Welcome to Virunga National Park Congo, a Complete Travel Portal offering Information about the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga, Accommodations , Getting there ,Gorilla Trekking in Congo,what to wear, Climbing Nyiragongo, Gorilla permits , How to secure a Congo Tourists Visa, Safari Planner to Congo and Reliable Tour Operators in Congo.

Safari Planner to Congo!!! Gorilla Trekking or Climbing Nyiragongo.

Safari planning Section is available to help you enjoy ultimate Safari to Congo to ease the adventure pre Booking in Africa.

Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato volcano with an elevation of 3470 m (11382 ft) in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda.

The main crater is about two kilometers wide and usually contains a lava lake. The crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls – one at about 3,175 metres (10,417 ft) and a lower one at about 2,975 m (9,760 ft).

Nyiragongo’s lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. The depth of the lava lake varies considerably. A maximum elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 3,250 m (10,660 ft) prior to the January 1977 eruption – a lake depth of about 600 m (2,000 ft). A recent very low elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 2,700 m (8,900 ft). Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are together responsible for 40% of Africa’s historical volcanic eruptions.

How to Book a Gorilla permit to Virunga.

Planning a Gorilla Safari in Congo Virunga National Park, There are two options of how to secure the Gorilla Permit for Ultimate Congo Adventure. The Available options include Using Visit Virunga or through Tour Operators. Mountain Gorilla Trekking is the most important Safari Activity in Congo. Read More

Accommodations in Virunga NP

Virunga National Park accommodation options are numerous and there's somewhere to stay to suit every traveler's preference. The standard of accommodation in Democratic Republic of Congo is generally high compared to other countries. Read More  

When is the Best Time to Visit.

When is the best time to visit or trek the gorillas in Virunga National Park Congo? Which months should one try to avoid, which months are the best for gorilla trekking in Congo?While  trekking gorillas can be done any time of the year in  Congo, because of the relatively wetter/ rainy seasons in the mountain gorilla inhabited national parks, many tourists often prefer the months from June to September and then December, January and February. Read More

How to Get There ( Virunga National Park)

Wishing to Visit Virunga and Wondering how to get Transportation to & From Virunga Congo? Just Relax as all the Roads to the Park and From that Park are in good Conditions. Read More.

How to Apply for Congo Tourists Visa

Planning a Gorilla Safari to Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo? Get the Congo tourists Visa to ease the Safari to the Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo Hike. Read More

What to wear on a Gorilla Safari

Planning an Eco Safari to Congo for Gorilla Trekking or Nyiragongo Hike in Virunga National park? Find the Complete list of What to Bring/wear on Ultimate Adventure to Congo.Recommended clothing is long trousers and shirts when in the forest to avoid nettle stings. Read More

Guide to Virunga National Park Congo

Virunga National park known as Parc National des Virunga in French was formerly called Albert National Park was founded in 1925 to safe guard Mountain Gorillas and was the very first National park in Africa Located in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The park is 7800 sq kilometers (3000 sq kilometers) including forests, Savannah, lava plains, erosion valleys, swamps, active volcanoes with the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.

The park is situated in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo on the border of of Uganda and Rwanda. it is a sensational place for everyone to visit while still on earth due to the fact that it is secured and conserved with two amazing active volcanoes that is Mt. Nyiragongo and Mt.Nyamuragira  located in the massifs of the Virungas and Rwenzori mountains.

Virunga National Park is the  a home to the endangered species of mountain gorillas along with chimpanzees. There are also colonies of hippopotami, bird species, forest and Savannah elephants and lions.

There are a number of activities to do while in Virunga National Park including Trekking both Gorillas and Chimpanzees,Hiking Mt.Nyiragongo,Hiking to Senkwekwe orphanage.While planning and preparing for the Nyiragongo hike, we advise trekkers to carry with them some vital requirements like raincoats, cold weather gears since rain often showers during the hike especially when it is the rainy season.

Nature Walks at Virunga

Nature walking refers to a process of transferring from one destination to another for purposes of appeasing the mind, relaxing from the noise of civilization and stress. This involves taking time to trail through various paths to spot different forms of nature like birds Read More

Birding in Virunga Park

There are a variety of bird species at Virunga National Park Congo and these include the Grey throated barbet,double toothed barbet. Read More

Chimpanzee habituation

In Congo,Chimpanzee habituation occurs in Tongo Forest Rumangabo and these are extensively protected by the park wardens annually. Read More

Climbing Mt.Nyiragongo

Nyiragongo is the most active volcano in Africa and its located with in the Virunga National Park in DR Congo. Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano is situated about 3470m/11,382 ft in the west and people who take part in hiking get to spot the vigorous vast lava lakes  that spew lava into the sky and provide good clear views with its red lighting in the sky especially at night. Read More

Gorilla Trekking in Congo

Come experience Gorilla trekking at its apex  in Virunga National Park Congo. we promise you won't regret the experience as it offers one hours to stay with the Mountain Gorillas in Wild as you take photography,Watch them feeding and playing. Read More

Things To See

Mountain Gorillas


Virunga National Park there are Mountain Gorillas and these are differentiated according to their



Mountain Nyiagongo is the only volcano with an active Lava lake that are so vigorous and are very good to

Lake Kivu


Lake Kivu is a very vast lake that ccovers some part of Rwanda and DRC with a variety of very clear



Visit the Virungas for Nyiragongo hiking where you will later on leave for the Rwenzori Mountains that

News & Updates About Virunga National Park
Close Encounter With Mountain Gorillas Of Africa

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Simple Car Maintenance Tips

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Congo Tourist Visa
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Congo Tourist Visa

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