3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike starts from Rwanda, then transfer to DRC for mount Nyiragongo hike, and return Kigali Rwanda for a city tour and departures 

3 days mount Nyiragongo hike and city tour will take you deep into Virunga national park for the breath taking hike to summit the top of Mount Nyiragongo and then  spend time with in the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali visiting different parts of the city including the genocide memorial sites, visiting the markets, coffee shops, among others 

Requirements for 3 days mount Nyiragongo hike and Kigali city tour;

  • Obviously a hiking permit is the gate pass to hike mount Nyiragongo and it can be booked online and then obtained upon arrival at the park headquarters in Virunga national park
  • Yellow fever vaccination is also a must in order to be allowed to cross over to DRC. In fact, to obtain a Congo visa, at the border, you must present proof of yellow fever vaccination and other travel documents including passport
  • You will need to hire a cook, a porter and the sleeping bag 
  • Warm attire to keep you warm during the night at the top of the mountain which is elevated at 4,370m
  • Ensure that you have enough bottled drinking water 
  • Obtain a hiking stick at the headquarters to assist you during the ascension 
  • Hopefully, you will remember to pack you pretty hiking shoes which should be light to avoid lifting heavy weights for a long period of time
  • Pack your snacks
  • Dress an appropriate hiking attire which includes garden gloves, long sleeved shirts, long pants, sunglasses, cap 
  • Pack your sunscreen and insect repellant

Highlights of the 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

  • Day 1: Arrival, Kigali city tour and transfer to Gisenyi
  • Day 2: Ascend Mount Nyiragongo
  • Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and departures 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Kigali city tour and transfer to Gisenyi

  • Arrival & Kigali city tour: On this day1 of 3 days tour, depending on your arrival time, our company driver will be available to pick you up from Kigali international airport and transfer you to Kigali for lunch and a city tour where you will be in a position to visit markets i.e. Kimironko Market, genocide memorial sites, and the other surrounding attractions in Kigali.
  • Transfer to Gisenyi: Later, embark on the journey to Gisenyi for dinner and overnight rest. Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend)

  • Hike Mount Nyiragongo: On this day 2 of the 3 days mount Nyiragongo hike, you will wake up on breakfast, check out of the lodge/hotel in Gisenyi and meet with your driver to transfer you to Virunga park headquarters where you will be welcomed with the convoy, armed rangers and the tour guide to proceed with you Congo tour under tight security.  The hike starts at 10:00 am at Kibati so ensure to be there in time for a briefing, ranger allocation and hire the porter before starting the hike. On summiting the top, you will have a clear view of the lava lake at the top and entire park at glance.

Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and departures

  • Descend: On the day three of 3 days mount Nyiragongo Hike, you will wake up early in the morning at the top of Mount Nyiragongo, enjoy your breakfast and get ready to descend the mountain. Descending mount Nyiragongo starts at 6:30 am so be prepared as early as possible to descend with the rest of the travelers. 
  • Transfer to Kigali: As soon as you reach down, you will be driven back to the border where you will meet with your guide to take you to Kigali for lunch, relaxation from an exhilarating activity and then be driven to the airport to catch your flight.
3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike
3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

End of the 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

Package includes:

  • Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit 
  • Ranger fees
  • All meals as per itinerary 
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel 
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • An English speaking guide
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel
  • Enough bottled drinking water
  • Pick up and drop off

Package excludes;

  • All travel expenses such as Visa and air ticket
  • Porter fee 
  • Laundry 
  • Domestic flights
  • Life insurance
  • All activities not included on the Itinerary 
  • All alcoholic drinks, other beverages, and cigarettes
  • Other personal expenses including phone calls, emails
  • Tips 
  •  Souvenirs 

This 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike and Kigali city tour is an awesome experience that guarantees the best and memorable stay that will leave you craving for more as you meet different people during the Kigali city tour and view lots of wildlife in DRC. This 3 days tour will start from Rwanda to DRC and end in Rwanda.

See also: 2 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

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