MOUNT BISOKE

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Mount Bisoke,is an active volcano ,in Virunga Mountains of Albertine Rift, the western branch of East African Rift. The border of Rwanda and Democratic Republican of Congo, the summit is located in Rwanda. Approximately 35 km northeast of town of Goma and  adjacent Lake Kivu.

Mount Bisoke, in Virunga Mountain range, the volcanoes are created by rite action on forming divergent boundary of East African Rift by slowly bisecting the African plate.

Mountain Bisoke reaches a height of 3,780 metres after the last eruption in 1957.Bisoke was the largest crate lake of the range.

Volcanoes National park and Congolese virunga National park, is a steep slopes of the peak that are densely covered with rainforest and alpine meadows.

Mount Bisoke is a home to the mountain Gorillas, and Karisoke Research center which was founded by a conservationist Dian Fossey in the valley to the west.

Apart from Gorilla trekking, most tourists are Mountaineers, view wildlife, other activities that take place include mining, farming, birding and many more.

Mount Bisoke is climbed in a day, the nearby city is Ruhengeri, it’s considered by steep walk able.

There local tourism industry is devasted during the 1990 where bloody wars rose in central Africa these including the Rwandan civil war which happened in the 1990 to 1994, the Congo war happened in 1996-1997 and second Congo war I 1998-2003, Burundi war in 1993-2005.there was relocation of refuges which led to poaching, deforestation. Inspite of security the industry   has recovered, ongoing   conflicts

Mt. Bisoke is one of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga mountains range of the albertine Rift, the western part of east African rift. It bestrides the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it also bestrides two bordering national parks, which are Volcanoes National parks of Rwanda and Virunga national park of Democratic republic of Congo.

 

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