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Starting sunset on Mikeno Volcano at Virunga national park, Nothern Kivu, Congo. The biggest park in Africa. In local dialect, Virunga means Volcano. Such a beautiful place. #kivu #rdc #congo #mikeno #volcano #virunga #virunganationalpark #beautifulplace #park  #nature #africa #kivutravel #martialglobetrotter
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Nous vous emmenons au cœur du Virunga pour découvrir les chimpanzés dans leur milieu naturel. Cette visite se poursuivra par une visite de l'orphelinat des gorilles de Senkwekwe et pourquoi pas poursuivre votre exploration par une balade guidée au cœur de Rumangabo où se situe le quartier général du Virunga.• • • Info@kivutravel.com• • • • • #voyageursdumonde #voyagesurmesure #kivutravel #discoverkivu #virunga #virunganationalpark #primate #primates #gorille #chimpanzé #naturephotography #naturelovers #travelphotography #travelblogger #adventuretime #kivu #nordkivu #northkivu #travelafrica #safari #trekking #trek
We hiked for 6 hours up 3470 meters high to see the biggest lava lake in the world. Being the first to reach the crater, my exact words were, “OH MY GOD, WHAT THE F*CK!!??” I don’t think I was this much in awe even on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Pictures/videos don’t do it justice. You gotta see it for yourself to truly grasp the magnitude and magnificent of one of the earth’s finest (and deadliest) creation. Here’s Nyiragongo at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm on Nov 14th 🌋|| A little context, this is the same volcano that erupted and destroyed 15% of Goma in 2002. This crater erupted and a tiny vent on the south side of the crater bursted open, and lava started flowing out at the speed of 60mph/96.5kmph (a little below freeway speed limit on the 405). When we walked past it on the way down, it still got some smoke coming out of the tiny vent. We also saw the two new mini vents inside the crater, and it was consistently emitting puffs and puffs of white gas/smoke every 1-3 minutes, with a couple of little spots on the wall above it also emitting yellowish gas. Again, a huge thank you to all the rangers in @virunganationalpark for making this area secure and this experience possible. Truly truly it is one of the most remarkable experience in my life, and it really make me appreciate nature just that much more.  #nyiragongo #virunganationalpark #lavalake #natgeo #congo #smithsonianinstitution
Safety covered with the Virunga Rangers 🔫 #safetyfirst #respect #picyours • • •
Even the oldest people can't remember when and how the onomatopoeically named chukudu first appeared in this part of North Kivu, an area of eastern Congo between the north shore of Lake Kivu and the heart of the Virunga National Park. But it is to Goma what the bicycle is to Amsterdam and the horse-drawn carriage to New York's Central Park.  Despite its odd appearance, a chukudu goes amazingly fast and can carry heavy loads; an owner can earn up to $10 a day -- a huge amount for the Congolese -- transporting a variety of goods. And more than that, it can help liberate the women of this region from some of the backbreaking work they face every day. Imagine if the chukudu and international aid organizations worked together to help move Congolese women along the road toward embracing their rights. #chukudu #drc #goma #royalafricansafaris #onsafari #bravoalpha #happytimes #instamood #womenguides #nature #beauty #photooftheday #me #african_portraits #beautifuldestinations #thesafariisinthejourney  #bestwaytosafari #travelafrica #ig_africa #everydayisdifferent #safaribytradition  #yourshotphotographer #makeitcount #liveauthentic #wanderlust #womenwhoexplore #sheexplores #virunganationalpark #mikenolodge  @michaelduncanturner @the_safari_never_ends @jamesgiff @shaunnink
