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Mount Nyiragongo Trek & Climbing Expeditions Virunga

Nyiragongo Trek on private Trip or Group trip to Congo? Climbing Nyiragongo offers the unique experiences to trek Virunga Mountains to see the world’s largest Lava Lake with local guides.  Nyiragongo Volcano is located in eastern Congo in Africa’s oldest national park of Virunga which hosts the Mountain Gorillas hence the chance to combine gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Volcanic Hike.

Climbing Nyiragongo has been leading Volcanic hiking tours to Mount Nyiragongo  in Virunga National Park since 2010. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the 8 Virunga volcanoes that make Virunga Massif that are shared between DR Congo, Rwanda & Uganda which host Mountain Gorillas.

Closest City to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano

Among the FAQ asked by holiday makers to Climb Nyiragongo is whats the closest city or airport to fly too. Goma City is located 1 hour & 30 minutes drive to Kibati Station and daily group departure group Nyiragongo trek are available at Climbing Nyiragongo.

Join Scheduled Group Treks

Group Expedition Travel Dates Rates P/P
2 Days Nyiragongo Trek 01/Jan 2024-3/01 $890
3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking 02/2/2024-05/02 $1150
4 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Trek 22/12/2023-25/12/2023 $1700
14 Days Rwenzori trek Congo 20/12/2023-2/01/2024 $5690

About Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo lies approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Goma city, elevation of 3470 Meters ASL, and is considered as one of magnificent volatile strato volcano ranked among the most active volcanoes in the world.

Mount Nyiragongo is found within Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  that acts as the home for Endangered Mountain gorillas sharing the boundaries with Mgahinga National Park  & Volcanoes National Park . its the largest lava Lake, has been experiencing various eruptions from 1977, 2002, and 2021 with wide lava flow that reached speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour), making them extremely hazardous.



Find promotional group Mount Nyiragongo Trek with Climbing Nyiragongo to enjoy the discounted early bird offers from the DMC in Virunga Expeditions. Book in advance to enjoy the unique discounts of  Mount Nyiragongo Tours  for 2023/2024.

  • Group adventures come with a discount of 10% per person with a minimum of 5 pax
  • Individual Tours come with a discount of 5%.

Both offers are available to clients who book with us in advance of 2 months prior to their trip dates. Offers are valid while they last 2023-2024! T & C Apply.



When it comes to Nyiragongo Trekking, there is only one trail that is managed by Virunga Foundations the official managers of the Virunga Park, All climbing adventures to Nyiragongo summit start from Kibati station, where you will have to be registered from, presentation of the Nyiragongo Permits and other formalities.

The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it accessible to a wide range of hikers. Along the way, hikers can observe the rich biodiversity of the park, including various plant species and wildlife. The hike takes approximately 4-6 hours to reach the summit. We can not exceed the number of 24 Paxs when summiting Mount Nyiragongo.


The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift Mountains, which border the western branch of the East African Rift. They are located between Lake Edward and Lake Kivu.


Mount Gahinga is a dormant/extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. Gahinga is found between Muhabura and Sabyinyo and it lies on the border between Uganda and Rwanda.


Nyamuragira volcano is an active volcano near the city of Goma the biggest city in Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, situated about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Lake Kivu and Since 1882, Nyamuragira has erupted 34 times.

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Sabyingo is the oldest volcano in the Virunga Mountains, a mountain range in the Albertine Rift Mountains. The summit of Sabyingo at 3,669 metres (12,037 ft), marks the intersection of the borders of the DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.


The Mountain stands at 4,127 meters above sea level and has the 3rd highest peak among the Virunga Ranges of mountains. Mount Muhabura, also known as Mount Muhavura, is an inactive volcano in the Virunga Mountains.


Climbing Nyiragongo partners with various operators to offer Nyiragongo Volcano Trek starting with the transportation from the Gisenyi border handled by Car Rental Congo Sarl a reliable car rental firm that has been in operation for over 10 years.  When it comes to getting to Nyiragongo Volcano , its similar to how to get to virunga National Park and we are ready to take  you around Virunga Mountains in a relaxed style.

Mount Nyiragongo is accessed by road from Kigali to connect to Goma, which is the biggest city in Eastern part of DR Congo and nearest to the volcano. Goma serves as a gateway for visitors planning to hike Mount Nyiragongo. The distance between Kigali and Goma is approximately 79 kilometers.

Visitors have the option to travel by road to reach Goma from Kigali. The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the border crossing process especially at Gisenyi border point between DR Congo & Rwanda and road conditions. The road trip offers scenic views of the surrounding landscape and provides a chance to experience the local culture of the region.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, it’s recommended to organize the trek with the assistance of local guides or contact Climbing Nyiragongo who are familiar with the area.

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