The safari takes you to the most active volcano mountain (Nyiragongo Mountain) in the whole world that has an elevation of 3470m above the sea level. It is found in Virunga national park in DR Congo. The hike will reward to eyespot the largest lava lake that will be an adventure for a good and remembered memory.
As you are hiking, you will enjoy several animals mostly primates such as red-tailed monkeys, dent’s Mona Monkeys, central African red colobus, olive baboons, grey-cheeked Mangabeys and more. One night will be spent at the summit while camping and the trip will start and end in Kigali – the capital of Rwanda.
Day 1: Travel to Virunga NP
Travel to Virunga national park in Congo after a pick up from Kigali international airport in Rwanda. It is situated in eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo in the Albertine Rift Valley. It covers an area of 8,090 sq. kilometres, making it the largest protected area in Africa with over 196 mammal species, 706 bird species, and 65 amphibians as per 2012 statistics.
The park is famous for mountain gorillas and Nyiragongo volcanic mountain, other attractions include chimpanzees, hippos, African bush buffalos, duikers, red river hog, bushbucks, common warthogs, central African red colobus among others. You will transfer to your booked accommodation facility.
Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano climbing
Head for briefing at the park headquarters at Kibati ranger post. This is where you will be assigned with a park ranger to guide you through this hiking adventure. Hiking takes 4-5 hours to reach the summit but you pass through muddy and slippery routes characterised with thorns and tall trees. Enjoy primate sightings such as red-tailed monkeys, dent’s Mona Monkeys, central African red colobus, olive baboons, grey-cheeked Mangabeys and may others.
You will have accommodation and dinner at the mountain camp on arrival as you enjoy the mountain views and lava lake.
Day 3: Descending the volcano and return to Kigali
After morning breakfast, you will descend and have a picnic lunch. After this amazing experience, your driver/guide will take you across the border again and he will take you to your accommodation in Kigali or drop you at the airport in time for your flight. End of the tour