Activities in Goma; This district is an amazing lava city and has a lot of activities in Goma that would interest the travelers. Some of the must do activities in Goma include hiking, gorilla trekking, visit to the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage and much more as depicted tomorrow.
Hiking Mount Nyiragongo must top your list on your visit to Goma district. This town has evidence of how active Mount Nyiragongo is till date today. The streets are filled with lava rocks from the previous eruptions. The Nyiragongo red peak can be seen on a clear night in the clouds from the town at most points which gives you the thrill of the adventure you cannot afford to miss. Climbing Mount Nyiragongo is a must!
The Endangered Mountain gorillas of Congo in Virunga are also a major attraction you shouldn’t miss out on during your visit to Goma Town. Save up for a gorilla permit before you visit Goma so as to not have excuses because this is a once in a lifetime experience. These mountains gorillas are only found in 3 countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Still wondering what more Goma has to offer? Visit the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage the only place in the world that caters for orphaned mountain gorillas from cases of poaching in Virunga National Park managed by a few dedicated park rangers and staff of the park.
Pass by Lake Kivu and enjoy the peace and calmness of this deep lake. There are great points to enjoy the sunset of this lake with the view of the Virunga Mountains it such as at the Lac Kivu Lodge.
Ensure to also pass by the craft centers in Goma town to buy some souvenirs to take back home with you. For videos and photos of Nyiragongo pass by Don de Dieu shop on Rutshuru Road to get yourself a copy.
You can have a city tour visiting the local market, Goma beach and also Congo has great food so try your taste buds and visit one of the restaurants like Le Chalet, Lac Kivu Lodge, Nyumbani Lounge to mention but a few.
Goma district is a great choice when you think about visiting Congo but ensure to read about the current situation of the area before booking your ticket there. Ensure to move with less valuables and better to move with a guide as it is safer and more convenient.