3 Day Mid Range Nyiragongo Volcano Hike In Congo

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Nyiragongo Lava lake

Nyiragongo Lava lake


This Mid Range tour to climb Nyiragongo volcano and Track Mountain Gorillas in Virunga national Park start and ends in Goma,  This short tour will take you to kibati where you will climb the famous active Nyiragongo volcano to see the world’s largest lava lake. The Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Recently erupted in 2002 creating a mass destruction of Goma city where the lava lakes can still be seen.

Tour Program

Day 1 Drive To Goma in Congo From Kigali

Meet you At The airport or at Your Hotel In Kigali And Transfer To Goma via Musanze and Gisenyi at the shore of lake Kivu. Goma is the capital city of the North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system. Goma lies only 13 to 18 km due south of the crater of the active Nyiragongo Volcano. The recent history of Goma has been dominated by the volcano and the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, which in turn fueled the First and Second Congo Wars. The aftermath of these events were still having effects on the city and its surroundings as recently as 2010.

  • Budget Accommodation: Ihusi Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner + Drinking water

Day 2: Nyiragongo hiking

After your breakfast, you will move from the hotel, and do some shopping in the supermarket before transferring to Kibati Village 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 get a backpack from us which includes; a lunch package, warm fleece and a sleeping bag. 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 Shelter (Mountain Hut)
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drink water

Day 3: Back from 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 (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Meals at own expenseDrinks not included

COST: FROM 670 USD per Person


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


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




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