3 Days Hiking Nyiragongo Volcanoes Congo Safari is a memorable recipe full of authentic Sightings and one of the best Mountaineering Safaris or Mountain Hiking Safaris that tests your adrenaline, Mount Nyiragongo is located in Goma town, west of Rwanda at the border of Lake Kivu, roaring in a clear distance like a green camel hump, rising into the blue with a craggy grey face more steep and seemingly hard for a Nyiragongo Mountain Climbing Safari due to it’s spoiled Volcano nature with sheer drops growing to the right where Niragongo slumbering giant rocks reside.
Mountain Nyiragongo covers a total surface area of about 3,470metres in Virunga national park which is found in Democratic Republican of Congo. Nyiragongo Mountain Hiking testifies a Uganda Mountain Climbing destination where time stops, the whole conformity is of Nyiragongo is seen covered white sweet white snow rumbling down this ancient basin, a trek towards the legs of the mountains covers you ghist-grey mist, Well this doesn’t stop us, we hit forwards on our nature walk till the Sky-stabbing top of Nyiragongo Mountain.
It’s the only African most active volcano with steep sides and a crater of about 2km wide that contains the world’s largest lava lake, which has erupted 34 times since 1882 and recorded for the 40% Africa’s volcano eruptions. The Lava is often a fluid made of melilite, analkali-rich type of volcano rock and can be seen on the steep slopes.
The main activity at mount Nyiragongo is the hike , which will leads you to the top of the lava lake that once erupted ,bird watching: see different number of birds, sight out animals like the white colobus monkey, velvet monkey, elephants and many more.We advise our dear clients to be physically fit and healthy before attempting to hike the mountain. You may also do some exercises two days before the day of hike.
Day 1: Travel to Mountain Nyiragongo
Our Uganda Safari tour Agency guide, will pick you up from your area of residence or hotel depending on your arrival time. And if you’re in Uganda, you can be picked up from Kisoro or Kabale however, if you’re to be picked up from Uganda you need to book your trip earlier.
Drive to the genocide memorial site in Kigali, the oldest kings place Nyanza learn about the Rwanda culture then set off to Kabiti ranger, the drive is about 17km from Goma town past Kigali the land of hills. Arrive and check in at the lodge.Accommodation (option) dinner [ Lake Kivu lodge, Mikino lodge, Bukima tented camp]
Day 2: Nyiragongo Mountain Hiking, Climbing the Volcanoes
Wake up early morning and have a heavy breakfast, our guide will drive you to Kabiti ranger quarters where you will be briefed about the whole hike. Meet the porters who will help you carry your luggage’s at a fee charge, the hike starts at exactly 10am. Hike through the forest as you spot out different bird species and tree species.
The hike takes about 5 hours, when you reach summit, you might as well spot out different animals like the elephants, monkeys and bird species, set out your cameras to take great pictures of the glowing fire from the lava lake, a beautify scenery to encounter. Overnight tents at the top of the volcanoes are set, Enjoy your meals from here near the glowing fire. This is the most charming encounter our tourists tend to enjoy.
Day 3: Retire Back from 3 days Nyiragongo Safari
The sweet harmony of Congo bird species, gives us a ride down a mule of thoughts and sweet awakening thoughts, waking up on the countryside in a protected wilderness covers you with the humid sweet lazy orange sun rays penetrating through the mountainous vegetation, warming to our skins, for experienced hikers, this is not the first trek, we are used to wake up very early for a morning breeze alongside a cup of hot water, hike back to the lodge, check out and drive to Kigali city either to your hotel or your final destination for departure or continue on your Safari.