Nyiragongo is a stratovolcano and is the world’s largest lava lake with a diameter of 200m, which can be viewed from the rim of the crater. The volcano’s forested lower slopes are home to a variety of animals including; Chimpanzees, Monkeys, and Bushbuck. The crater spans 1 to 1.2 km in diameter and is about 900m deep. Hiking the Nyiragongo is a spectacular experience. It is a tough climb, especially the last half an hour, yet one is well rewarded with a mesmerizing view of the largest lava lake in the world. The shelters being conveniently based at the edge of the summit enable visitors to view the lava lake throughout the day and night. This experience is for the adventurous that are prepapred to compromise on accommdation standards.