Tchegera Island

Tchegera Island

The return journey from Bukavu to Goma had no surprises. Our final destination was Tchegera island, a secluded piece of land, just 20 minutes away from busy Goma. It is tiny,  only 400m in circumference and shaped like a croissant. It hosts a tented camp that consists...
The Lowland Gorillas

The Lowland Gorillas

The speedboat service from Goma to Bukavu covers the distance in 3 hours and costs $50 for non-nationals, a better alternative to the 6-hour trip with the normal boat. The port was very busy but not noisy. We had to check in with our passports, quite odd as we did not...
Nyiragongo

Nyiragongo

Finally the day that we would climb the mighty mount Nyiragongo arrived. I love the gorillas, but the reason we came here was primarily to see the largest active lava lake in the world. Mount Nyiragongo peaks at 3470m and the lava lake is located about 500 meters...
Goma

Goma

We arrived in Kigali international late in the evening and went straight to bed for to get some rest. Kigali is a pleasant surprise, unlike other African capitals. Hilly, beautiful and clean. There are pedestrian sidewalks everywhere and tarmac on almost all roads. It...