North Kivu is a province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo bordering Lake Kivu. The capital, Goma, is on the shore of the lake, and a gateway to climb the Nyiragongo volcano. The city has been under continuous construction after it has been partially destroyed in 2002 by lava from the Nyiragongo. North Kivu is home to Virunga National Park, home to endangered gorillas, and on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Population: estimated 6 million people
Other major cities: Butembo, Beni
Main attractions: Virunga National park, Nyiragongo volcano, Mount Stanley
Nearest Airports: Goma International Airport (GOM)