Take Nyiragongo Hiking Adventure in Congo

Are you planning to visit Mount Nyiragongo for an adventure in Congo? Tourists or travelers who are planning and wish to visit can book mount Nyiragongo Adventure in Congo through budget gorilla trekking offering affordable tours. Booking this adventure requires you to purchase a Nyiragongo trekking permit $300 per person and the DRC tourist visa at $100. Apart from organizing everything required for the trek, we ensure that you are taken care of from the moment you step into Congo from Rwanda until you cross back after the trek.

Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato volcano at 3470 meters above sea level, so good 6-7 hours include all the stopovers and breaks in between. Deep with its crater awaits a special treasure for one who manages to reach the crater rim, the largest and most accessible lava lake in the world, one of the most spectacular natural marvels in all Africa.

Mount Nyiragongo Adventure is an experience of a lifetime trekking up the mountain and thrilling onto the caldera of a live volcano to see the massive lava lake bubbling away. It’s dramatic at night when the entire sky glows red from the lava. The trek itself isn’t easy, a reasonable level of fitness is essential for the climb especially because of the altitude.

Goma is just across the border from Gisenyi (Rubavu) which is about a 3 hours’ drive from Kigali. If you don’t have your own vehicle you can easily catch a bus from the Nyabugogo bus station, and generally leaves every half hour. If you’ve got a lot of bags you’ll probably want to stake your claim to good seats and stash your bags on a bus that’s not yet full which will probably mean waiting about 20 to 30 minutes for it to leave. No need to book tickets in advance.

You start at about 5000 feet and the summit is at about 11500 feet and the distance is about 8.5km. Going up works your lungs and coming down works your legs especially your knees. It is extremely cold up there so take all the warm weather gear you can.

Accommodation at the top of Mount Nyiragongo is inside small triangular tents that are pitched inside rough a-frame buildings, some with doors, most without. There are 12 fibre glass cabins at the top, each wide enough to take two single mattresses with about 20cms between them. The cabins are about 35cms longer than the mattress. Once close the door for the night they warm up a little.

You’ll be provided with a decent mattress and pillow. The tents aren’t huge and you’ll be in close quarters with your tent buddy, especially since some of them seem to be built on a slight angle which means you’ll roll into them which is great for keeping warm. This won’t matter unless you’re a single traveler since you might find yourself bunking with a stranger.

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Africa is much known to be the gateway for your safari, and visiting primates, wildlife, birds, people and culture is much popular. Today Visit Nyiragongo is here to show you the other expeditions you can experience in Africa, first you will know what is and where is Nyiragongo Volcano? what to know before you visit the mountain. Therefore, as you plan to hike Nyiragongo there is other mountains like Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Rwenzori, Elgon in Uganda and Mount Meru in Kenya and if you are interest to visit them too our Africa Travel Experts are here to help you customize these expeditions. More so Nyiragongo is situated in Virunga National Park, which also offers other mountains like Mikeno, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo and you can hike all of these mountains while on your African Expeditions.

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Nyiragongo Updates

Another major eruption of the volcano began on January 17, 2002, after several months of increased seismic and fumarolic activity. A 13 km fissure opened in the south flank of the volcano, spreading in a few hours from 2800 m to 1550 m elevation and reaching the outskirts of the city of Goma, the provincial capital on the northern shore of Lake Kivu.

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