Seeing #mountaingorillas in Rwanda is one of my life highlights. We trekked through the thick forest, up into the foothills of the Virunga mountains in the Volcanoes National Park. After an hour or so, our guide, in an urgent whisper, ordered us to be silent and to move very slowly. I didn’t need telling twice. My heart was pounding in both excitement and more than a little fear.  We crept into a small clearing to see this enormous #silverback sat leaning against a tree. Up above our heads, the branches were cracking, the leaves rustling loudly. After a few minutes, several smaller gorillas began to drop deftly down to the ground. Leaving Dad alone (a good decision if you ask me, he was looking particularly grumpy…), they ambled around a clump of trees where Mum was waiting to play.  We spent an hour with them, just watching and marvelling. A truly magical experience. - - - #virunga #mountains #gorilla #conservationpark #conservation #virunganationalpark #gorillas #craftedcaption #wanderlust #africa #safari #vagabond #trek #gamewalk #rwanda #silverbackgorrilla #jambo #volcanoesnationalpark #africanwildlife #africanwildlifephotography #endangeredspecies #endangered #bambooforest
1/800  There are approx 800 mountain gorillas left in the wild. They live in the Virunga mountains of east central Africa. After five hours of trekking through dense steep jungle I was lucky enough to sit among a family of 19 of them (including 3 silverbacks) and observe them for 1 hour.  It was the most humble and special experience to share such an obvious understanding with another species. At first I was pretty worried about being 5 metres away from a giant silverback in the wild (let alone 3 of them) but within only a few shared glances I understood that I was in no danger at all (although I was definitely in their manor). This baby was the first individual we met. Initially he was playing with his mum and was very keen to come and say hello but I prefer this picture I took a few minutes later. He is 1 of 800 left in the world,  under a year old and lives in an area rich in raw materials and oil, not to mention war. His existence is so fragile and I think this photo shows that in some way or another. An infant engulfed by his beautiful habitat that is unfortunately so under threat.  He and all his brothers and sisters are protected by the Virunga Park rangers and I would love to raise some money for them so if you would like a print of this (it will look great big, A3 and bigger) please dm me and we could help fight for the cause in some small way.  I’m thinking £100 for an A3 print but really anything you can and then we can send a donation.  #virunganationalpark #landscape #landscapephotography #35mm #virunga @virunganationalpark @virungamovie @virungaconservation @somewheremagazine #conservation
Sombe (Manioc leaves) is one of the most popular vegetables in this area, the local people mash the leaves with garlic, bell pepper and leeks and then they stew everything with peanuts butter and palm nuts oil #visitvirunga #virunganationalpark #democraticrepublicofcongo #localfood #localproduct #africanfood #congolaisefood #slowfood #eattheworld #sombe #maniocleaves @african_cuisine @farm_africa @africanfoodyummy @virunganationalpark @africanexploring @african.inspired
This is quite the selfie! Yesterday NWS Linda summited Mount Nyiragongo, an 11,380 ft peak in the DRC's @virunganationalpark and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. . Today she'll be travelling from Kibati to Goma and sailing across Lake Kivu to spend the night on Tchegera Island, an idyllic getaway located on the remains of a collapsed volcanic caldera. We'll be getting more updates from her as she continues her adventure! . #rightplacerighttime #drc #drcongo #rdcongo #travelafrica #nyiragongo #volcano #virunga #virunganationalpark #extremeselfie
Having spent time with Silverback Noël and his family this July it is saddening to hear of his passing. Thank you to the wonderful @virunganationalpark rangers and @gorilladoctors who comforted him.  #congo #drcongo #gorilla #gorillas #mountaingorilla #gorillatrek #virunga #virunganationalpark #africa #visitafrica #seeafrica #travelphotography #africanadventures #offthebeatenpath #neverstopexploring #africantravel #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeotravel #naturephotography #naturelover #animalwelfare #animallovers #natgeo #natgeowild
I’ve just spent a night right here, one of the most unimaginable experiences I’ve ever had. The heat, sound and power of this volcano is epic. Nyiragongo last had a major eruption in 2002, covering parts of the nearby city of Goma and killing 147 people. . . . #congo #nyiragongo #volcano #eruption #lava #magma #goma #centralafrica #virunga #virunganationalpark @virunganationalpark #travel #travelafrica #everydayafrica

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