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Mount Nyiragongo

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The trek to the top of this mountain takes about five hours. For a modest climber like me, it took... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
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Challenging hike but worth the effort - a unique experience.

We planned a trip to Virunga National Park in DRC Congo using Kasitu Eco Tours (KET) after... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Ben A
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nyiragongo is a beautiful stratovolcano that features the world’s largest lava lake. Treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begin at the Kibati patrol post. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for...more
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The trek to the top of this mountain takes about five hours. For a modest climber like me, it took closer to six. It’s a pretty gradual climb for the first few hours and then gets very steep very fast. That said, the views from...More

1  Thank Gautamv2018
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We planned a trip to Virunga National Park in DRC Congo using Kasitu Eco Tours (KET) after reviewing options on TripAdvisor. We were travelling from Nairobi and had three nights and four days to see gorillas and climb Nyiragongo Volcano. This was quite achievable and...More

5  Thank Ben A
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Let me just say that trekking up and viewing the mighty Nyiragongo magmatic lake was unbelievable! The weather was extremely kind to us, offering us clear skies in the middle of rainy season. To observe the furious activities of the magma was out of this...More

Thank Genemochilero
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I climbed Nyragongo on 31 March. It rained, not all the time though. I took a pack provided by Virunga Park, for an extra charge (a sleeping bag, a fleece, a jacket, a rain poncho). I also brought my own bag with lots of warm...More

1  Thank Svitlana Z
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I just wanted to add some recent tips since we climbed last week: - the cabins now have nice, thick mattress pads so you do NOT need a sleeping pad - if you paid for the 'meal plan' option this does not include someone carrying...More

5  Thank shannonEHM
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I am looking forward to trekking the Volcanoe again. It was beautiful and breathtaking. The hike is somewhat challenging but still enjoyable. The leaders take frequent breaks. The nature and ecology going up is beautiful including the view. Looking into the volcano is something you...More

2  Thank FraenkischesJulchen
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I booked the trek directly with the park office. They picked me at the border and helped with the border crossing which went very smooth. They then drove me and other tourists to the base station for the volcano were we met the guides. In...More

4  Thank kolarvippen
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The hike is long, but for sure not as strenuos as other Virunga summits. For example, the hike to Muhabura on the Ugandan side is longer and steeper. The hike to Nyiragongo is never scary. And the view on the top were amazing, both towards...More

4  Thank supersky-abc
Reviewed 6 March 2018

A difficult trek for sure, but the lava lake is completely incredible. We were completely mesmerized by the roaring waves of lava, and you get to stay in basic huts on the edge of the crater. A piece of advice: hire a porter and also...More

2  Thank Stephanie2743
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an experience. The hike was beautiful and the volcano was extraordinary. We booked directly through the national park and they organised everything, even our visas. This was really straight forward and efficient so I would recommend that. We hired the packs only because...More

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26 July 2018|
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Response from Jaromír G | Reviewed this property |
It is not possible. You need two days. The real experience of the volcano comes during the night you spend on the rim. You dont see much during the day.
26 July 2018|
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Response from yamon08 | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine you could with extra money but the highlight is in the evening when it lights up and gives it a better look.
14 May 2018|
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Response from martinminarik | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think it is possible. You could contact our guide (he organized all regarding Nyiragongo climbing). Veyr experienced, reliable and trustworthy guy. Here is a contact: Mr.Chide - +243 999988938 You can say you got a... More