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Mount Nyiragongo

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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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| 21 Gm, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trek is easily managable for any of average fitness. There are plenty of guides and rangers to feel safe. The views are stunning, but be aware the accommodation is very basic Note: remember to bring warm clothes and also be ready for pouring rain

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michal1500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the trip to the top of the volcano with Jean Bosco of Virunga Amani Tours in Goma. Everything was well organized. The hike itself was more than exhausting. Though I’m a experienced hikerI nearly didn’t make it. But the view was worth it....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have decided to go with Green Hills Ecotours on Nyiragongo in June 2019 and it was a perfect decision. Organization and communication was very smooth. The hike itself is not too hard (you don't need to do any climbing) and no need to rush...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Nyiragongo is the largest lava lake in the world, also it is the most active volcano. It was totally worth to come. The news about Congo (DRC) is not true.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

We booked our tour package directly with Virunga national park. We opted for the mount nyiragongo trek only because the gorilla tracking is cheaper in Uganda (although their gorillas are smaller apparently, so you get what you pay for). We stayed at gisenyi the night...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Excellent it was amazing , not very easy to clim up the mountain but it was worth beacause the experience was wonderful

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

It was an unforgettable experience. Seeing a live volacano in its dormant glory from the top in a helicopter is exhilarating and mesmerising. Must do for all.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Probably the toughest hike of my life. It took me over 8 hours to reach the summit, fortunately arriving just before nightfall. The maths are fairly easy: 2,000 altitude meters over a 8 km hike. As failure was not an option, I decided to stay...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank PeterD218
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

We were unsure how difficult this hike was going to be as we read mixed reviews on TripAdvisor. Myself and my partner are young and in relatively good shape but we are not hikers, in fact my partner hates hiking. It exceeded our expectations and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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August 20, 2019|
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Response from Michal1500 | Reviewed this property |
I trekked Nyiragongo ~2 months ago and there were ~10-20 tourists coming daily. Best way is to organize directly with Virunga - they provide Visa, transport & permits. As for safety, this has 3 sides: 1. volcano activity... More
April 8, 2019|
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Response from seasoles | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can book directly through Virunga National Park. Go to their VisitVirunga website and have a look at Package 1 – Nyiragongo.