Gorilla Trekking , Nyiragongo Volcanic Hikes, lowland Gorillas, mountaineering,
Wildlife safaris Tours & adventure Holidays in the DRC, Congo.
Virunga National park is one the best Natural habitat with great diversity in Africa. This park also has two active volcanoes. Virunga has for a long time been threatened by political conflicts in DRC but nowadays its surviving. Recognized in 1926 by the King of Beligium King Albert 1 and it was called Albert National Park. It was first gazetted to protect the endangered Mountain Gorillas which are found within Virunga ranges in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC. In 1961 when Congo had got her independence the park deteriorated just like the country and it was not until the early 70s when the president picked interest in conservation that the park was revived and renamed Virunga National Park. The park covers 7800 sq. km from Virunga Mountains in the South up to the Rwenzori in the North. The park is well known for its biodiversity like bird, mammal and reptile concentration more than any other protected areas in Africa. Some of the notabilities include the Chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, giraffes, buffaloes and the gorillas. Of recent mountain gorillas have been the major attraction in this park given the fact that this is among the few parks in the area with these endangered gorillas. People prefer to track the gorillas here also because the cost is as low as $400 and the park is also less congested compared to other tracking centers like Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. This park is still untouched for new discoveries since it has not had a lot of tourism activity for a long time since its beginning and it would be a good idea for those who want research and adventures in the same line. For some good time, the area has been free for rebel activity and it is safe to travel. In 1979, UNESCO designated the park as a World Heritage Site.