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Where to stay on your safari to Virunga National Park in DR.Congo
Mikeno Lodge in Virunga National Park-Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mikeno Lodge is a comfortable lodge placed in the forested hillside at the Headquarters of Virunga National Park, a good base for Trekking mountain gorillas or hiking a volcano. The lodge is well set between three major attractions in Virunga National Park. The is just 1hour and 30 minutes’ drive from Goma. There is a plenty of bird life, as well as blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, and baboons. Chimpanzees to are regular visitors to the area. Mikeno Lodge provides grate experience among the wildlife and beauty of Virunga National Park.
Mikeno Lodge has 12 bungalows, each with splendid views into the nearby forest. Twisted with lava stone, mahogany and thatch, bungalows are settled in the thick green forest. The spacious bungalows boast of en-suite bathrooms with stone carved baths and showers. The style involves Congolese culture and classic simplicity with decorated carpets, soft tones and sleek wooden furniture; while the private sundeck offers guests chance to experience the performance of Blue and Colobus monkeys in the forest.
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The summit shelters at the top of mount Nyiragongo
Housing at the peak of Mount Nyiragongo is the smaller basic tents provided with a decent mattress and pillows. Each tent is meant for two people but since they are small, you will be in close qarters with your tent mate!
There are eight cabins, each for two people. Some are up closer to the crater’s rim, while others are down below. Housing in the upper cabins allows you to pop out of your tent for a look in the crater at a moment’s notice however even those sleeping in the lower cabins will also access the lave lake. The higher cabins are colder because of wind as compared to the upper cabins.

Over view of the different places of Accommodation at mount Nyiragongo and in Virunga Park Congo
Mikeno Lodge in Virunga National Park DR.Congo
The Mikeno Lodge is a 90minute drive from Goma and offers large bungalows and a good restaurant. The lodge and restaurant are located within a forest and offer beautiful views of the rift valley and Nyiragongo and Mikeno volcanoes. Nature walks and visits to local places of interest can be arranged. There is an abundance of bird life, as well as resident blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, and baboons. Chimpanzees are also frequent visitors to the area.
Kibumba Tented Camp in Virunga National Park DR.Congo
Kibumba Camp is an excellent choice for those seeking a more affordable way to experience the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. The camp is conveniently located near the trailhead for Nyiragongo volcano, which makes it the perfect place to stay for those wanting to experience both gorillas and the world’s largest lava lake. Guests can also enjoy nature hikes just outside camp or walk down to the local Kibumba marketplace for a vibrant cultural experience. Kibumba Tented Camp features all the necessities of a classic tented camp: great food, full bar, well-appointed tents with comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers.
Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters in Virunga National Park DR.Congo
Each of the twelve summit shelters contains two single beds on which visitors can put their sleeping bags. Although these shelters aren’t plush, they offer a welcome escape from the elements. The cost of staying in a summit shelter is included in the permit fee.
Tchegera Island Tented Camp in 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. Situated off the northern shore of Lake Kivu, Tchegera camp offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava. There is also an abundance of birdlife on the island, including African eagles, cormorants, herons and gulls. Whether one chooses to relax on the beach or explore other parts of the island in a sea kayak or by paddle board, Tchegera is a good place for rest and relaxation.
The Mikeno Lodges

The Mikeno Lodge is a 90minute drive from Goma and offers large bungalows and a good restaurant. The lodge and restaurant are located within a forest and offer beautiful views of the rift valley and Nyiragongo and Mikeno volcanoes. Nature walks and visits to local places of interest can be arranged. There is an abundance of bird life, as well as resident blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, and baboons.
The Nyiragongo Summit

Each of the twelve summit shelters contains two single beds on which visitors can put their sleeping bags. Although these shelters aren’t plush, they offer a welcome escape from the elements. The cost of staying in a summit shelter is included in the permit fee. Housing at the peak of Mount Nyiragongo is the smaller basic tents provided with a decent mattress and pillows.
Tchegera Island tented camp

Tchegera Island Camp is good place to escape the hustle and bustle of Goma or to relax after climbing Nyiragongo volcano. Situated off the northern shore of Lake Kivu, Tchegera camp offers spectacular views of the lake and four volcanoes. On clear nights, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes add to the drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava.
Bukima Tented Camp

Bukima Tented Camp is a simple tented camp at the border of the park and one of the main starting points for gorilla treks in Virunga. The camp was originally built for researchers, but is now used primarily by trekkers. You cannot get a more convenient starting point for a gorilla trek anywhere in East Africa!
The Mikeno Lodges

The Mikeno Lodge is a 90minute drive from Goma and offers large bungalows and a good restaurant. The lodge and restaurant are located within a forest and offer beautiful views of the rift valley and Nyiragongo and Mikeno volcanoes. Nature walks and visits to local places of interest can be arranged. There is an abundance of bird life, as well as resident blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, and baboons.
Lulimbi tented camp

The latest string in Virunga’s bow, and operational since July 2016, Lulimbi Camp lies on the Ishasha River on the eastern edge of the park’s central sector. In fact, Uganda’s safari star Queen Elizabeth National Park lies just across the water. Guests can also enjoy nature hikes just outside camp or walk down to the local Kibumba marketplace.