2 Day Nyiragongo Volcano Hike In Congo

Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano

Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano

This tour to climb Nyiragongo volcano and Track Mountaing Gorillas in Virunga national Park start and ends in Goma, Congo Discovery 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
  • An airport transfer is not included. You can use an airport taxi, request your hotel to arrange a transfer or prearrange a transfer yourself
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Nyiragongo hiking

After breakfast at 8:00am your driver will be there to pick you up and drive you to the impressive Nyiragongo volcano. You will start hiking at 10 AM in the morning. You will get a backpack from Matoke tours which includes; a lunch package, warm fleece vest 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. In the evening you will reach the top with an extraordinary view of the crater filled with sea of lava. You are one of the few persons to admire this spectacle. After a nice hot meal prepared by the cook, you will sleep in one of the huts on the crater rim. Please note that the huts on the crater rim are basic shelters.
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.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
  • Drinks



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