Kibumba Tented Camp
Kibumba tented camp is a standard accommodation property in Virunga national park, located near a trailhead to mount Nyiragongo. This tented camp is a very comfortable and hosts large numbers of budget travelers interested in exploring the park with amazing adventure activities like volcano trek and gorilla tracking experiences.
The camp has a total of 18 tents with 9 doubles and 9 twins hence the lodge can comfortably accommodate 36 guests. These tents are spacious and designed with necessary amenities such as private bathrooms, flushing toilets, full time water supply among others.
In addition, the facility has an on-site well stocked bar and restaurant that serves both local and international dishes that meet guests’ choice on breakfast, Lunch and dinner. WiFi is also available in the main building to help guests stay connected with their friends and family. Other services include laundry, pick-ups and drop offs, camping fire, ample parking space among others.
Payments for accommodation at Kibumba tented camp can be made by debit or credit cards using an online booking system via the official website of Virunga national park. Cash payment is also possible while at the lodge. If paying using USD, notes must be clean with no physical damage or torn. The bills should also not be older than 2009 as banks in DR Congo don’t accept such currency notes printed prior to that date. Even a slight tear cannot be accepted. If you wish to make payments using a credit card for any extra services at the camp and buying souvenirs, you are advised to inquire from the lodge staff.
Kibumba is naturally endowed with perfect weather conditions. Temperature during the day ranges from 65°F /18°C to 70°F /21°C. However, during wet seasons, temperature tend to drop by 10 degrees.
Many travelers planning to visit Virunga national park wonder if they can bring non-monetary donations for the ranger’s families and the community around Kibumba tented camp. The answer is yes, you can bring items like footballs/volleyballs, pencils, pens, sharpeners, soft, bouncy or beach balls, coloring books, stuffed toys, crayons, skipping ropes, chalk, rulers, rubbers/erasers among others.
Getting to Kibumba Tented Camp
The camp can easily be accessed through flying into Kigali international airport Rwanda and drive via Gisenyi town; later cross over to Democratic Republic of Congo through Grande Barriere border. While at Goma, you will check in to Virunga tourism office which is located just opposite the passport control to get your volcano trek permits. Please note that Kibumba tented camp is a perfect place for those interested in hiking Nyiragingo since it is close to the trailhead. The camp is also a good place for bird watching activities because many interesting bird species are spotted there.
Rates For Accommodation at Kibumba Tented Camp
Double room: $210
Twin room: $210
Triple room: $294
Single room: $147
These room rates are based on full board and subject to change without prior notice and are not guaranteed.
Why choose kibumba tented camp?
The camp is surrounded by the forest and offers spectacular birding opportunities. Over 100 species can to be spotted including the great blue turaco.
Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse conservation areas not only in Africa but also the entire world. It was designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The park is also a geologic wonder with Mountain Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira as active volcanoes.
Kibumba tented camp is strategically located for gorilla trekking activities in Virunga national park and other tourist destination such as lake Kivu where traveler can relax at the beach after a long adventure trip in Virunga.