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“Nyiragongo Volcano in Goma” 5 of 5 stars
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Mount Nyiragongo
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Goma
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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“Nyiragongo Volcano in Goma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2007

The Nyiragongo volcano the live volcano with a lake of red lava, is located in Goma in the extrem east of congo DRC near the border of Rwanda.

Lakes of hot lava are one of the most spectacular forms of volcanic activity, but they are very difficult to see because there's only a few of them in the world at any given time. Such lakes used to exist in craters of Kilawea Volcano (Hawaii), Masaya Volcano (Nicaragua), Erta Alle (Ethiopia), and Stromboli (Italy). So, if you want to see a really impressive lava lake, you have only one option left: Nyiragongo.

Found in Virunga National park, this volcano is accessible from the town of Goma,
The visit can be done in one or two days, but sleeping there is the better option as this will let u admire and discover the spectacle of the activity of the lake of lava inside the crater.

The permit to visit nyiragongo can be found in goma for 100$ at any travel agency like Gocongo, jambosafari, Kbt,
If u choose to pass the night at the top of the volcano u need a tente and a sleeping bag wich can be ranted in Goma at Goma camping site. u need a porter too for 12$, who can be found at the entrance station of the volcano in kibati 17kms from Goma.
dont forget your warm coat and rain coat as the top is very cold.

Enjoy your vist to Goma ( Democaratic Republic of Congo)

Kennedy Nari

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