Nyiragongo volcano is the biggest active lave lake in Africa located in Virunga National Park of DR-Congo, at Mt Nyiragongo volcano is the only place in Africa where one can view ever boiling active lava lake, The active volcanic mountains with ever boiling lava lakes at the summit are not many in the in Africa and in the world and the few active volcanoes which are there are not open to tourist except for researchers, mount Nyiragongo volcano is the only active volcano that is open for tourism which makes it very special active volcano in Africa.
Mount Nyiragongo lava lake is just 17 kilometers from Goma city in the eastern part of the DR-Congo in Virunga National Park, mount Nyiragongo is the best active volcano in the world where tourists can pay to get up close to observe ever boiling lava lake at Mt Nyiragongo,
This park, Virunga National Park is also home to the endangered mountain gorillas, Virunga National Park is well known as one of the oldest national parks in Africa and it is a world heritage site with some rare animals like okapi and bongo antelope but the main tourist attractions in the Virunga national park is mountain gorilla trekking and mount Nyiragongo volcano hiking.
Mount Nyiragongo 3,470m high is not a difficult hike it just takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach the summit at the top of Nyiragongo from the starting point, on our 2 Days Mt Nyiragongo hiking from Goma city it can as well start from Kigali Rwanda depending on your flight but it is easy to fly to Kigali than Gome so most people prefer to fly to Kigali and start their tour of Nyiragongo hiking from Kigali Rwanda.
Our Days Mt Nyiragongo hiking from Goma city is the best Nyiragongo hiking package for travelers who wish to experience and explore mount Nyiragongo volcano hiking safari that also can be combined with gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.
After early breakfast, your guide/driver will meet you at the lodge in Goma city at 7: 00 and transfer you to the starting point at Kibati ranger post by 8 am for briefing before you start the hike of mount Nyiragongo, after briefing you can hire a porter that costs between 15 to 20 USD, a porter will help to carry supplies like food, water, and other supplies you may be having.
Now start hiking to the top of Nyiragongo volcano lave lake takes between 3 to 5 hours depending on the fitness leave of the group hiking so you should have reached the summit of Nyiragongo between 4 pm and 5 pm. When you reach the top of Nyiragongo summit, you will check into your room from (the cabin). The rooms (cabins) are built on a rim close to the lava lake so that you have a view from your cabin (room), these cabins have a bed with a mattress but you can still bring your own sleeping bag if you want.
After checking in your ranger guides will take you to the different safe spots where the seat and admire the ever-boiling lave, the magma glows majestically in the night and you will be able to witness it at night.
Although the smoke and amazing fires can also be observed during the day, the spectacle at night is incredible.
In the morning after spending the whole night marveling at the lava lake, it’s time to bay and hike downwards the mountain from the top of the summit it is much easier going down which means it takes a shorter time of about 2 to 3 hours walk as you admire amazing views and different vegetation growing on lava soils before you reach the starting point at Kibati ranger post where you will meet again your guide/ driver waiting to transfer you back to Goma city or airport or continue your safari elsewhere depending on how you have arranged your tour.
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