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Hiking Mount Nyiragongo

Volcano Dr. Congo

Hiking Mount Nyiragongo

Volcano Dr. Congo

Hiking Mount Nyiragongo

Volcano In Dr. Congo

Largest Lava Lake found at Mount Nyiragongo Volcano

The Twelve Summit Shelters

At Mount Nyiragongo Volcano

DR. Congo

The Mount Nyirgongo

Volcano Lava lake

Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trips Congo "The Braves' Cake"

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MOUNT NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO DR.CONGO – VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

Mountain Nyiragongo in Congo is a massif stratovolcano standing at an altitude 3470m in the Virunga Mountains closely linked with the Albertine Rift valley. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the western side of the valley of the Virunga national park which provides the spectacular views of the world`s largest lava lake to the tourists in the park. Mountain Nyiragongo is 20km north of Goma town and lake Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo, adjacent to the west of Congo-Rwanda border. Mount Nyiragongo`s main crater is approximately 2km wide containing a lava lake. The Lava lake at Mountain Nyiragongo is endowed with two airy lava benches the upper one at 3175m and the other at 2975m within its crater walls. Congo`s volcanic mountains-mount Nyiragongo and mount Nyamuragira, take approximately 40% of the volcanic eruptions in the history of Africa. Mount Nyiragongo in Congo houses the world’s largest lava lake.

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HISTORICAL ERUPTIONS OF MOUNT NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO DR.CONGO – VIRUNGA PARK

The world`s largest active lava lake has become eminent since 1960`s and 70`s depending on various studies about Nyiragongo volcanic mountain from volcanologists like Kraffts and Tazieff. Mount Nyiragongo has proved being lively for a half a century when it erupted and drained the lave lake in 1977. What makes this stratovolcano the most dangerous is that, it killed over 1000 people during the 1977 eruptions? Similarly, in 1994, refugees from Rwanda who fled Congo caused a lot of destructions during the eruptions. In January 2002, the lava flows drained lake Kivu to a depth of 150km through Goma town. From 2002 up to date, there are still some seismic tremors and smaller eruptions which show that mount Nyiragongo is still an active volcano. Currently, this volcanic mountain has erupted at least 34 times since 1882.

TREKKING MOUNT NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO IN VIRUNGA PARK DR.CONGO

A trek to mount Nyiragongo is a hooray journey to the world`s largest active lava lake. The whole hiking experience of Nyiragongo Mountain contains most of the theoretical geography that you have studied. The Nyiragongo trek begins from the bottom of the volcano in Goma. You will have a stopover at the Virunga National Park office to sign-in along with your guide. The trek to the top of Mt Nyiragongo is often done in groups ranging from a couple of people to 12 but it usually depends on the day. The hike begins at 1,994 meters above, and then you will embark on more 1,524 meters of elevation up to the summit which is approximately 3,502meters. The hike is approximately 8km, not so long but you will experience a sharp altitude in such a short distance. Hiking is like a game of footballers, they run for 90minutes with just a break of 15minute! Then you too do not have to worry whether you will manage this steep trek. The trek is not as strenuous as most people say, you just need to get prepared and be passionate. Armed rangers and porters are always at a standby to give you maximum support. Porters will possibly carry for you your luggage to the top and back. Should you fear and chose to stop along the way, talk to you porter and ranger. They will definitely bring you back. But of course, you don’t have to tremble, you can hike.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AND TO CARRY TO MOUNT NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO IN VIRUNGA PARK DR.CONGO

Attractions at Mount Nyiragongo Volcano DR.Congo

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Nyiragongo is an adrenalin fueled traveler’s dream. If hiking the slopes of an active volcano and sleeping in a hut perched on the rim of one of the world’s largest lava lakes sets your heart thumping
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How to Get to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano DR.Congo

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Hiking to the summit of mount Nyiragongo an active volcano commences at the Kibati patrol post, approximately a half an hour by car driving from Goma town and not more than an hour from Mikeno lodge.
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Hiking Tips for Mount Nyiragongo Volcano DR.Congo

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Mt Nyiragongo (3,470m/11,380ft), is the hot most mountaineering destination in central Africa. It is an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)-Virunga national Park. It last erupted
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What to carry to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano DR.Congo

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Up on the volcano is too cold, its ideal you were warm clothes, and carry extra warm clothes for laying to sleep when you reach the top. Watching the bubbling lava lake at night is also more suitable
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ATTRACTIONS FOUND AT MOUNT NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO IN VIRUNGA PARK DR.CONGO

