Climbing the Nyiragongo Volcano is not an activity you can underestimate, but it is without doubt one of the most exciting activities you can do in Africa. The hike starts at 10h30 in the morning and it will take about 6 to 7 hours to reach a height of 3470 metres. The entire distance of the hike is only 8 km, but they are very steep. The hike is split up in longer walks of 1,5 hours and shorter hikes of 30 minutes. There is always a short break in between these walks or hikes, so you can catch your breath and eat or drink something. At the end of this hike with a comfortable pace, you will reach the top of this very active volcano and you’ll witness the beauty of the World’s largest lava lake!
When you arrive on the top just before sunset, your accomodations for the night will be right by the edge of the volcano. A team of porters will carry your luggage and a chef is also sent along to provide you with a nice warm meal and a good pot of warm tea or coffee to keep you warm during the night. It’s a luxurious accomodation but on a whole different level thanks to the unique location. In the morning, our chef will serve a tasteful breakfast and you will descent back to the base.
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