Mount Nyamuragira

Location of Nyamuragira

Mount Nyamuragira is an active volcano mountain   located about 15 kilometres north of Goma Town in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mountain has frequently eruptions which are accompanied by persistent lava resulting in rapid emplacement of parasitic cones. Nyamuragira is Africa’s and one of the world’s most active volcanos and it erupts roughly every two years, producing large fluid lava flows.

The volcano has a steep sided summit caldera with an approximate diameter of 2 kilometres within the main summit. Nyamuragira volcano lies in the Virunga volcanic field which includes 8 volcanic mountains broadly trending in an East West direction to the north of Lake Kivu.

Attractions and activities

  • Viewing active volcano
  • Walking around
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Tourist attraction

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