3 days Nyiragongo Volcano Trekking Safari

3 days Nyiragongo Volcano safari offers an ultimate 2 nights 3 days Mount Nyiragongo Volcano hiking/climbing adventure in Virunga National Park.  This 3 day Nyiragongo trekking safari is a short Congo safari which may start from Kigali or Goma, to the foot slopes of Mount Nyiragongo Volcano, followed by an ascent to the World’s famous Crater Lake boiling Lava at the summit, where you will spend an overnight. The day after begins with a descent down the foot hills of Nyiragongo Volcano.

3 days Nyiragongo Hike in Virunga National Park-Congo Safari

Nyiragongo Volcano is 1 of 8 Virunga ranges, which are shared in Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. After the previous eruption in 2002 which claimed many lives, Nyiragongo Volcano again erupted on the 22nd May, 2021, leaving several people, along with animals dead, and injured, as well as loss of property, not forgetting that many were displaced.

Despite the tragedy, Nyiragongo still remains a beautiful wonder to catch site of, after summiting to the top to have views of the red glow from the boiling lava of the 2km crater on the Peak of the Nyiragongo Volcano in the night when darkness covers the area.

Safari Highlights of the 3 days Nyiragongo Volcano Trekking

Day #1: Transfer to Gisenyi From Kigali

Day #2: Transfer to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day #3: Descend from Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali.

Day by Day Itinerary for the 3 days Mount Nyiragongo Hiking

Day #1: Transfer to Gisenyi From Kigali

From Kigali International Airport or Kigali hotel accommodation, You will be picked by our expert driver guide in a customized 4×4 safari jeep.  He will  take you through the highlights of your ideal 3 days Nyiragongogo Volcano hike from Kigali Rwanda, then after you will set off for a perfect city tour, to visit genocide memorial sites, the presidential palace museum, the main city market and artisan shops among others.

Thereafter, depart Kigali for  Gisenyi on the Lake Kivu Shores. Enroute you will have lunch, and be driven past Rwanda’s spectacular countryside featuring green tea plantations, rolling hills, local people and the scenic Lake Kivu, arriving  early in the evening to check in  at your lodge, close to the border crossing in Goma.

Have dinner and rest early, in preparation for the day 2 Nyiragongo Volcano summit hike.

Accommodations: Lake Kivu Serena (luxury),  Inzozi Lodge (mid-range), Paradise Malahide (budget)

Day #2: Transfer to Nyiragongo Volcano

Wake up early for breakfast, to begin your Nyiragongo Volcano Hike. Leave the hotel/lodge and proceed to Grande Barriere border crossing, to reach by 0700 hrs , in the Virunga Tourism office.  You will present your  documents to be checked at 0800 hrs.

The tourism office is situated at the Grande Barriere border post building, nearby the passport control. You will then be issued with a volcano trek permit when checking in, and transfer to  the starting point of the hike.

At Kibati ranger post, you will briefed then after start the hike up Nyiragongo at  10:00am. For the next 6 hours, depending on your group’s physical & mental strength, and fitness, you will trek to the top of Nyiragongo Volcano.

The trail heads through the forested areas, lava flows and the open space, with great opportunities to observe and enjoy spectacular views of the boiling lava with red glow from the glaze lava, alongside pleasant photography moments.

Dinner will be served, then later have a restful night in your assigned cabin

Day #3: Descend from Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali.

Rise up to a delicious breakfast, as you watch the orange ray of the sunrise, and begin descending down to the base, and journey back to Grand Barriere, where you will meet up with the expert driver guide for a transfer back to Kigali.

Included in the Price

Hiking Permits

Congo Visa

Nyiragongo backpack

Park entrance fees

Ground transport per 4WD custom made for safari

Bottled water in the safari vehicle

Full board accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

Service of an English-speaking driver guide

Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver

All mentioned activities except for the optional ones


Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

Tips to porters, site guides and driver/ guide


Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation.