2 Day Nyiragongo Volcano Hike In Congo

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Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano

Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano

This tour to climb Nyiragongo volcano and Track Mountain Gorillas in Virunga national Park start and ends in Goma, Hakuna Matata Safaris is one of the few tour operators who offers well organized and hassle free tours to DR Congo with a professional English speaking tour leaders! 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, also go to track Mounatin gorillas in Virunga National park.

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Congo DRC
  • This tour starts and ends in Goma (DR Congo)
  • You’ll visit Virunga and Climb Nyiragongo
  • Getting around: 4×4 vehicle, Van
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: 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 start you hiking experience. Start the hiking and arrive at the top in the afternoon. This will take you 5-8hours, with enroute view of some animals and birds along the trail. Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the Shelter 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 can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground. 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 and important buildings have been destroyed by it.

  • Main destination: Virunga National Park
  • Accommodation: VirungaBudget banda located inside Virunga
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinks not included

Day 2: 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.

  • Main destination: Goma
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Meals at own expenseDrinks not included

COST: 450USD per Person


  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Climbing gear
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
  • Drinks




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