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Mount Nyiragongo

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Address: Kibati village, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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One of the best hikes I've ever done in my life!

What a place! it's simply incredible to have the chance to climb an active volcano and sleep on the border of the crater. Hike is tough, mainly because there is not much warming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iker A
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a place! it's simply incredible to have the chance to climb an active volcano and sleep on the border of the crater. Hike is tough, mainly because there is not much warming up, it's a constant climb with little rest, although several stops are planned. Being quite fit would be enough to make it but most probably you'll suffer... More 

Thank Iker A
San Francisco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult hike but totally worth it! Once in a life time opportunity! Great advice on the internet on what you need to bring.

Thank Erin H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting Goma on an official purpose. The Mount Nyiragongo is a mesmerizing site from a distance. Its huge and 11 KM away (aerial distance) from the Goma City. I have read enough about this mountain and planning to climb it, may be, at the end of this year.

1 Thank Rezaur R
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be a fairly gruelling trek up the mountain, but the rewards - a show like no other on earth - are more than worth it. It's cold though, so bring plenty of warm clothes!

Thank LifeThroughALens
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the volcano, organised through Kasitu Eco Tours. The volcano climb took around 6 hours and sleeping in huts on the rim of an active volcano was thrilling!

1 Thank lrd1992
mclean, va
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant to do the gorilla trek and hike to Mt. Nyiragongo's active Volcano due to rebels and the high cost, but I am so glad I went. The groups I joined were fortunate to have good guides and we were safe the entire time. I can see how people become fascinated with such compelling experiences like getting up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I cannot recommend this more. I live in Nairobi (originally from UK) and I went with my wife and parents. Naturally there were a few underlying concerns about the stability of the country but there was not one time in the whole 4 days where i felt uneasy. It isnt the easiest climb in the world but to put it... More 

2 Thank Alexander A
Gisenyi, Rwanda
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Last week, i had a great experience climbing the Nyiragongo volcano, what a marvelous to watch in the night the active lava lake? thanks to Ubuntu Voyages for organizing my trip. For a professional tour operator, i highly recommend Ubuntu Voyages in Goma.

Thank richardmpango
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

since i have been there, i never forgot the magnific Panoramic view i had on the top of this Volcano. whaou, never miss that experience if you have the oportunity.

Thank Omari N
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were awed: by the shear magnitude of the volcanoes height, power and heat; the challenge of the steep hike; the embrace of the guides, porters, cook/DJ and our leader - Tresor. An all round unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

1 Thank michael f

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