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    $600 p/p in USD
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Ubuntu Voyages

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

In this adventure, Ubuntu Voyages brings you to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a mysterious land full of wonders which make it the ultimate African adventure. Nyiragongo Volcano, located in Virunga National Park, is an active 3,470 m stratovolcano which has frequent eruptions and the world’s largest lava lake. Climbing Nyiragongo Volcano you’ll not only enjoy watching the active lava but you’ll enjoy a colorful flora when ascending and descending. So, don’t forget your camera!

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Virunga National Park, Nyiragongo Volcano
  • Activities:
    Trekking
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Goma
  • Minimum age:
    10

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 600 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation in the shelters at summit of the volcano
  • Meals
  • Cook & guide
  • Round-trip ground transportation to/from the park
  • Nyiragongo volcano permits
  • Sleeping bag

What's Excluded

  • Fights
  • Round-trip Kigali taxi transfer (we can organize it for you on request)
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Porter fees
  • Tips (tipping guideline of USD 10 per person per day for the guide and crew, optional)
  • Other expenses & personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance etc)
  • Visa (after buying the permit, we will start your visa process. It can take maximum 14 days, minimum 7 days. You’ll pay USD 105 in visa fees at the border before entering the DRC. This is a special agreement between the park and the Ministry of Internal Affairs).

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Ubuntu Voyages
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Ubuntu Voyages‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Cross the border from Rwanda early in the morning, then drive to Goma to Virunga tourism office for check-in at 08:00 am. Once check-in is complete, be transported to the Kibati Ranger Post at 8:15 am, where treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begin. On arrival at Kibati, guests will receive a briefing. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for hire at Kibati Ranger Station. The ascent up the volcano starts around 10:00 am with most climbing groups reaching the summit by 5:00 pm. The time required to reach the summit depends on the average fitness of each group, but typically takes 4–6 hours. It is possible for fitter people to climb up and descend in one day, but the vast majority chooses to overnight in the basic accommodations available at the top (included in the permit fee) because the best time to view the lava lake is at night. Enjoy sunset at the summit of Nyiragongo and watching at night the world’s largest lava lake. Dinner and overnight at the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano in the shelter.

Trekkers are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° – rated sleeping bag), good walking shoes, sun cream, etc.

After a very early morning visit to the lava lake, have your breakfast around 7:00 am. Afterwards, start descending the volcano and arrive back at Kibati station. Average descent time is four hours. Drive back to Goma town and onwards across the border,returning to Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport or other destination.

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