How many days do I need to hike Nyiragongo? – This is common question that visitors always ask but You need 2 days to hike Mount Nyiragongo Volcano. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the mountain is the world’s active and violent volcanoes in the whole of Africa continent. The volcano has smoke and fire flames which are attractive and can be viewed daily but the best time is during the night.
The Nyiragongo Volcano has an elevation of 3470 and it lies within the Virunga National Park. The distance from Goma to Nyiragongo Volcano is 17 kilometers, the park is bordering Rwanda. You will meet the mountain having the lava lake and tragic eruption in the volcanoes happened in 1997 and 2002 the eruptions taken places with lava flowing into Lake Kivu leaving several people killed and hundreds displaces in Goma town. Read more about the best time to climb mount Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo Africa
Day One: Nyiragongo hiking to the summit
Day Two: Descending to the bottom
Our Great Adventure Safaris driver will transfer you to the National Park office but make sure you have breakfast at your lodge. The hiking time takes about 5-6 hours and the departure time for hiking from the office is at 10:00 am with a guide and park ranger. You will hike till you reach the summit or the view Point of Nyiragongo Mountain. Overnights are spent from the top of the mountain, in the tented camps. Your lunch and dinner will be served from the tented camps on the top of the mountain.
After your memorable breakfast from the summit, your then descend back at 6:30 am and it takes only 3 hours to the bottom where the driver will be waiting for you to start the transfer back to Kigali city. Contact Great Adventure Safaris now to book your hike up mount Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo.