Mt Nyiragongo

5 Days
  • 5,416 metres
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking, Jungle Safari
  • Easy to Moderate


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  • Visit to Genocide Memorial Park
  • Enjoy the amazing view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Travel to Kigali Conventional Centre
  • Visit Nyungwe Forest Reserve
  • Boat Ride in Lake Kivu
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Visit The Presidential Palace Museum


Arrive in Kigali airport where you are received bythe tor driver and check in to your hotel.
Dinner and rest in Kigali.

Driver to the Goma border about 165km taking about 3 hours. Check into a guest house.

Trekkers should be at the Grande Barriere border crossing by 06:30am and check-in with Virunga tourism office by 8:00am on the morning of the scheduled trek. The tourism office is conveniently located in the Grande Barriere border post building, opposite passport control. During check-in, guests will be provided with a volcano trek permit that must be presented before climbing. Once check-in is complete, guests will be transported to Kibati Ranger Post, starting point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. The ascent up the volcano starts around 10:00am with most climbing groups reaching the summit by 5:00pm. Hikers will spend the night on the crater and start the descent back to Kibati around 6:00am the following morning. Once at the bottom, guests will be taken back to Goma with drop-off at the Grande Barriere. Included in this package: Volcano trek permit, transport to and from Kibati Ranger Post, one night stay on Nyiragongo summit Not included in this package: Nyiragongo backpack, porter fees, gratuities and anything of a personal nature.

Transferred back to Kigali for an over night back home.

Have a city tour before being transferred to the airport.


What time should I arrive at the airport for departure?

Passengers are advised to arrive at the Kigali International Airport at least three hours before their flight.

Are visitors coming to Rwanda required to have a COVID-19 test?

Covid-19 testing is no longer a requirement prior to arriving in Rwanda. However, regular Covid-19 testing is encouraged.

Which COVID-19 test is required by health authorities in Rwanda?

The COVID-19 test required to visit Rwanda is known as a Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test.

What are the medical contacts in Rwanda for COVID-19 related issues?

For COVID-19-related health issues, please contact the Rwanda Biomedical Centre via the toll-free number 114 or the Medical Team on duty 24/7 at the Kigali International Airport at +250 781 415 724.

I have a long itinerary that will involve visiting three national parks and other places. Some visits to the parks will fall days after I received my test results. Will I have to test again before visiting a national park?

All international tourists visiting national parks are required to schedule their visit within 72 hours of receiving a negative test result. The only accepted test for tourists visiting Volcanoes, Nyungwe, and Gishwati-Mukura National Parks is the SARS-CoV 2 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). A negative Rapid Antigen test (RDT) will be accepted for Akagera National Park. If your visit/s falls more than 72 hours after the initial test on arrival, you will be required to take another COVID-19 test before visiting the parks.

If I test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda, who pays for my treatment and can I be evacuated to my country?

Visitors who test positive for COVID-19 can either be evacuated in line with medical evacuation protocols or seek treatment at a designated treatment center in Rwanda at their own cost.

What are the safety and health measures in place at the Kigali International Airport?

To ensure the health and well-being of all passengers, a range of measures have been put in place, including:

Wearing masks at all times for everyone
Readily available hand sanitizers
Physical distancing markings
Regular and thorough disinfecting of the airport and equipment
Kigali International Airport staff have been trained in Infection Prevention, and Control measures and comprehensive guidelines are in place to ensure safe operations. These measures are based on the Public Health Corridor approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association and the World Health Organization.

Is it mandatory to take a COVID-19 test before departure from Rwanda?

Covid test is no longer a requirement to depart Rwanda by air. However, Covid testing (at their own cost) is available for all travellers whose final destination requires one at health centres and other designated sites.

All Rwandan travellers aged 12 years and above must show proof of full vaccination before departing Rwanda by air. Fully vaccinated for people aged 18 years and above means having two doses and a booster when eligible (administered 3 months after second dose.)

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