How can I get in touch with Virunga national park?
How can I get in touch with Virunga national park? For general questions about the park, travelers can send an email email@example.com however, if you are looking for tourism-related information, you may either email the park directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or any trusted tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations on email@example.com. Virunga national park also has a well-established office in Goma, at the Grand Barrier border crossing.
Tour activities to do in Virunga national park.
If you get in touch with Virunga national park, expect to do the following safari activities in the park besides mountain gorilla tracking;
Chimpanzee habituation: This is among the top activities in the park, you can also add this to your list and get a chance to know how the researcher team does to make these primates familiar to humans. See how many kilograms of fruits and vegetable chimps eat per day. Chimpanzee habituation begins very early morning at around 6:00 am and guests normally spend 4 hours interacting with the chimps, unlike chimpanzee trekking experiences.
Hiking the volcanoes: Virunga national park is blessed to host a number of Volcanoes, some of which form a natural boundary among Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. Mount Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira are active volcanoes while Mt. Mikeno is an extinct volcano. Most travelers prefer climbing the Nyiragongo Volcano to enjoy unmatched views of Mountain Rwenzori, Lake Kivu, and Goma city.
Bird watching: Birding is also an amazing activity and keen birdwatchers have a great opportunity of spotting over 700 bird species in one trip to the park. Birders wake up very early in the morning with rangers and go into the forest to look for different bird species such as Rwenzori baits, Angolan swallow, Miombo wren warbler, African Fish Eagle, Narrow-tailed sterling, Ross’s turaco, Ruwenzori turaco, Chubb’s cisticola, Grey-throated Barbet among others.
Guided nature walks: This activity is carried out in the park where the tourists follow the trails with rangers to different areas of the forest and see different wildlife species like the rare mountain gorillas, buffaloes, monkeys, hippos, elephants, lions, and others, bird species to see are the Ruwenzori turaco, Narrow-tailed sterling, Chubb’s cisticola. You may also visit the Senkwekwe center and spend more time with orphaned primates.
Note: Below is a cost of gorilla permits in Virunga national park DR Congo;
USD $400 per person for non-nationals
USD $150 for Congolese residents
USD $ 200 for SADC nationals
In conclusion, just get in touch directly with Virunga national park or Africa Adventure Vacations to arrange for you a memorable safari tour to DR Congo.