Rwanda: volcano magic

The Virunga chain of eight volcanoes straddles Rwanda (which has five of them), the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. Constantly shrouded in clouds, with bamboo forest clinging to the volcanoes’ sides, it is a hauntingly beautiful region. 

The rare apparition of the cone of a volcano, when the mist clears for a brief moment feels almost like an illusion. Within a few minutes, the clouds resume their grip and we wonder whether the volcanoes were just a figment of our imagination.

the Virungas, with the DRC in the background
Mount Doom
lost in a sea of clouds
blending into the scenery