When travelling around Lanzarote, you cannot fail to notice the volcanic mountains – Montanas del Fuego [Mountains of Fire] – which dominate the landscape. Located in the western part of Lanzarote in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya this is the island’s hotspot, and undoubtedly one of the highlights for visitors on their Lanzarote holidays.
The volcano itself erupted around 26 times between the years of 1730 and 1936 and covered a large part of the island of Lanzarote with coarse black ash granules, known as picon. Unbelievably, although 150 square kilometres of the land was destroyed, no lives were lost as the local inhabitants managed to escape either to another island in the Canary Islands or to the north of Lanzarote itself.
If you get the opportunity to reach the red-streaked summit, touch the ground and you will notice that the ground is warm to the touch. Whilst there, you … Read More
GERMAN GUIDED SAFARIS FROM LAND amp LAKE SAFA Land & Lake Safaris are pleased to announce that their scheduled safari departing from Lilongwe on November 10th 2013 will be a led by their specialist German guide Heiner Kamphausen...