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. Forest Elephants and Buffalo are also found in this area as is the very shy Golden Cat.

The central area of the park consists mostly of savannah with species such as Lion, Leopard, Kob, Hyena, Topi, warthog etc. The lake, once containing the largest population of Hippo’s (over 20.000), is now slowly regenerating after many troubled years and Hippo’s and Crocodiles are once again a common sight. In the North of the park in the deep Congolese forest the most elusive of African creatures is found is the Okapi.

Besides the flora and fauna, bird species, there are also amazing major attractions that would give visitors a remarkable experience such the Nyiragongo volcanoes, Nyamuragira volcanoes as these give a life changing and memorable experience to the visitors.

Virunga National Park Congo