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Getting to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Congo in Virunga National Park. Mount Nyiragongo Volcano can easily be accessed and worry less through Rwanda taking a liking in a beautiful 3-hour drive from Kigali international Airport all the way through the land of a thousand hills to arrive at the port of Gisenyi on Lake Kivu have an overnight at Paradis Malahide just about 7 km from Gisenyi and appreciate the attractive views across Lake Kivu. Your local will always ensure safe border crossing.
Concerning cross border security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the security divisions and greater Virunga park management is there to protect and provide information regarding safe and unsafe routes hence you are advised to always seek information before you make travel plans.
The insecurity threat and negative image that was posed by rebel groups such as the M23 in recent years has been restored by the rangers who carry out regular patrols to ensure the trails are safe for tourists therefore safe for tourists.Through the town of Goma – Rumangabo early in the morning after your breakfast quickly transfer to the kibati border patrol post just about 30-minute drive from Goma town at the bottom of mount Nyiragongo where the trekking commences at 9:00 am.
The ascent up Nyiragongo takes approximately four to six hours is strenuous and usually in humid and rough conditions, save for the trail is reasonably simple and not extremely steep, expecting to see rare species of birds and animals such as monkeys, bushbucks and chimpanzees together with the track and the sight while you land at the apex, is eye-catching.
Getting to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano by Road
Transport from Goma to the park can be arranged with Virunga national park and the easiest way to get to the park is by use of tour operators currently offering the Mountain Gorilla Safaris in Congo. Basically there are various routes one can use such as the Rwandan side on road which is a 4hours drive from Kigali town to the city of Gisenyi a nearest town to Goma, after crossing the two borders it takes an hour and half driving to reach the park headquarters.
Starting from Uganda connecting to Virunga national park on road is quite tiresome since you might spend a night in Kisoro then proceed to the DRC in the morning hours via Bunagana border and take a 30 mins drive to Bukima where gorilla trekking is done for all gorilla families.
Getting to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Cong by Air
Visitors who travel to Virunga National Park by air usually land at Goma international airports. Although most people prefer the Kigali international airport in Rwanda because its less crowded but Goma airport has always acted as the main airport for years as it offers some international flights like the same way to Kigali international airport for critical travels. However, there are main airline companies offering flights to and fro the country such as the Turkish airlines, Brussels airlines, Kenyan airways and Swiss airlines.