Hiking Mount Nyiragongo Volcano & Nyiragongo Eruption 2021

Nyiragongo Volcano Hike Congo, Facts & Tours. Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470 m (11,380 ft) in the Virunga Mountains. Our Informative guide on Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hike Congo is all you need to know about this beautiful park. here we give you the latest information on the attractions, activities, best time, location and accommodation facilities around the park.

Mount Nyiragongo 

Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo /ˌnɪərəˈɡɒŋɡ is an active stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470 m (11,380 ft.) in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda. The main crater is about two kilometers wide and usually contains a lava lake. The crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls – one at about 3,175 m (10,417 ft.) and a lower one at about 2,975 m (9,760 ft.). Nyiragongo’s lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. The depth of the lava lake varies considerably. A maximum elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 3,250 m (10,660 ft.) prior to the January 1977 eruption – a lake depth of about 600 m (2,000 fits). A recent very low elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 2,700 m (8,900 ft.). Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are together responsible for 40% of Africa‘s historical volcanic eruptions.

How did Nyiragongo erupt 2021?

Mount Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo began erupting the morning of Saturday, May 22, 2021, with fissures in the southern side of the volcano sending lava pouring into nearby towns.

The eruption resulted in the deaths of at least 31 people as of May 26 according to media reports, and official reports from the Ministry of Communications of the Democratic Republic of Congo indicate that 232,433 people were evacuated from the region. This is the first major eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo since 2002, which resulted in the deaths of 245 people and left over 120,000 homeless.

A video showing Mount Nyiragongo Eruption 2021, May 22

Gorilla Tours and Mount Nyiragongo Eruption Hike Packages

Gorilla Tours and Mount Nyiragongo Eruption Hike Packages. Long Congo Tours include Luxury and Budget Congo Safari Packages to the Best Congo National Parks: Virunga National Park, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Bombo Lumene National Park, Garamba National Park & Salonga National Park.

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4 Days Congo Double Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali

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4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking Congo offers less strenuous Gorilla trekking tour experiences in Congo. 4 Days Lowland Gorilla trek is a short Congo Gorilla safari itinerary that offers great experiences trekking the Lowland Gorillas of the Kahuzi Biega

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