A National Geographic Television Production
Discover the Secrets of Africa 's Volcanoes!
With stunning ferocity, this world explodes. One of VirungaNational Park's active volcanoes unleashes its hot fury on the land below. Red-hot rivers of fire scorch the earth... and yet the destructive volcano spreads rich volcanic ash that will hold the seeds of rebirth.
Strange things happen in this dramatic terrain. Where habitats range from snowcapped mountains to rain forests to savanna... and rare and fascinating creatures dwell. A national park was established here to protect the territory of the fabled mountain gorilla. This land of conflict and contradictions is truly the heart of Africa. From Virunga's fiery hot volcanoes to its alpine peaks, from cruel fate to nature's wonder, journey into the amazing world of VIRUNGA: THE HEART OF AFRICA in one of the WORLD'S LAST GREAT WONDERS.
The National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge. This landmark home video supports the Society's educational mission through vivid award-winning photography and cinematography, and scientific research around the world.