Virunga National Park reviews


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Located in the northeast corner of DR Congo, Virunga National Park is part of Virunga Conservation Area along with Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park. It was established as Albert National Park in 1925 and changed to Virunga in 1969. In 1979 it became a world heritage site. Due to its dramatic variations in altitude, from 680 m ... ...

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(5/5 stars) 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.

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(3/5 stars) 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... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 21, 2014   |   Visited: Aug 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 o... read more
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Safari suitability: 6 / 10
The opportunity to see the endangered mountain gorilla and 200+ mammal species is something unique to Virunga. Its lack of tourist infrastructure and the difficult trekking conditions may not be appropriate for all levels.
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