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Where to Stay on Your Safari Around Virunga National Park?, Accommodation in Virunga National Park Congo, Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park. Giraffes in the Park. Landscape Viewing. Landscape Viewing. World’s Largest Lava Lake. Mountain Climbing and Trekking.

Mikeno lodge

Mikeno lodge is one of the luxurious establishments that is a 90 minutes’ drive with spacious cottages that are enough and enable guests relax calmly and a good restaurant that serve local and international cuisines. The lodge and the restaurant are situated within a forest and offer attractive views of the rift valley, Nyiragongo and Mikeno volcanoes as well as abundance of birdlife, blue monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons and colobus monkeys.

Tchegera Island Tented Camp

Tchegera Island Camp is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma or to relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano. Situated off the northern shore of Lake Kivu, Tchegera camp offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava.

Lulimbi Tented Camp

Tented Camp is located in the heart of Virunga and is home to a large percentage of the park’s elephants and hippos. Buffalo, warthogs, giant forest hogs, topi, Ugandan Kob, crocodiles, and a wide variety of birdlife also abound.The Lulimbi Tented Camp is nestled into the shoreline of the Ishasha river, which winds through Virunga’s vast savanna plains.

Bukima Tented Camp is just outside the Virunga National Park boundary lays the Bukima tented camp, which is one of the main starting points Virunga mountain gorilla treks. The camp was originally built for researchers, but is now used primarily by trekkers. As the name suggests, overnight guests at Bukima sleep in platform tents, but by camping standards they are quite lush.

Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters

Nyiragongo volcano summit shelters offer accommodation that is very adventurous and worth experiencing since it enables one to enjoy the other side of nature. The summit shelters are located in Nyiragongo where visitors can spot a variety of wildlife species like the chimpanzees, bushbucks and monkeys

Kibumba Camp

Kibumba Camp is an excellent choice for those seeking a more affordable way to experience the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. The camp is conveniently located near the trailhead for Nyiragongo volcano, which makes it the perfect place to stay for those wanting to experience both gorillas and the world’s largest lava lake.

Safari Attractions in Virunga National Park Congo

Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park Congo

Virunga National Park counted six mountain gorilla families open for the trekking before it was closed in 2012 for insecurity in the area. Unfortunately, in 2013 the national park is facing great challenges, including encroachment of the gorilla habitat by armed groups.

Flora and Fauna in Virunga National Park Congo

The park boasts an astounding biodiversity due to the large variety of habitats it offers. In the southern sector the Mountain Gorillas attract most attention but the montane forests are also home to other primates such as Chimpanzees, Golden monkeys, Blue monkeys and black and white colobus.

Mount Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park

Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes and a large stratovolcano near Lake Kivu at the eastern border of DRCongo with Rwanda in the Virunga National Park. It has a 1.2 km diameter summit caldera containing the world’s most active and largest lava lake

Congo Virunga Ranges in Virunga National Park

Not only does tourism in Virunga entail wildlife but one can also enjoy hiking the volcanoes. The conservation area is a home to eight volcanic mountains, two of which are active (Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira) – both in the Democratic Republic of Congo within the heart of Virunga National Park.

Mountain Mikeno in Virunga National Park

Mount Mikeno is noted to stand at a height of 4,437 metres and is the second highest peak in the Virunga Mountains after Karisimbi, and the 13th highest mountain of Africa.Mikeno means “poor” and is so named for its harsh slopes which make it hard for human habitation.