Virunga Tours & Safaris
Virunga national park in Congo is among the only four parks in the world where you can find the endangered mountain Gorillas. Other national parks include; Bwindi impenetrable forest national Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, and Volcanoes national Park in Rwanda. The endangered gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo are found in the Virunga volcano forests where tourists go for Mountain Gorilla Trekking. Besides gorillas, the park is endowed with mountain volcanoes such as Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Mikeno and Mount Nyamuragira where tourists go for several activities such as hiking, nature walks among others. Mountain Nyiragongo is a stunning and interesting active volcano
Mgahinga Tours & Safaris
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is an icon of Uganda’s national parks. This park commands majestic natural beauty and welcomes visitors each year — interested in gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, mountain hiking, sightseeing, bird watching and more. The park is home to three Virunga volcanoes, abundant wildlife, and awe-inspiring caves. Whether you’re looking for mountain gorilla trekking, a lifetime wildlife adventure, or want to immerse yourself in the stillness of nature—go hiking, backpack or take a nature walk in one of the most beautiful places, you’ll find your place in Mgahinga National Park
Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest national park is quite thrilling and filled with extraordinary wonders. Male gorillas are two times bigger in size than females and even more muscular. Humans and gorillas are quite similar, genetically. One can enjoy gorilla trekking to a great extent. Male gorillas are also known as silverbacks as they have silky and silvery hair on their back. Hairs on the body of gorillas are quite thick and coarser as they live in colder climates. If you want to add more enjoyment and comfort while you trek then you can hire a porter. Porters will help you in carrying luggage, making your trek more comfortable and flexible. A porter can be employed for $30-50, you can also allow them a tip if you love their services. Hiring a porter can be a fantastic idea, not just for yourself but also for the cal community residing there. It will raise employment for local people there
Volcanoes National Park springs in the southern part of the Volcanoes range which comprises of the Rwanda northern border with fellow East African countries of Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Presently, the Volcanoes National Park covers a surface of 12,760 ha and it is believed to be the oldest National park on the African Continent harboring endangered mountain gorilla species which makes Rwanda another country other than Uganda where Mt Gorillas are safely visited by tourists who are interested in them. It’s believed that many years past, the Volcanoes National Park was very wide with 30,000ha, but constant encroachment and land reclamation reduced it to half of what it was in around 1924 when it was established. Volcano National park also is known as Parc National des Vulcans was first gazetted in 1925, as a small area restricted by Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno, as a move to conserve endangered the gorillas from poachers
Kahuzi-Biega National Park is found on the eastern side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), close to Bukavu town, on the western bank of Lake Kivu and Rwanda boarder. The park was established by Adrien Deschryver – a Belgian conservationist and photographer in 1970 and inherits its name from the two dormant volcanoes; Mount Kahuzi standing at 3,308M and Mount Biega standing at 2,790M covering an area of 6,000 square kilometers which makes it one of the largest national parks in Congo with both the lowland and mountainous terrain.
Kahuzi-Biega National Park was inscribed in 1980 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique biodiversity of the rain forest habitat and being home to the lowland Gorillas – known as Gorilla beringei graueri and considered to be highly endangered. The smaller portion of the park is mountainous whereas the bigger part is the lowland