage, Rescue fee, Sleeping Bag, Park fees (for non-residents)
A professional driver/guide, All transportation
All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section), Visa to congo
International flights (from/to home)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)