AFRICA AT ITS BEST
The loo with the best view in Africa.
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.