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Virunga National Park reviews

3 reviews

Don't be put off by DR Congo’s bad press

Rafael
Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Mar 30, 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 be the highlight of any visit. Beyond the obvious wildlife jewels like gorillas... read more

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Visiting Virunga

Morgan
Visited: Jan 2012 Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014

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 common occurrence. Driving through the occupied areas of the park over very bumpy roa... read more

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Ranked the best in the African continent!!!

Lisa
Visited: Aug 2012 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2014

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 ... read more

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