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3 Days Nature tour itinerary for Kigali & Virunga national park: Come For A Volcanic Safari At Nyiragongo

Kigali, Virunga national park

Nature Tour
Climbing Tour
Volcano Tour
Come for a Volcanic Safari at Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo

Virunga national park-The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Spend some active days tracking and spending time with the gorillas at the Virunga Park. You can also try your climbing skills on the active stratovolcano of Nyiragongo in the Virunga Mountains.

DAY 01


Within this our, you will have the chance to see and stay close to the largest lava lake in the world. It starts from Kigali international airport and ends at Kigali international airport. Let's remember that Nyiragongo has the permanent boiling magma and is one of the 8 Volcanoes in the Virunga massifs where we also find the rare mountain gorillas.

  • Either directly from the airport or from your hotel, start driving from Kigali toward Congo border and drive to the Congo border. 

  • Arrive at Grande Barriere border and cross directly to DRC. The tourism office is conveniently located at the border on the Congo side.

  • After checking in, walk a bit or drive some 2 minutes to Linda Hotel near the lake Kivu shores.

DAY 02

Ascending Nyiragongo volcano

  • After breakfast, at around 8 am, get in the car and drive toward Virunga National Park in the north of the city. Just at the entrance of the Park, at Kibati station is the Volcano hiking starting point.

  • Start ascending at 10 am with the rest of the climbing group and reach the summit at around 5 pm when the crater starts getting red.

  • Get a chance to spend the whole evening near the crater rim before retiring to your shelter, some 5 meters away.

DAY 03

descending & transfer to your next destination

  • Early morning, at around 6 am, start descending back to Kibati station.

  • Once there, make a short comment about your experience and transfer back to the Rwanda border and pass by the Lake Kivu shores for short relaxation.

  • Drive back to Kigali from where you can decide to fly back or stay for more night.

  • 600 USD Per Adult (* include DRC visa)
  • 1110 USD Per Group (* 2 persons)
  • Visa.

  • Entry Fees.

  • Camping equipment like sleeping bags.

  • Transportation.

  • Drinks and meal during the trekking and hiking.

  • Guiding.

  • Rwanda Visa.

  • Meals and drinks outside of the hike.


  • Only the transport and tour guiding cost can be maintained on the same price when you are ingroup and want to share the car and the guide.

  • Please, don’t forget to bring your yellow card (vaccination for yellow fever), remember without it you are not allowed to enter in the country.

Kigali, Virunga national park

Nature Tour
Climbing Tour
Volcano Tour

Contributed By

Obed Temba

starting from
USD 600
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.