AFRICA AT ITS BEST

The loo with the best view in Africa.

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Is this the toi­let with the best view in Africa? We think so! Mount Nyi­ragongo (3 470 m) is an ac­tive vol­cano just north of Goma in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo. This is the view from the edge of the main crater, look­ing past a smaller crater to­wards where Goma lies shrouded in the early morn­ing mist. Nyi­ragongo is part of the Al­ber­tine Rift Val­ley, which strad­dles the bor­der be­tween the DRC and Rwanda. The build­ing at the bot­tom right of the pic­ture is where the porters overnight. Tourists stay in A-frame huts on the crater rim, with awe-in­spir­ing views over the bub­bling pool of lava dur­ing the night. It takes about five hours to hike up the moun­tain and it can get very cold at the top; flur­ries of snow are not un­com­mon. Still, you have this view from the toi­let to look for­ward to in the morn­ing! Read Toast’s ar­ti­cle about climb­ing Nyi­ragongo in go! #134.

BY TOAST COET­ZER

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