Nestled in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park beckons with a plethora of exciting activities and attractions. This biodiverse haven is contiguous with Uganda’s Semliki, Rwenzori, and Queen Elizabeth National Parks, as well as Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, forming a continuous tapestry of natural wonder. Let’s delve into the remarkable activities that await you in this pristine wilderness.
Virunga National Park proudly safeguards over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. This incredible primate encounter takes center stage as the park’s main attraction. With eight distinct gorilla families to choose from, your trek promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of gorilla territory.
Your day begins with a morning briefing, followed by the trek that lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours, depending on the gorilla family’s location. These gentle giants await your visit.
For a unique primate adventure, Virunga offers the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience. This initiative nurtures chimpanzees to become accustomed to human presence and the environment. Groups are limited to four clients per family for an intimate encounter with our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.
Thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike will relish the opportunity to hike Nyiragongo Peak, an active volcano. Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a lava lake bubbling at the summit. It’s a hike like no other, offering a glimpse into the Earth’s fiery heart.
Explore the park’s lush and diverse ecosystems with immersive nature walks. Encounter an array of wildlife, from playful monkeys to majestic elephants, as you traverse this pristine landscape.
Congo remains a hidden gem for birding enthusiasts. Discover a birdwatcher’s paradise with 1,185 recorded species, including unique endemics and globally threatened birds. Witness the vibrant avian diversity of the region.
Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to plan your unforgettable journey to Virunga National Park. Whether you’re seeking gorilla encounters, volcanic hikes, or birdwatching expeditions, Virunga offers a world of adventure waiting to be explored.
Embark on an unforgettable expedition to Virunga, where nature’s wonders await your discovery.