VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK DR.CONGO THE HOME OF THE 3 TAXA OF GREAT APES
Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and has the biggest population of mammals, birds and reptiles in the African continent. It covers an area 7800Km2 (3000 square miles) (790,000 ha), that includes forests, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the astonishing glaciated peaks of Rwenzori mountains.
The only park in the globe that hosts three taxa of Great Apes, Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is most famous for housing up to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas, and the other two Great Ape species, the eastern lowland Grauer’s gorillas and chimpanzees. Virunga National park is also home to the Okapi, a threatened species that resembles a zebra but is more closely related to the giraffe. Large colonies of hippopotami, forest and savanna elephants, lions, and numerous rare bird species can also be found in the park.More info about Virunga Park DR.Congo
Attractions in Virunga National Park Congo’s Brave Cake
Virunga National Park in Congo, inhabits the sensational Mountain Gorillas and a number of other animals like chimpanzees-99% human like ape, hippopotami, bird species, forest and Savannah elephants and lions. The park is also notorious for its two remarkable active volcanoes of Mt. Nyiragongo and Mt. Nyamuragira set in the massifs of Rwenzori and Virunga`s mountains. A detailed list of attractions includes;
Tourist activities in Virunga National Park-Democratic Republic of Congo
A number of activities are done in Virunga National Park which includes birding, nature walks, both Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking, Mt. Nyiragongo hiking and hiking to Senkwekwe orphanage. Tourist activities in Congo`s Virunga National park are detailed as below.
Where to Stay on your Trip To Virunga National Park DR.Congo
Tchegera Island Camp is good place to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma or to relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano.
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