Virunga National Park, Congo: The Definitive Guide

Our Virunga National Park Congo Guide contains all you need to know about this Virunga National Park. Here you will find the most up-to-date information about the park’s attractions, activities, best hours, location, and lodging options. Virunga National Park in Congo is the best place to go on a gorilla trekking safari. We also teach you how to effectively organize your Gorilla Trekking and provide example packages with a free estimate to assist you in planning your Gorilla Safari to Virunga Park.

Virunga mountains in Volcanoes National Park

Virunga Mountains

Virunga National Park is located in the Albertine Rift Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern region. Virunga was established in 1925 and is one of Africa’s earliest protected zones. It ranges in height from 680 m (2,230 ft.) in the Semliki River valley to 5,109 m (16,762 ft.) in the Rwenzori Mountains. It stretches around 300 kilometers (190 miles) from north to south, mostly along the international borders with Uganda and Rwanda in the east. It has a total area of 8,090 km2 (3,120 sq mi) and has been on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 1994. Mount Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira are two active volcanoes in the park. They had a profound impact on the national park’s various ecosystems and animals. More than 3,000 faunal and floral species were identified, with over 300 of them being endemic to the Albertine Rift, including the eastern gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) and golden monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti). Numerous lethal attacks have been carried out by rebel groups, and several park rangers have been slain.

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Virunga National Park Congo Map

Congo Gorilla Safaris Packages in Virunga Park

Our Short Congo Gorilla tours are the easiest and shortest way of having a Gorilla trekking safari in Congo. These tours range from 3-4 days and mostly start and end in the neighboring country of Rwanda. 

Specifically for tourists who just want to trek Gorillas in Congo we have short tour packages. Here are our sample Short Gorilla trekking itineraries from Goma or Rwanda for both mountain Gorilla trekking and for the Lowland Gorillas. These tours are basically for Gorilla trekking without visits to other destinations.

We have well customized packages that offer short Congo Gorilla tours to Virunga National Park for mountain gorilla trekking or to Kahuzi-Biega National Park for Lowland Gorilla trekking. Check out these packages or talk to us for advice on a Short Gorilla Safari in Congo.

3 Days Congo Gorilla tour from Kigali

3 Days Congo Gorilla tour from Kigali could be the cheapest 3 Days Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Africa. Congo sells the cheapest Gorilla trekking permits in Africa and this gives advantage to travelers who would want to have budget tours.

4 Days Congo Double Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali

4 Days Congo Double Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali to Virunga National Park. Double Gorilla trekking means trekking 2 different Gorilla families on the second and third day which offers chance to know more.

3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari for a less strenuous Gorilla trekking tour in Congo. This 3 Day Lowland Gorilla trek is a short itinerary that offers Great experiences trekking the Lowland Gorillas of the Kahuzi Biega

4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking Congo

4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking Congo offers less strenuous Gorilla trekking tour experiences in Congo. 4 Days Lowland Gorilla trek is a short Congo Gorilla safari itinerary that offers great experience National Park.

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