Mount Nyamuragira stems its name from the Kinyarwanda verb ‘Kuragira inka’, literally meaning to herd cows; Inka means cow or cows.
Mount Nyamuragira is an active volcano found in the Virunga Mountains, in Congo. It is situated about 25 km north of Lake Kivu.
It’s famously known to be as the most active volcano and has erupted over 40 times since 1885, having eruptions from the summit.
There have been numerous eruptions from the flanks of the volcano, this has created new smaller volcanoes which have lasted only for a short time
The recent eruptions are recorded to have occurred on 2nd January 2010 and 8 November 2011.
Due to its recent eruptions, it can be seen that there are no settlements arount Mount Nyamuragira, the wildlife officials expressed their concerns that the eruption may threaten the chimpanzees in the area.
More worries still arise, the lava could have flowed into the southern sector of Virunga National Park, where there are settlements and villages.
It is also a key to note that Mount Nyamuragira volcano is responsible for the large portions of sulfur dioxide released into the atmosphere by volcanoes which has a global negative effect to the surroundings.
This place gives an amazing scenery to look at, the volcanic craters on top, the tree species that grow in these soils, birds amon others.