When To Go

When is the best time to visit Nyiragongo

Many tourists wonder when it is safe to visit Nyiragongo for the climbing adventure in Congo, you should not miss watching the active volcano in Congo on any holiday. In case you are planning a holiday in Virunga national park, it’s good to do some research about when to go for the experience that you want in Congo as the general rule. DRC is also a warm and sunny throughout the year and the regions in the country feel many different types of climates. The main thing is to remember that in case you are planning a safari to Congo is the difference between the dry and wet seasons.

When to Visit the Nyiragongo Volcanoes

These volcanoes can be visited throughout the year, however keep in mind that there is changes in weather like regular rains mainly during certain months of the year since Nyiragongo is in the middle of the equatorial rain forests. During March to May and November tends to be a rainy season.

The dry season also starts in June to October and also in December. In the dry season, these forests are always so clear which gives you a chance of enjoying taking the photos of the stunning land scape views of the greater Virunga mountains national park.

Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo hike in Congo is year around activities but the hike to Nyiragongo will be so much appreciated during the dry and cool months of January and February and also from June to September.

 

 

Costs of Hiking and Gorilla permits

  • The Nyiragongo hike costs $ 300
  • The Gorilla permit costs $ 400

When to visit

The Democratic Republic of Congo tends to experience two seasons, the dry and wet seasons therefore the best time to visit the Nyiragongo volcano is all year round but keep in mind there is un predictable weather changes such as regular rains during certain months of the year because Nyiragongo is in the middle of equatorial rain forests. For example in mid – March to May and as well as November tends to be a rainy season. The dry season however begins in June – October and also December.

Depending on the season of the year you would like to visit Nyiragongo, there are certain advantages and disadvantages associated. During the rainy season the skies are always clear giving you a chance to enjoy and take photographs of the stunning landscape views of the greater Virunga mountains national park. To a disadvantage rain will frequently make you wet and walk on troubling slippery terrain on your way to the summit of the volcano.

During the dry season, you are likely not to encounter much rain but you are likely to feel the dust polluted air which at times is not safe for visitors who are not used to such extreme weather conditions, it may result in un desired conditions such as cough or improper breathing a reason why as an individual you should seek medical assistance from your physician before you travel.