How do you rate a place like Goma? It is unlike any place that I have ever visited before. An incredibly difficult place to live but it somehow manages to exude a post-apocalyptic charm. Vibrant colors against the backdrop of volcanic gravel and ash. Incredible poverty coupled with the undying persistence / perseverance of humanity. It is hard not to be affected by a visit to this town. The tourism potential here is significant but security issues remain a significant deterrent to most travelers. Visitors should secure a local guide and transportation. I had a very good experience with Kivu Travel.
Nice place really enjoyed the volcano hiking.