The volcanoes located within and near #virunga National Park are responsible for some 40% of Africa's historical volcanic activity. #mountnyiragongo is an impressive marvel with a crater two kilometres wide and a lava lake bubbling within. Nowhere else in the world does such a steep-sided stratovolcano contain a lake of such fluid lava. You might not want to stand too close to the edge with this one.
This week we will be bringing you some images from the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the more intense destinations to travel to due to civil war but incredibly rewarding for the wildlife and landscapes. The major draw card is the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park and what an experience when you can get so incredibly close to these gentle giants. #wildtropics#exploremore
@emmanueldemerode it has been a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for the flight! Que gran privilegio poder conocer a Emmanuel de Merode, príncipe, antropólogo, y director del Parque nacional Virunga en la República Democrática del Congo. Gracias a su extraordinario compromiso y a su maravilloso trabajo que el parque hace frente a todos los furtivos y bandas criminales para preservar el ecosistema más rico y amenazado del mundo. #virunga#virunganationalpark#conservation#wildlife#congo#africa