Booking Mount Nyiragongo Trek DR-Congo Tours, Kisoro tours will organize for you Nyiragongo hiking tour but it is also possible to book it directly from the Virunga National Park offices in Goma Town, but we recommend that you ook your Congo safari through a tour operator like us or use any other tour company, private companies moves things quicker than the government organization. Kisoro tours organize DR-Congo budget and affordable safaris to hiking mount Nyiragongo and gorilla trekking in Congo’s Virunga national park including the visa which costs $100.
Africa’s most active volcano lava lake, last time mount Nyiragongo erupted in 2002 the lava follow all the way to Goma, it is expected that next eruption of mount Nyiragongo might go far to other town and villages around Goma.
Yes it is true for many, the Virunga mountains area has been the battleground for the army of DRC and different armed groups but now tell that it is completely safe and also when hiking you will go with 2 or more armed park rangers for Nyiragongo climbing or gorilla trekking, the rangers are there also to help some tourists who are left behind during the climb because people cannot walk at the same seeped
The group size for hiking mount Nyiragongo volcano summit is 16 people on daily bases and also the capacity of accommodation at the top of Nyiragongo is 16 people per day, so this means that you have to book your hiking permit in advance for you to be assured of hiking Nyiragongo
You have to be at the Kibati ranger station at 8:00 am for briefing, after the Nyiragongo hiking starts around 9:30 am. Nyiragongo climbing takes about 4-5 hours depending on the fitness of all people in the group and weather conditions of the day
Remember to bring with you the following, rain gear, gloves, warm socks, and other warm layers, weather is not predictable when hiking mount Nyiragongo active volcano summit so it is important you come when prepared for all weather conditions, please remember to hire a porter from at the Kabati ranger station and also a cook and food is very important, bring with you a nice sleeping bags and if you don’t it’s ok you can hire from Kabati, spending a night and witnessing the boiling lava lake of mount Nyiragongo is the highlight of all our DR-Congo tours