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Safari Attractions in Virunga National Park Congo

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The parks two other great ape species, the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees make Virunga the only park in the world that hosts the three taxa of Great Apes. Another prominent inhabitant of Virunga is the okapi and large colonies of lions, forest and savanna elephants and numerous bird species such as the yellow-billed barbet, narrow-tailed starling.

Safari Activities in Virunga National Park Congo

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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 (the M23 rebels occupied the Mikeno area of the park and the Congolese army the Rwindi sector).

Accommodations in Virunga National Park Congo

Where to stay in virunga national park congo drc
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

How to Get to Virunga National Park Congo

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Visitors can get to Virunga national park using different means of transport depending on the visitor’s interests though the most commonly used is road transport as well as air travel and water transport.

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