Mount Nyiragongo strato-volcano 3470 metres

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Mount Nyiragongo is a craggy phantom-white strato-volcano full of bellowing sound renting the whole viscinity and sometimes being over masked by the blue smoky frames in the area, witht the eroded mountain slopes covered by a gallery forests of river red gum from the foothills up to the Mountain summit, traversed by the green grasses lining up the Mountain channels up to the the cloud mist lifted Mountain Nyiragongo apex.

Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato-volcano with an elevation of 3,470 metres in the (Mifumbiro ranges) forming a chain of the volcanoes in East Africa and a popular destination to Mountain Hiking Safaris to most of our holiday makers who prefer visiting the Volcanoes in one of the most humid areas of Africa where life begins with alot of nature recipes to feed your eyes

It is located within Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu, and west of the border with Rwanda. The main crater is recorded to be two kilometers wide, it contains a lava lake. Currently, the crater has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls – one at about 3,175 and a lower one at about 2,975 m.

Mount Nyiragongo’s lava lake has always been recorded to be 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. 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.

However, the Whole whereabouts of Mount Nyiragongo are not known, how long the volcano has been erupting. It has been recorded that, Mount Nyiragongo has had 34 number of eruptions since 1882 including many periods where activity was continuous for years at a time, often in the form of a churning lava lake in the crater. ,The volcano partly overlaps with two older volcanoes, Baratu and Shaheru, and is also surrounded by hundreds of small volcanic cinder cones from flank eruptions.

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