2 Day Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

Nyiragongo Lava lake

Nyiragongo Volcano Lava lake


This tour to climb Nyiragongo volcano in Virunga national Park start and ends in Goma. Situated in the great lakes region of Africa ,in East DR Congo,19 Km from Goma city  (Eastern Congo capital, near Rwanda ).Nyiragongo is a strato-volcano linked to the Great rift valley. It is the only volcano on earth  which is still have high activities, it’s the only high active volcano  among its neighbors  in the Virunga mountains . Nyiragongo Volcano main crater is around 2 kilometers wide and contains a lava lake.  Spending a night at Nyiragongo crater edge is an adventure of a lifetime and a photographer’s dream come true.

Day 1: Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking

After your breakfast, At 7.00AM Pick you up at the Grande Barrier, the border of Rwanda and Congo or at your hotel in Goma or Gisenyi Town, then drive to Kibati Village the hiking point, where you will start your hiking experience.  The Hike will take you 5 to 6 hours, with en route view of some animals and birds along the trail. Arrive late in the afternoon Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the hut on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. You will have a personal cook preparing a hot meal at the summit. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground.

  • Accommodation: Virunga Mountain shelter
  • Meals & drinks: Meals and Drinking Water at The Top of the Volcano Included

Day 2: Back from the volcano and transfer to Goma

In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the Nyiragongo crater before you descend. Around noon you will be back at base camp. After this amazing experience it is time to relax. Your driver/guide will take you to Goma the cross the border to Rwanda.

  • Accommodation: End of tour (non accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks:   Drinks not included

COST: FROM 420 USD per Person


Volcano Climbing Permit, Rescue fee, Portage, Sleeping Bag, Park fees, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals at The Top of The Volcano and Drinking Water.


International flights (from/to home), Round trip airport transfer, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Tips, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Note: Transfer From Kigali Airport plus Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged by us for an extra cost



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