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"Virunga" - Inspiration for Conservationists

I recently watched the 2014 documentary called “Virunga.” Virunga National Park, nearly as large as Yellowstone National Park in the U.S., is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and protects one of the last strongholds of the mountain gorilla. 474 more words


Face to face with the great apes

As soon as I heard I was going to be working in Rwanda for three months I started trying to think of ways to see the highland gorillas. 1,317 more words

DRC - Aristotle wisdom

Sometimes I wonder what “Survival of the fittest” actually means. Does it mean you are the fitter person when you stay or when you go? What makes you fit to stay in a certain place? 299 more words


DRC - The golden light

Antelopes are elegant, shy, sharp, reclusive and very beautiful. With their big ears they hear you before they see you and they jump off into the wilderness as soon as you move a step closer. 297 more words


3000m elevation change in 24 hrs - my hike to Nyiragongo volcano in the DRC

I am proud to say that I have taken my limited hiking experience to the next level by conquering (and sleeping on top of) Mount Nyarigongo, an active volcano with a lava lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 633 more words

Volcano Eruption Alert: Mt Nyiragongo Could Explode Imminently

Mount Nyiragongo Showing Signs of Imminent Eruption: Report

Rwanda Red Cross has warned Nyiragongo volcano could erupt at any time, according to a report. 136 more words

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In the Flicker: Nyiragongo, DRC

In the past few years, I’ve probably read a dozen books starring the Democratic Republic of Congo: King Leopold, Dancing in the Glory, … 2,011 more words