Mount Nyiragongo – World’s Largest Lava Lake
Few volcanoes are as spectacular as Mount Nyiragongo. Nyiragongo volcanic mountain is located in the western part of Virunga National Park and is ranked to be among the most active volcanoes and is open to tourists that wish to visit for hiking adventure. Using all our skills, we’ve found out the easiest way to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and you get an epic story to go along with it when you climb to the world’s largest lava lake.
IncludedAccomodationMeals on the climbTransportationExperienced GuideAll entrance fees3 liters of water/person/day
Not IncludedVisaTravel InsuranceSleeping bag
As the rest of the GBGA crew say goodbye, we hope on a local bus to the Congolese border town of Gisenyi Lake Kivu. A boat cruise of Africa’s highest lake will reward you with captivating views of islands and far sights of the Nyiragongo volcano. Have lunch there and proceed to cross the border with Congo to the town of Goma which is the capital of the North Kivu province. Overnight in Goma.
In the morning, you will pack your bags and get ready to hike one of the most active and violent volcanoes on the Continent with the world’s most fluid and largest lava lake. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the east of DRC, around 19 km from Goma, and is the most active volcano in the world. In 1997 and 2002, flows of very liquid lava broke out from cracks in the volcanic slopes as lava flowed at a terrific speed killing scores of people and displacing hundreds of thousands in the town of Goma. The 4-5 hour hike through lush rainforest will climax with a fascinating view of this lava lake as you chill out for a night at the crater rim. Overnight in tents at the top of the volcano.
After breakfast, start your descent for a transfer back to Gisenyi where you will later transfer to Kigali for our last proper night. Time to celebrate!
Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC. Done, done and done. You guys are outta here, see you on the next one!