Karisimbi is the highest of the Virunga volcanoes in Central Africa in the border region of Rwanda and DR Congo. It is the 11th highest mountain of Africa and currently in a dormant stage. There are no confirmed historical eruptions.
Karisimbi volcano with snow cover seen from the rim of Nyiragongo
Its name stems from word "amasimbi" in l... [more]
Nyamuragira, a large shield volcano similar to Mauna Loa on Hawai'i, is one of Africa's most active volcanoes. Every few years, it produces eruptions often from radial fissures emitting lava fountains and large, fluid lava flows travelling many kilometers into the scarsely popula... [more]
Eruption of Nyamuragira volcano from the Kimanura east vent in mid January 2012
Nyiragongo (also spelled Niragongo), one of the world's most beautiful and active volcanoes, is a large stratovolcano near Lake Kivu at the eastern border of DRCongo with Rwanda in the Virunga National Park.
The lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano
It has a 1.2 km diameter summit caldera containing the world's mo... [more]