Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure with Trek Africa Expeditions as your trusted tour operator. Discover the awe-inspiring Nyiragongo Volcano hike, an experience that promises memories to last a lifetime. This expedition to Nyiragongo’s summit can seamlessly blend with other remarkable tourist activities within Virunga National Park, including thrilling Gorilla tracking in Congo, all expertly arranged through Trek Africa Expeditions.
Your journey commences upon your arrival at either Kigali International Airport in Rwanda or Kisoro Airstrip in Uganda. A warm welcome awaits you as a Trek Africa Expeditions driver guide greets you and facilitates your transfer from Kigali or Kisoro. Your route will take you through the picturesque Gisenyi town, ultimately leading to the vibrant Goma town. Depending on your preferences, you may choose to spend the night in Goma town or opt for the comfortable accommodations within Virunga National Park.
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Estimated Drive Time: 3-4 Hours
Your second day commences with your driver guide escorting you from your chosen lodge or hotel to the Kibati starting point. Here, you’ll meet local guides and porters who will provide essential guidance and information before embarking on the epic Nyiragongo hike. Ensure you’re equipped with ample drinking water and a packed lunch for the journey ahead. The hike to the summit typically spans 5-6 hours, and your evening will be spent at Nyiragongo shelters, where you’ll relish dinner and anticipate a breathtaking sunrise.
As dawn breaks, you’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast before descending from Nyiragongo to Kibati. Here, you’ll reunite with your driver guide, who will accompany you on your return journey to Goma. From Goma, your path will lead you to Gisenyi and onward to Kigali International Airport or back to Kisoro, where further adventures await. If time allows, and you arrive in Kigali early, consider visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial to gain deeper insights into the tragic events of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to transform your dream of booking a Mount Nyiragongo hike and trek into a reality. Reach out to us via email or phone, and together, we’ll meticulously plan this thrilling adventure, ensuring every moment is unforgettable.