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3 Day Mount Nyiragongo Hike Congo Safari

3 Day Mount Nyiragongo Hike Congo Safari is adventure to some visitors who want to trek to Mount Nyiragongo’s peak while on a Congo safari to Virunga national park. Love this 3-day, 2-night Mount Nyiragongo hiking safari as one of the most exciting and brief Congo safaris.

This Mount Nyiragongo trek Congo safari, which can also begin and end in Kisoro, Uganda, is a brief experience that lasts only 3 days and 2 nights. It begins in Kigali, Rwanda. A Nyiragongo trekking permit must be purchased and reserved in advance. Actually, we frequently assist all of our clients in ordering these permits, which are subsequently picked up when they arrive at the park. One of the eight volcanoes that share Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Mount Nyiragongo. Mount Nyamulagira, Mount Mikeno, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo are the other seven volcanoes. A gratifying safari can be had on a budget by hiking Mount Nyiragongo for just three days and two nights, which includes one night spent at the mountain’s peak (3,470 metres above sea level).

Tour Highlights.

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Virunga national park.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibati ranger post and Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend).

Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer to Goma.

Detailed Itinerary. 

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Virunga national park. 

On the first day of 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike Congo Safari. Depending on where you are in Kigali, Rwanda, our experienced company safari driver/guide will meet you on the first day of your three-day Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari and give you a briefing about it before you leave for Goma via Gisenyi, which is a Rwanda Congo Crossing Border point. You will be cleared while in Gisenyi. Please remember to reapply for a Rwanda visa because you will require it when travelling from Rwanda to Congo. After that, you will pass through Grande Barrier and enter Goma where you will have lunch en route. After getting your Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit, proceed to your lodge, which can be either Bukima Tented Camp (budget), Kibumba Tented Camp (mid-range), or Mikeno Lodge (luxury), where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibati & Hike Mount Nyiragongo (ascend). 

On the second day of 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike Congo Safari. Wake up early in the morning, will begin the morning with breakfast at your lodge, a lunch box provided by the lodge will be offered to you, and in your appropriate hiking clothes. Then, set off on a drive to Kibati ranger post where other hikers will all converge ready for an orientation by the knowledgeable rangers. You learn more about Mount Nyiragongo, its formation, when it last erupted, and many other things during briefing. After the briefing, you will begin your ascent into the forest, where you will see a variety of wildlife and flora species, including monkeys, animals, birdlife, and a wide variety of tree types.

3 Day Mount Nyiragongo Hike Congo Safari
Mount Nyiragongo Hike

The walk is split into 4 segments, therefore you must all move together under the rangers’ protection while on the first three segments. En route, you’ll savour your picnic lunch before continuing your ascent. Since hikers can proceed anyway they like throughout the fourth stage, those who are quick can get to the peak quickly while others who are slower will proceed more slowly until they do. Hikers are rewarded with unique and breathtaking views of a variety of sites, including the nearby volcanoes, parks, and more, after they reach the summit. Dinner will be served to you from top of the summit, while enjoying the gorgeous boiling red lava that is such incredible.

Day 3: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and transfer back to Goma.

On the third day, the last day of your three-day Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari, finish your breakfast by 5:30am, check out and start descending back to Kibati with the other hikers. From there, you’ll join your safari guide to be transported back to Goma. After that, you will enter into Rwanda at Gisenyi and continue on to Kigali.

End of the 3 Day Mount Nyiragongo Hike Congo Safari.

Inclusive on 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari. 

Picks and drop-offs to and from Goma.

Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit Congo tourist Visa (Upon request).

Kigali pick-up and drop-off.

Accommodation for 2 nights (1 Night at the lodge and 1 Night at the summit).


Drinking water.

Meals as per itinerary.

Exclusive in 3 days Mount Nyiragongo hike Congo safari.

International travel visa and Flight air ticket Porter Hire fees.

Tips and gratuity.

Mount Nyiragongo back packer.

Other drinks like juices, sodas, alcohol etc.

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