Mount Nyiragongo, Goma

Offering some of Africa's best climbing and hiking opportunities, Mount Nyiragongo stands 3,470 m (11,380 ft) tall and boasts one of the world's largest lava lakes. This mountain makes up for a considerable percentage of volcanic eruptions in Africa. The last one was in 2002--despite this violent history, adventurers continue to flock here for a chance to peer into or photograph the lava lake from the rim. Plan to visit Mount Nyiragongo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Goma attractions using our Goma trip builder tool .
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  • Indescribable, impressive, incredible, taped, the best is to mount you realize of your little jewels of Virunga.
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  • The photos speak for themselves. An extraordinary and perfect place to observe all the volcanic activity of this crater, constantly molten. At nightfall, the show becomes magnificent as the smoke disappears into the dark and one can only be stunned. Probably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Count a walk of 5 hours (counting breaks) for 1400m of level.
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  • Exceptional experience. The emotion, once you reach 8n summit, on the mouth of the volcano, is indescribable. To be considered, however, that the ascent is VERY strenuous and challenging. You have to be in good shape and not entirely inexperienced
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  • Very nice spot. The hot tub was my favorite part, though I think it may be artificially colored.
  • Beautiful place. We met wild chimpanzees. They say - dangerous area (Virunga Park). When you go up you can have a rest. Some parts of the way are very steep and can be hard for somebody.
  • An amazing place. The day hike up is not for the unfit! I'm a fit, regular hill walker, age 63, and found the day demanding. However, well worth the effort to see the crater. The shelters are basic. We had some amazing views down into the lava lake, especially after dark. However, due to regular cloud it is possible to make all the effort and see very little. You have to take your chances or arrange to stay on the rim for a longer period. Please like 👍🏼 if you find this review useful.
  • i FElll In LucKIly The mIneCrafT gOds SavEd me LOL XD - myst_basherboy
  • woww what aa greattt place
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