Summit rim of Mount.Nyiragongo Volcano DR.Congo


The summit rim of mount Nyiragongo is mostly bear with no vegetation
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The Mount Nyirgongo Volcano Lava lake


Mountain Nyiragongo, the Largest Lava Lake found in Virunga National Park.
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The bubbling cauldron on top of the Volcano


Mountain hiking in Congo to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano
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Mountain Gorillas in Virunga Park DR.Congo


Mountain Gorillas found in Virunga Park are the most featured attractions in the park
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ACCOMMODATIONS AT MOUNT NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO AND VIRUNGA PARK DR.CONGO

The Nyiragongo Summit


Each of the twelve summit shelters contains two single beds on which visitors can put their sleeping bags.
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The Mikeno Lodges


The Mikeno Lodge is a 90minute drive from Goma and offers large bungalows and a good restaurant.
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Bukima Tented Camp


Bukima Tented Camp is a simple tented camp at the border of the park and one of the main starting points for gorilla treks
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Tchegera Island tented camp


Tchegera Island Camp is good place to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma or to relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano..
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BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT VIRUNGA PARK DR.CONGO

Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and has the biggest population of mammals, birds and reptiles in the African continent. It covers an area 7800Km2 (3000 square miles) (790,000 ha), that includes forests, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the astonishing glaciated peaks of Rwenzori mountains. The only park in the globe that hosts three taxa of Great Apes, Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is most famous for housing up to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas, and the other two Great Ape species, the eastern lowland Grauer’s gorillas and chimpanzees. Virunga National park is also home to the Okapi, a threatened species that resembles a zebra but is more closely related to the giraffe. Large colonies of hippopotami, forest and savanna elephants, lions, and numerous rare bird species can also be found in the park.
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Top Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Trips and DR.Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris

3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking-Climbing Safari Trip


The 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking-Climbing Safari Trip in Congo is short Mount Nyiragongo Volcano hiking tour in Congo that gives you an opportunity to hike up to the summit
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3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking-Climbing Safari Trip


The 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking-Climbing Safari Trip in Congo is short Mount Nyiragongo Volcano hiking tour in Congo that gives you an opportunity to hike up to the summit
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4 Days Gorilla Trek and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike Congo


The 4 Days Hike Safari in Congo is one of the highly rewarding short tours Gorilla trekking tours that gives you that unique opportunity to have memorable gorilla trekking experience
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5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari


5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari Trip starts from Kigali Rwanda and features scenic drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu, two (2) days Nyiragongo volcano hike
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Kahuzi Biega National Park DR.Congo

Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a secure area close to Bukavu town in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s located near the western bank of lake Kivu and the Rwandan border and most visitors that travel to the park come from either Goma or Rwanda via Rusizi border. Kahuzi-biega is one of the biggest national parks in the country with a coverage size of 6000 sqkms. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, engraved in 1980 for its exceptional biodiversity of rainforest habitat and its eastern lowland gorillas. The park is named after spectacular extinct volcanoes which lead its high altitude sector that is Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega and its one of the safest destinations managed by Wildlife Conservation Society. Kahuzi-Biega National Park is the new tourists’ destination for travelers in Congo who enjoy looking at the eastern lowland gorillas. The park is offering the chance to admire the world’s largest species of primates, and have a simple hike of the two mountains that make the national park which are the extinct volcanoes which is a key issue for conservation of the national park and the forests in Congo and the forest elephants.

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How to get to Kahuzi Biega park DR.Congo


There are various means to get to Kahuzi-biega National Park. These ways include water, air and road transport that enable visitors have unforgettable experience of gorilla holiday safaris within the park.
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Attractions found in Kahuzi Biega Park DR.Congo


With its exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna, the Kahuzi-Biega park is home to 136 species of mammals, with the eastern lowland gorilla being the most prominent, according to a site dedicated to its conservation.
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Tourist Activities done In Kahuzi Biega Park DR.Congo


Kahuzi-Biega National Park is one of the few destinations in Democratic Republic of Congo that offer a wide range of activities that visitors can venture into while on a Congo safari adventure.
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What to carry on your tour to Kahuzi Biega Park DR.Congo


The enjoyment of the amazing gorilla trekking experience to Democratic republic of Congo starts with the packing list, clothes to wear and When Planning for Congo Gorilla tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
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