Congo gorilla tracking-mount Nyiragongo hiking combined, both activities DR-Congo gorilla tracking and mount Nyiragongo volcano climbing are done in Virunga national park which is also Africa’s oldest national park. Virunga Park is about 3051 square miles, Virunga National Park has the biggest active lave lake in Africa, forests, swamps, valleys, and savannas areas.
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Virunga National Park is the only park in the world where one can track mountain gorillas and hike the world’s most active volcano Mt Nyiragongo in the same park and DR-Congo is the only country in the whole world where you can see both mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas after go for the hiking the world’s biggest lava lake volcano, you can as well track chimpanzee in this same park. Virunga National Park also connects to few Uganda national parks like Rwenzori Mountains national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Ishasha sector in Queen Elisabeth National Park, and Semiliki National Park in Uganda so, in other words, Virunga has it all.
Few Facts about Mount Nyiragongo Volcano?
Mt Nyiragongo is the world largest active volcano located in Virunga National Park bordering Rwanda and Uganda, mount Nyiragongo is only 20 km away from Goma Town it is also about 25 km from the Rwandan border of Gisenyi town at the border between Rwanda and Congo, and 40 km from Bunagana border in Kisoro Uganda side, you can easily access the active volcano of mount Nyiragongo through Uganda and Rwanda this means you add Nyiragongo hike to any of your safari itineraries in Uganda or Rwanda. The management of Virunga National re-opened the route to climb Mount Nyiragongo in 2014 for tourism, it should be noted that the experience you get in while hiking mount Nyiragongo, Nyiragongo volcano hosts the Africa and world’s biggest lava lake this is something you have to see it yourself.
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Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit price and Congo gorilla tracking permit price?
Mount Nyiragongo climbing permit cost is only $300 and also Congo gorilla trekking permit coast only $500 with some low season discounted gorilla permits which you will have to contact us for details, both permits for Nyiragongo and gorillas can be booked through a tour company like us or directly from Virunga National Park offices in Goma Town and online.