5 Days Nyiragongo Hike & Tchegera

5 Days Nyiragongo Hike & Tchegera

Spend 5 days hiking Nyiragongo and relaxing at Tchegera Island with this 5 days Nyiragongo hike and tchegera island tour.

Day 1: Arrival, Kigali city tour, Gisenyi and Goma

After your breakfast or on arrival you will go for a city Tour around Kigali where you will have a chance to see the Genocide memorials and other cultural museums. You will later go to Lake Kivu where you will do a boat cruise and then have lunch before you proceed to Goma. Overnight at Mikeno lodge / Bukima tented camp / Kibumba Tented Camp. FB

Day 2: Hike the Nyiragongo Volcano

Early morning breakfast today and we shall head to Kibati station where the hike to Nyiragongo begins. Here you will be brief and you will set off at around 10am. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. The hike is a bit tiring and hot at times since this is a volcanic mountain. At the summit you will enjoy good scenery of the lava lake and relax at the top of this volcano, the bird count here is rewarding. You will spend the night in the tents on the edge of the huge crater.

Day 3: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and transfer to Tchegera

Today you will descent to the bottom of the mountain after your breakfast, this is usually faster than the hike and when you get to the Kibati station, and your guide will be waiting for you for a transfer back to Tchegera. Stay at Tchegera Island Camp. FB

Day 4: Explore Tchegera

The tented camp offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava. There is also an abundance of birdlife on the island. You can choose to relax on the beach or explore other parts of the island in a sea kayak or by paddleboard. Stay at tchegera Island Camp. FB

Day 5: Departure

The guide will drive you back to Kigali to catch you flight back home. Of course there are lots of activities you can do on your way home depending on the time of your flight.

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