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3 Days DR Congo Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

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A beautiful life experience tour with Kwafrika Travel Ltd at Nyiragongo volcano in the heart of Africa. Nyiragongo is a beautiful stratovolcano that features the world’s largest lava lake. The volcano’s forested lower slopes are home to a variety of animals, including chimpanzees, monkeys, and bushbuck. Nyiragongo’s summit rim is largely devoid of vegetation and is sometimes dusted with snow. From the rim, visitors can peer down into a churning lava lake and see and hear hot gases exploding up though a mosaic of molten lava. Although predictable and therefore safe for tourists, Nyiragongo is greatly feared during eruptions.

Duration: 1 day

Location: Mount Nyiragongo, 21 Gm, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo

Day 1: Pick up in Kigali
After breakfast at your hotel, our representative guide will pick and transfer you to Democratic Republic of Congo/Goma town. You will have lunch, Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Goma. In the afternoon you may go for city tour depending on your arrival time.
Day 2: Nyiragongo hike
This is a day for hiking to the summit of Mt Nyiragongo an active volcano in the heart of Virunga national park. You will have a morning breakfast and go for briefing at the hiking starting point. Hiking starts at 10:00am taking you roughly 6 hours to reach the summit of the volcano. Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
At the peak of Nyiragongo, the lava lake is incredible, you can spend hours watching the waves of lava and listening to its roars. You will sleep in basic huts (make sure to bring warm clothes as it’s quite cold up there) and you will probably wake up above the clouds.
Meals included:
• Dinner: We will arrange food for you
Accommodation included: Overnight in shelters at the summit of the volcano
Day 3: Descending & Departure
After a very early morning visit to the lava lake, have your breakfast around 7:00 am, downhill mountains where you will reach down at around 12am depending on the group speed. Upon arrival at the bottom proceed back to Kigali.

Duration: 1 day

Location: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Amazing... visiting the lava lake was the best thing ever! Would recommend if you are an adventurer brave enough to go to DRC! Armed guards the whole hike so it is safe enough and worth the amazing sight. Solo traveller and never felt worried and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KwafrikaTravel, Manager at Kwafrika Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Thank you for visiting Congo. We were glad to have you and we hope you will track the gorillas on your next trip to Congo.

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