I am an outgoing person and fun loving. I can say I am a group traveler. Whether with friends or family, in the wild or at the beaches, it's always fun when it involves everyone. The beach games, swimming, the hikes, game drives and I feel safe in the crowd when a li...
Written on: February 21, 2014
I visited in August 2012
At the back side of Queen Elizabeth National Park lies Virunga. This is where biodiversity is evident in all aspects. I had underestimated the park. After the civil, war word had it that human habitations within the park had down graded it so much. A friend of mine just wanted to prove me wrong. We accessed the park via Uganda where we had been working for couple of weeks. There is much to see in Virunga from the savanna dwellers-the likes of lions, elephants and kobs. This is in the central part of the park.
Up the mountains, though, is the attraction of many. Mountain gorillas are a good sight but we were not allowed to get close and it was only for one hour (reason was that these primate transmit viruses to human race very fast). Sick people should also stay away from that part of the park am told. There was a spectacular view of hippos down the Ishasha River. The rangers in this park guard the animals tirelessly from poachers and I was so amused of their effort.
In Virunga also lies the Nyiragongo Volcano. It is the largest of its kind in the world. Geography lovers can have a really nice expedition. Any one visiting Africa for a real great tour should consider Virunga.
It does not disappoint!
Written on: Mar 30, 2015
| Visited: Jan 2015.
Although you certainly need to keep an eye on the volatile security situation in the days leading to your visit, the Goma and Kibati area is a fantastic destination to visit and experience the Heart of Africa. Locals are friendly and the stunning bold and bright Congolese fabrics will make a lasting impression on you.
However, the Parc National des Virunga will...
I'm an adventurous traveler and like to get off the beaten track. I'm a writer and photographer, and I enjoy a wide range of topics, especially travel, adventure, and nature. See more of my work at www.morgantrimble.com
Written on: Oct 28, 2014
| Visited: Jan 2012.
A visit to Virunga National Park is certainly not for the faint of heart. Africa's oldest national park has been caught in the crossfire of a decades-long civil conflict in the eastern DRC. The park itself is home to refugees, military, military police, poachers, and park rangers along with the wildlife the park is meant protect. Violence is, unfortunately, a commo...