Fogo

île de Fogo (Cabo Verde, Cap Vert) Pico & Sao Felipe

Fogo volcano eruption in 1995 (Cape Verde Islands)

In April 1995 a fissure eruption started at Fogo volcano on the Cape Verde island of Fogo. The center of activity was on the west side of the prominent Pico cone. The eruption caused evacuation (note shelters at the beginning) of some island residents and damage of property and crops. The film was made at a quite early stage of the eruption in April 1995. Activity ended at the end of May.

Fogo

Fogo is an island of stunning  scenic contrasts.
The weathered magnificence of Ñàî Fillipe, a city with beautiful rustic squares and scenic walkways. With classical colonial houses constructed by rich farm owners, using the materials imported from Portugal and Western Africa . The extremes grow even greater as you head inland. Firstly you will travel through fertile rolling countryside then as the road steepens beside the volcanic craters. Heading Towards the breathtaking volcanic grey cone of Pico de Fogo.
Few scenes compare to that of the first sighting of the pico. The Pico de fogo is surrounded by craters that were formed during the last eruption in 1995. You can take a guided tour of the volcano and actually feel the heat emanating from the core. Incredibly, the family of an eccentric French duke still live and produce wine beside the volcano despite the volcano’s volatile history.
Fogo is full of beauty  surprises and mystery; your experience on the island o Fogo will be completely unique. There is no place quite like Fogo.