Akagera National Park Akagera National Park in Rwanda is the largest protected wetland in Central Africa, as well as the last remaining home for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.  After the Rwanda Genocide that claimed many lives in the country, the locals that were returning from other countries from which they sought refuge embarked on deforestation to get timber, wildlife for food and also encroached on the forest to graze their livestock. Lions in Akagera National Park were hunted to extinction; …

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Maiko National Park Maiko National Park is one of the lucky national parks in Congo that inhabit the eastern lowland gorillas. Maiko National Park is found in one of the most remote forest areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park covers a total area of 10,885 square kilometres spreading through parts of Nord Kivu, Orientale Province as well as Maniema. The area that is now referred to as Maiko Park Congo was back in 1949 referred to as …

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Garamba National Park Garamba National Park is one of Africa’s oldest national parks that was established in 1938. The Park is located in Orientale Province in the north-eastern park of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 for its great biodiversity and immense wildlife. Garamba National Park covers an area size of 5200 square kilometres and is governed by African Parks, a non-profit organization, alongside the Institute Congolais pour la Conservation …

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Hiking Trails in Nyungwe Forest National Park Hiking trails in Nyungwe Forest National Park are carefully developed for travellers to follow in the bid to explore the forest in great depth. The hiking trails in Nyungwe Forest National Park take anything from 4 hours to up to 3 days. Hiking trails in Nyungwe Forest National Park can cover distances to up to 130kms, sighting a variety of attractions in the park say the supposed Rwanda source of the Nile, a …

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Mount Nyamuragira Mount Nyamuragira also known as Mount Nyamulagira, is an open and active shield volcanic mountain located in the Virunga Mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the eastern part of the country. Mount Nyamulagira is approximately 25km only north of Lake Kivu in the East African Rift Valley and northwest of the famous Mount Nyiragongo that hosts the world’s largest lava lake, at a distance of only 14km.  Mount Nyamulagira is one of the 8 Virunga Mountains …

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Grande Barrier Border Grande Barrier Border is the border point in Goma town that is the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It is from the Grande Barrier border post building that travellers intending to visit Virunga National Park check-in from. The tourism office of Virunga National Park is found at the border post, and it is just opposite the passport control office. These two important offices in the tourism industry are conveniently located that travellers do …

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Congo Visas Congo Visas are documents that allow travellers from any country allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo to access and stay in the country for a given period of time.  Visitors to the Congo must obtain Congo visas from one of the Democratic Republic of Congo diplomatic missions unless they maybe come from a visa exempt country, or a country whose nationals can obtain visas on arrival or maybe arriving from a country without an embassy. A …

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Eastern Lowland Gorilla Families in Kahuzi Biega National Park Eastern lowland gorilla families in Kahuzi Biega National Park are about 9 in number, with only 5 of them being habituated for travellers to visit on a gorilla trekking safari in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Kahuzi Biega National Park is one of the few protected areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo that inhabit the eastern lowland gorillas that are a subspecies of gorillas. Eastern lowland gorillas are a very social …

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Congo Gorilla Trekking Rules Congo gorilla trekking rules are more the same are those that are given elsewhere where gorilla trekking is done, namely Volcanoes National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla trekking rules are guidelines that travellers on a gorilla trekking adventure follow for responsible tourism and conservation of the gorillas as well as their natural habitat. Gorillas are a very rare ape species with mountain gorillas in particular being endangered. Gorillas share about …

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Distance between Virunga National Park and Kigali Distance between Virunga National Park and Kigali is not so long as one might actually think it to be. For most travellers intending to have a Virunga National Park safari, the knowledge of the distance between Virunga Park and Kigali is very important. The Democratic Republic is the second-largest country in Africa after Algeria, meaning that it requires one to move a great deal to move from one point to another, for example …

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Virunga National Park Activity Fees Virunga National Park activity fees are those prices levied that travellers interested in exploring the park in various tourist activities are supposed to pay to not only take part in those activities but also access the park. Virunga National Park is a gem that is worth visiting and exploring in-depth, having been established in 1925 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for its great biodiversity and hosting the endangered mountain gorillas. The …

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Virunga National Park Rangers Virunga National Park Rangers are tasked with the protection and patrol of the park. Virunga National Park, one of Africa’s oldest national parks established in 1925 first as Albert National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was recognised for its outstanding biodiversity, including rare species like mountain gorillas. Virunga National Park despite its magnificent beauty and immense attraction has seen darker day of endless rebel activity over the years, which saw a number of …

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