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2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Tour

2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Tour Packages
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic
City: Kigali
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

1st Day: Kigali – Nyiragongo Volcano

Depart your hotel in Kigali at 0400hrs, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Grand Barriere/La cornice, after clearing with Customs, enter Goma then proceed to Kibati, where you will start the trek walking through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim.

The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake.
Overnight: Crater Bandas

Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking:

Sleeping Bag, meals (lunch, dinner, and breakfast) Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera, and any other personal toiletries.

2nd Day; Descend – Kigali

Admire hot lava lake, before you descend the volcanoes, reach the foothill, then drive to Goma town, if time permits city tour of Goma, including a visit to the Green and Black lakes, then proceed to the border enter Rwanda, drive back to Kigali.

Know More About Nyiragongo Volcano:

Nyiragongo (also spelled Niragongo), one of the world's most beautiful and active volcanoes, is a large stratovolcano near Lake Kivu at the eastern border of DRCongo with Rwanda in the Virunga National Park. It has a 1.2 km diameter summit caldera containing the world's most active and largest lava lake. Nyiragongo is infamous for its extremely fluid lava that runs as water when the lava lake drains.

Not much is known about how long the volcano has been erupting, but since 1882, it has erupted at least 34 times, including many periods where activity was continuous for years at a time, often in the form of a churning lava lake in the crater. The existence of the lava lake had been suspected for some time but was not scientifically confirmed until 1948.

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