A piece of nature’s magical beauty. An epitome of the exhilarated hiking experience. Still in the beautiful serenity of Virunga, Mount Nyamuragira is the one of the kind you ought to climb and not to miss while in the Democratic republic of Congo.
Found in the most endowed and extraordinary part of Africa. Virunga region is the best as far as providing memories to reminisce on is concerned. Mount Nyamuragira is among the 8 volcanoes found in the Virunga region that stretches covering three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It sits astride the Virunga national park overlooking the Kivu city of Rwanda. Mount Nyamuragira is an active volcano assumed to have erupted multiple times about 40 times since 1885. Mount Nyamuragira last erupted in November 08/2011 and it is assumed to be the largest eruption of the century (100 years) that ended up producing 400 meters larva column. Still in August 2014, there was a new lava lake formed on this Mount Nyamuragira. The lava lake formed is 500 meters deep, and sits on an elevation of 3058metres above sea level on mount Nyamuragira. This lava; lake is in the caldera found at the summit of this lake that is 2 kilometers wide, with its walls 100 meters high/ deep.
Hiking Mount Nyamuragira takes about 4 hours from the Bukima patrol point. At the summit, there are several accommodation options like camping that will require one to carry the personal camping gear, also in a bungalow at the summit that is priced at $ 300 per night. Trekking to the summit starts at 07:00 HRS from the Bukima patrol post. There are porters too to assist in carrying luggage with their cover charge ranging from $15-25 depending on the luggage weight.
For tourists that will contact Gorilla Cousins Rwanda for an ultimate safari to the hiking experience of this Mount Nyamuragira, we advise you carry insect repellent, rain coat, warm clothing, garden cloves, sunglasses, energy snacks, and socks. Foods will be packed by the Gorilla cousins Rwanda.
Best time to visit this mount Nyamuragira is dry season when trails are dry not muddy and slippery. When dry, there are clear clouds and the craters are full of fog. The dry season here ranges from December to February and June to September.