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Mount Nyiragongo

Kibati village, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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This is one of the best tours this planet has to offer. Day one we went to see mountain gorillas... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Amazing Experience.....But!

The Volcano experience is absolutely outstanding but if you plan on doing this trek, make sure you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark E
Savannah, Georgia
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Kibati village, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best tours this planet has to offer. Day one we went to see mountain gorillas and the expirience in dr congo is amazing. You track the gorillas into deep jungle and we saw the whole family. There is just few...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Volcano experience is absolutely outstanding but if you plan on doing this trek, make sure you DO NOT go for the 'Food/Clothing Package'. After paying for the package which costs an extra USD100 per person, we actually did not receive any clothes at all,...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long, grueling hike, we reached the summit. We were tired, thirsty, and a little altitude sick (the volcano is about 13,000ft), BUT when we looked over the edge and felt the heat from the active lava pool, we knew our efforts were worth...More

Thank Tuckerman_48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is in fact in RDC Congo, Not Dangerous at all, fly to Kigali and drive to RDC frontier to Goma. Visa and entrance can be managed by the National Park administration. you should count 2 -3 weeks fro parer work, BUT it is Worth...More

2  Thank Beate J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing the crater at night was one of the most incredible experiences of my trip! The hike can be tough for people not reasonably fit. 2 portions of the hike are very slippery as we trek through lose lava rocks. but the night view of...More

Thank Joana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a guide and I was happy that I did. It was worth the peace of mind to travel with a local, get picked up, and have hot meals at the top. I went with Kasitu Eco Tours and I felt safe and...More

2  Thank Christine V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a must do trip for me while I was in Africa in 2015 (for some reason I cant select older than July 2016). After a lot of searching on the internet I decided to go with Virunga Amani Tours, who seemed to offer...More

1  Thank Bernard M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

tried to get a clear idea from reviews, other sites etc of how difficult this would be but I was not prepared at all for how awful this was. My tour itinerary had this as a pleasant hike with a steep part at the top....More

1  Thank cassy w
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Hard trekking for not trained people but what a satisfaction at the end. Incredible experience to be definitely recommended.

2  Thank FredericDakar
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Seeing lava has always been on my bucket list, so when I had to do some work in Kigali, I jumped at the chance to take the weekend off to go climb Nyiragongo...and I was not disappointed. Bookings and visa were done through visitvirunga.org, who...More

3  Thank MelPretoria
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Shauntrell J
23 April 2017|
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Response from Brad H | Reviewed this property |
Kigali to Bukima I think took us 5 hours total with border crossing and everything. Yes I would stay in Bukima before gorilla hike then head to Mikeno after gorilla trek and stay at Mikeno before Volcano hike. Both are great... More
Shauntrell J
18 April 2017|
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Response from Ro B | Reviewed this property |
Rwanda part of the drive is totally fine. Once you get to Congo, having a guide/driver is necessary, and an armed escort will give you the peace of mind (if you arrange with Mikeno Lodge). I never felt unsafe except in some... More
4 March 2017|
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Response from Ro B | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer the transportation question as we used the Virunga provided transportation. It came with an armed escort throughout our stay which is good peace of mind. Goma appears pretty dicey if you are trying to arrange... More