What is the best way to get around Virunga national park?
What is the best way to get around Virunga national park? All transport to Virunga national park is either organized by the park or a trusted travel agency. If you book your tour package with the park, transport from either the border point of Goma or Goma international airport is included in the price of your package.
International Travel to Virunga national park
Travelers to Virunga National Park can fly into Goma international airport by either Ethiopian Airlines or any other carrier like Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation (CAA), Congo Airways, Jambojet, Rwanda Air, and Pakistan international airlines.
Currently, 6 airlines fly to Goma international airport and most flights to the airport are operated by CAA, as they connect 4 airports to GOM.
We highly recommend travelers book accommodation in Goma on the day of their arrival because most flights are regularly delayed.
Official Transport from Virunga national park
Booking a tour package directly with Virunga national park guarantees ground transportation from official pick-up points of Goma/Gisenyi border and Goma airport. If you book your trip to Virunga through trusted local operators like Africa Adventure Vacations, they will help you to customize your package and offer transfers from Kigali for those who prefer to fly into Kigali international airport who will later hand you over to the park management for onward transfers to execute your booked activities.
The park offers all transport once inside the Democratic Republic of Congo, including inside the Park.
Please note that Virunga national park can be accessed using road transport from Rwanda and the park can be visited all year round. There are so many tourism activities done in the park and the famous activity is mountain gorilla trekking while others selling tours include; chimpanzee trekking, Volcano hiking, bird watching, nature walks and sometimes visiting Senkwekwe orphanage center.