5 Days Nyiragongo Double night & Tchegera Island safari
5 Days Nyiragongo Double night & Tchegera Island safari: Take on this 5 days double night on Mount Nyiragongo with Tchegera Island safari in Virunga national park along with a visit to the Tchergera Island to cool off from the demanding hike up hill.
This Congo safari gives you an opportunity to hike Mount Nyiragongo and not only spend one night at the summit but 2 nights. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the few active volcanic mountains of the region. Along with the neighbouring Mount Nyamulagira, Mount Nyiragongo is said to be responsible for up to 40% of the eruptions of Africa. Mount Nyiragongo also has the widest crater lava lake in Africa all which you will get to enjoy and know about on this day. Take on some Island activities like swimmiming, snorkeling, paddle boarding or a nature walk in this undisturbed island.
This package is available for booking on specific dates of the month so be sure to reach out so as to plan for you appropriately.
Trip highlights of the
- Day 1: Transfer to Goma from Kigali
- Day 2: Hike up Mount Nyiragongo
- Day 3: Free day at the summit
- Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer to Tchegera Island
- Day 5: Half day at Tchegera Island and drive back to Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Goma from Kigali
Your driver-guide will be waiting on your communication on if you are ready to transfer to the Virunga national park. You will be picked up from Kigali or Gisenyi as advised. The road transfer from Kigali to Goma is a 5 hour transfer. You will be expected to check in with the Virunga national park office on arrival to DR Congo after clearance.
You will receive your trekking and hike permits and connect to Goma where you will stay this night. Arrive at your hotel in time for a late lunch. Settle in as you await for dinner to be served and spend your first night in Goma city.
Hotel options in Virunga national park
- Hotel Linda for a budget option
- La Joie plaza for midrange option
- Lac Kivu Lodge for the luxury option
Day 2: Hike up Mount Nyiragongo
As early as 7 am, you should be done with breakfast at your hotel and ready to head out to the trailhead of the Nyiragongo hike. Your driver guide will drive you to the Bukima ranger post for your pre hike brief. Attend the briefing and hire your necessary equipment for this 2 night hike up at Mount Nyiragongo.
You will set out with your ranger guides, driver guide and your porter if there was need for one. You will hike 5 to 7 hours uphill depending on your speed. You will have 2 stopovers enroute to catch a breath and continue to the summit. You will arrive at the summit in the early evening hours. Enjoy the views from the top and settle in as dinner is getting ready to be served. Spend your first night at the Mount Nyiragongo summit.
Day 3: Free day at the summit
Wake up at leisure and have a simple breakfast served at the top of the Nyiragongo. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the few active volcanic mountains of the region. Along with the neighbouring Mount Nyamulagira, Mount Nyiragongo is said to be responsible for up to 40% of the eruptions of Africa. Mount Nyiragongo also has the widest crater lava lake in Africa all which you will get to enjoy and know about on this day.
You will retire and wait for the day to end. All meals will be had at the top of the summit and a second night will be spent in the Mount Nyiragongo cabin shelters.
Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and connect to Tchegera Island
Wake up ready to leave the summit of Mount Nyiragongo. You will pack your luggage and grab some breakfast before you start to descend the volcano. You will enjoy your last moments at the top of Mount Nyiragongo and after set out back to the trailhead. You are expected to be at the foot of the Mount Nyiragongo by midday. You will connect to Kituku port to catch the boat headed to the Tchegera Island.
You will arrive in time for late lunch. Enjoy your lunch with the cool breeze from Lake Kivu to relax your muscles after the demanding past 2 days. Enjoy the luxury resort and dinner will be served and you will spend your night at the Tchegera Tented camp.
Day 5: Leave Tchegera Island for Kigali via Goma
Wake up at leisure and connect for a luxury breakfast at the hotel and set out to enjoy a few activities at the resort like swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding or a nature walk in this undisturbed island. You will connect back to the resort for lunch and after connect with the afternoon speed boat headed back to Kituku port. Once on land, you will drive with your guide headed to exit DRCongo back to Rwanda for drop off in Kigali as you will advise.
End of the 5 Days Nyiragongo Double night & Tchegera Island safari
Trip quote to include:
- Full-time safari vehicle with fuel
- English / French speaking driver guide
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- DRCongo tourist visa
- Nyiragongo hike permit x2
- Nyiragongo backpack
- Tchegera Island visit
- Bottled water
Trip quote to exclude:
- PCR COVID-19 tests
- Rwanda visa
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal needs like laundry, medicines, phone service, tips and gratuities, alcoholic drinks