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Few volcanoes are as spectacular as Mount Nyiragongo. Known for its active lava lake and (relatively) frequent eruptions, this incredible volcano has the potential for widespread disaster. Unfortunately, political unrest prevents the scientific community from studying the dangerous volcano in depth.

Nyiragongo Volcanic mountain is located in the Western part of  Virunga National Park and is ranked to be among the most active volcanoes and is open to tourists that wish to visit for Hiking Adventure.Visit the Gallery Section to View the Photos

Nyiragongo Facts

Nyiragongo volcano is among the most active volcanoes  in Africa and its located in Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National Park. It is noted for long active lava lakes which appear in the summit crater. Nyiragongo is one of eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains( Nyamuragira which is also an active volcano but not open for hiking due to Transportation Difficult and Hard to Reach).
What type of plate boundary is Mount Nyiragongo on?

Nyiragongo is a steep-sided, active volcano. It is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nyiragongo and the shield volcano of Nyamuragira, 40 km away, are part of the East African Rift Valley. This is an area of many faults where the plates are being stretched as they move away from each other.

What type of volcano is Mount Nyiragongo?

Nyiragongo volcano (3470m) is a large basaltic stratovolcano located about 15 km north of the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcano is famous for persistent lava lake activity in its huge summit crater.
In 2002 Nyiragongo erupted and the lava lake drained from fissures on its western flanks. The city centre of the Goma town, the capital of the East Virunga province, had been destroyed by voluninous lava flows. 200,000 people were left homeless, its the largest Eruption that displaced people in Congo.

Eruption Stages

  • 2016 it has been erupting up to the late march and this made the Virunga National Park to cancel the trekkers that had booked Nyiragongo Hike were refunded the hiking fee of USD 300. In march the Second lava Lake was formed at the Top.
  • 2013 Nyiragongo remains active in January 2013 lava lake remains active in the top crater.
  • 2009 An increase in volcanic lava was detected at Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo and it indicated that it was active still.
  • 2002 Eruption another Serious eruption began at Nyiragongo Volcano on  January 2002 with lava flows reaching the city of Goma in southern Kivu.
  • 1994, Eruption also took place at Nyiragongo Hike in Virunga National Park.

Nyiragongo Eruptions Since 1977!

Nyiragongo Volcano CongoThe most common type of Nyiragongo volcanic eruption occurs when magma is released from a volcanic vent. Nyiragongo Eruptions can be effusive, where lava flows like a thick, sticky liquid, or explosive, where fragmented lava explodes out of a vent.Nyiragongo Eruptions started way back in 1977 and it killed around 100 People  and again it erupted in 1994 and Later ,2002 up to the present its among the top Active Volcanoes in the World.

Nyiragongo is experiencing the Vulcanian type of  eruptions  as it has been repetitive since 2002.

This Complete Guide for Nyiragongo Hike is offering the best information concerning the eruption of the Mountain for the Passed Years, Master the Guidelines for Nyiragongo Trekkers to avoid Disappointments on a Congo Safari, Best Time to Visit Congo.

What to Bring for Nyiragongo Hike Adventure:

  1. Remember to bring: Rain gear (trousers, rain jacket), head lamp, sleeping bag and plenty of warm clothes.
  2. A porter costs 24US$ and can carry 15 Kg. You probably want to buy a bag of coal at the station (5$, 5 kg) which the guide and porters will light for you at the rim huts, and you can cook whatever food you brought.
  3. Bring walking poles. You can buy a Nyiragongo stick
  4. You need to bring all your food and water. 5 liters.
  5. You leave Goma around 8:30 am.
  6. Always difficult trek, We give each person (2 guides for 2 people) each 10$, and the porters 5$ .
  7. The rangers speak very little English just so you know.
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Nyiragongo Hiking Safaris are customized by various Tour Operators and the short Hike Expedition is 2 Days Nyiragongo Safari however Experts to Congo have revealed that Volcano Hike Safari can be joined with Mountain Gorilla Visit in Virunga National Park. Find the complete list of Congo Safari Companies that will enable you Enjoy an Expedition to Nyiragongo Volcano.

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Eruptions in Nyiragongo

Nyiragongo HikeMountain Nyiragongo has been active from 2003 2 when massive and serious eruption took place and displace people in Goma town, Wishing to go for a hiking .

Gorilla Trekking Congo

Congo Gorilla TrekkingThe Most important Activity that can be joined with the Mount Nyiragongo Hike is the Mountain  Gorilla Trekking Experience in the  wilderness of Virunga National Park.

About Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park Virunga National Park is the Africa’s oldest National Park, its the home to the Mountain Gorillas in Congo and other primates like Chimps  and Nyiragongo Volcano Mountain.

Nyiragongo Tour Operators

Congo Safari CompaniesVarious Companies offer Congo Safaris but be aware that Congo Safaris will be Expensive compared to Rwanda , Find the Secret Behind the unexplored Congo Wilderness.

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