Nyiragongo volcano

Nyiragongo volcano

4 days

• Gisenyi boat ride + city tour
• Nyiragongo Volcano hike (Dem.Rep. of Congo)
• Overnight stay at the active crater


Day 1: Gisenyi boat ride + city tour

You will be picked up in Kigali and depart for a 3 hours’ drive to Gisenyi arriving in time for lunch at your hotel. The afternoon is spent in the largest port on the Rwandan shore of Lake Kivu. Enjoy a boat ride to one of the islands in Lake Kivu. Explore the town, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the local market. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Stipp Hotel Gisenyi | Gorilla Lake Kivu Hotel | Kivu Serena Hotel


Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano hike

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Democratic Republic of Congo border. Clear with customs and proceed to the park headquarters. Nyiragongo, one of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes, towers above the thick jungles of Virunga National park. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. After a long climb to the top have your dinner prepared and stay overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake.

Accommodation: tent


Day 3: Descend + Return to Rwanda

After breakfast, you will start the descend at 0700hrs when the sun is arriving at the trailhead, have lunch, then continue down to be transferred to the Congo border to clear with customs before proceeding to Musanze for a quiet rest. Drop-off at your hotel.

Accommodation: Garden Place Hotel | Classic Lodge Nyakinama | Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge

Day 4: Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast we’ll bring you to your hotel in Kigali or the airport.

Price: from $1,182, depending on season and choice of hotel.

The price is based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room on full board basis.
It includes:
o Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
o English speaking driver/guide
o Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
o All guide fees
o Permits where necessary
Excluded are:
o International flights & visas
o Travel insurances
o Driver guide and local escort tips
o Activities not mentioned in the program

Possibility to add an extra day in Musanze for local activities or a Golden Monkey or Gorilla trekking, see Wildlife.

Wildlife or international add-on’s possible.

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