The Virunga National park in Goma, Eastern Congo covers an area of 7800 square kilometres and is Africa’s Oldest National Park.
Tourist Activities in Virunga National Park
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking is the major Tourist activity carried out in this Park. The Park has 6 habituated gorilla groups and families available for trekking and these include; Kabilizi Gorilla family, Rugendo family, Munyaga family, Humba family, Mapuwa family and Lulengo gorilla family. Virunga National Park is one of the four national parks in the whole world with the surviving mountain coming after Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla Park with Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda.
Nyiragongo volcano is an exciting attraction that will take you to the world’s greatest active larva. The volcano is very active and scenic. Travellers hike up to the summit of the volcano and have a clear view of the dazzling lake with lots fumes coming out of melilite nephelinite. The nyiragongo hike is a 2 day trip that involves climbers to overnight at the shelter on the summit of the volcano
Landscape viewing Virunga national park is the best site for viewing the spectacular montane landscapes in the neighbouring countries of Uganda and Rwanda. The views provide travellers with extra ordinary experience and scenic view of the Virunga massive.
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience and Chimpanzee Tracking
From Mikeno lodge guests can participate in Chimpanzee Habituation program, a project that aims towards bringing the chimpanzee population back to Virunga National Park or Chimpanzee Tracking where guests interact with man’s closest cousins. The chimpanzee habituation permit cost 100USD only.
Guests are picked from Kigali Rwanda on arrival at the Airport or from Goma border at Grande Brierre by Katona Tours drivers and are dropped back to the venues we picked from.