3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Safaris

Itinerary For Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari

Found in Virunga National Park, Mountain Nyiragongo lies at 3470M. A hike to this mountain provides one of the mesmerizing, swirling pool of lava.

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
  • Day 2: Nyiragongo Hiking
  • Day 3: Virunga then Departure

Especially created for:

  • Experienced travellers
  • Qualified Hikers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
An early morning pick up by Escape To Africa company representative from either a hotel in Kigali or Kigali Airport. Transfer to the border of Goma, or for one in Uganda, pick up at Bunagana border. At any of the two borders, pick up by the Virunga National park guide at the agreed time and continue to Virunga National park for an overnight. Enjoy the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation on the way to the park

  • Travel time: 3 ½ Hours (Kigali – Goma), 1 ½ (Goma to Mikeno)
  • Travel Time: 25 minutes (Kisoro – Bunagana), 1 ½ Hours (Bunagana – Mikeno)
  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo
With an early breakfast, set off for Nyiragongo base at Kibati. Arrival at 7AM, head to the park headquarters for registration and briefing before entering the forest. Depending on one’s determination and experience hike for 6 – 8 hours. On arrival at the top of the Volcanoes, enjoy the fascinating view of the lava lake.

  • Overnight at one of the shelters at Nyiragongo summit

Day 3: Descend Nyiragongo then Departure
Wake up as the sunrises and get ready to descend Nyiragongo. After finalising with the park office and ranger guides, transfer back to either Goma or Bunagana border for your next destination.

  • Travel Time: 1 ½ (Mikeno – Goma), 3 ½ Hours (Goma- Kigali)
  • Travel time:  1 ½ Hours (Mikeno – Bunagana), 25 minutes (Bunagana – Kisoro)
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Included in the above quote:

  • Our Quotes are offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Hiking Permit
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 3
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodge)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 3)
  • DR Congo Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

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