Virunga National Park-Mount Nyiragongo Africa Most Active Lava Lake
Mount Nyiragongo Volcano is located inside Virunga National Park in Congo which is also about 30 mints drive from Goma Town, Mount Nyiragongo volcano is the most active volcano and the largest lava lake in the world, the last mount Nyiragongo erupted in May 2021 and is now the lake of lava is slowly rising up so it is expected to erupt again in few coming years or months.
Why hike the Largest and most dangerous active volcano in Africa?
Hiking mount Nyiragongo is an activity and experience you will not get anywhere in the world apart from here in Congo’s Virunga National Park Africa’s oldest national park. Mount Nyiragongo volcano is also best known as one of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes, the largest lava lake, and located near Lake Kivu on the border of Congo and Rwanda.
Nyiragongo Volcano Eruption in 2021
on 22 May 2021, the world’s most active and largest lava lake mount Nyiragongo volcano was famous it erupted and lava extremely running as water for about 20km up to the city center of Goma Town, the lava destroyed everything including animals, crops, houses, and over 1,000 people were misplaced and 32 people died.
Location of Mt Nyiragongo and accessibility
Mount Nyiragongo is 25 km from Lake Kivu on the DR-Congo border with the Rwandese border and also about 45 km from Uganda Congo Bunagana border, Mt Nyiragongo remains on top of all other active volcanoes as one of the world’s biggest active volcanoes and largest lava lake found in here in Africa and it is also on record since 1880 Mount Nyiragongo has erupted at least 35 times mount Nyiragongo is also not had to climb because it only takes about 4-5 hours to get to the top of lava lake contact Kisoro Tours Uganda for the hiking permits.
you can easily combine the Mt Nyiragongo hike with other dormant volcanoes like Mt Sabinyo, Mt Gahinga, and Mt Muhabura on the Uganda side in the Kisoro area, you can as well add gorilla, golden monkey tracking and other wildlife safari activities.