When to Go: Best time to Visit Nyiragongo Volcano

When is the best time to visit Democratic republic of Congo? This is a good question! Like any other question, it is difficult to answer, because different areas in Congo have different attractions at different times of the year.

There really is no right or wrong time to visit this well-loved location. However, for a safari in Congo, the dry season is the most popular time of year.

When is the best time to visit/Trek/Hike  Nyiragongo Volcano Congo.

Nyiragongo Volcano Hike /trek is an all year round activity, hence Mount Nyiragongo Volcano can be visited at any time of the year, although the dry months of December, January, February, March, mid-June, July, August and September are considered the Best time to visit Nyiragongo Volcano, due to low rain levels.

Nyiragongo Volcano is found in Virunga National Park located in Eastern part of Democratic republic of congo and it has been re opened for tourism again in 2019 following the closure in 2018 May after the attack to the two British tourists.  The Virunga National Park contains both primates & wildlife Animals but exceptionally known for the gorilla trekking , Nyiragongo volcano & Watching Chimpanzee  as its done during the peak season. Congo tourism is at peak  during the dry season (June to September) and its among the top safari activities done in Democratic republic of Congo for Congo Safaris.

From December to Mid-March, even mid-June to September is really the Best time to visit Nyiragongo because it is not as cold as in the wet season and also you will be able to see the peak very clear. Besides, for most of the mountaineers, December and January are the best time for them to climb Nyiragongo.

Democratic republic of Congo is sunny and warm all year round although you should keep it in mind that other parts of Congo experience different types of climate as well as Nyiragongo since it is located in the middle of the equatorial rain forest, thus there are also changes in the weather where there are frequent rains during certain months of the year, including March to May and  October to November.

Most recommended Month of visit

  1. End of Dec to Mid-March Dry season for the north means slightly easier travel conditions.
  2. Jan , the travelers planning for either mountain gorilla trekking as an add on for the nyiragongo volcanic Hike should consider January .
  3. Apr–Oct Dry season for the south and the best time to attempt overland routes across the country.

When to Go?-Best time to Trek Nyiragongo Volcano

From the most recommended Safari Operators in democratic republic of Congo are offering short Trekking tours to mount Nyiragongo Volcano, with the shortest trip being 3 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Tour : Best months for Congo safari tour are during the dry seasons from the months of June to September and December to February, the skies are  clear providing stunning views of the vegetation of Virunga National Park, which is also a great opportunity for taking photo shots by the adventure lovers.

Equator Line in DR Congo ( Weather of Congo)

The equator is the imaginary line that separates the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere and its well known that the traveler wishing to understand the climatic conditions in Democratic republic of congo. In Africa, the equator runs for almost 2,500 miles/ 4,020 kilometers through seven West, Central and East African countries just south of the Sahara Desert.

Equator is shared by Uganda & the famous Democratic republic of congo known for the gorilla safaris in Virunga National Park, kahuzi Biega National Park & Climbing nyiragongo Volcano all in the Eastern part of democratic republic of Congo .

The Fact that Equator crosses through Dr congo is a clear indication that it receives Equatorial type  of climate back up by the densely populated Areas as it has the biggest rain forests in Central Africa, being the reason why nature walks are encouraged as an extra safari activities in the wilderness of Congo.

Is it possible to Combine Gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Hike in Congo.

Among the top Congo safaris is the mikeno package offered at the cheapest price of 1200 USD including the Congo tourists Visa. it comes with Gorilla trekking Permit & Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park.