Virunga national park popularly known and ranked as the oldest national park in africa formerly called albert national park has finally reopened for a clear progress of tourism in democratic republic of congo after its closure in 2018. The tourism office is conveniently located in the grande barriere border post building opposite passport control.
Tourism update on virunga national park.
Virunga national park tourism office. 2017 07 31 2018 rangers project on worldrangerday we are so proud of the efforts of our rangers who show dedication and resilience despite the dangers they face. Taxis typically charge usd 100 from kigali to the drc border. Trekkers should be at the grande barriere border crossing by 7 00am and check in with virunga tourism office by 8 00am on the morning of the scheduled trek.
The park is internationally known and recognized for its great attractions and biological diversity. Hotels can arrange a taxi for you. The 7 800 square kilometre park contains rare species of animals including the critically endangered mountain gorillas only found in.
The tourism office is conveniently located in the grande barriere border post building opposite passport control. Arrive at grande barriere border crossing at 10 30am and ensure check in with virunga tourism office by 11 15am. All the mountain gorilla treks going to virunga national park are organized by virunga park from the grande barrier where the virunga tourism office is located.
Following a security incident on friday 11 may 2018 virunga national park has taken the decision to halt tourism. Virunga national park reopens for tourism after its sudden closure in 2018 following the abduction of two british tourists by mai mai rebels. You may opt to join group transportation or private transport with a private guide.
Guests will receive gorilla and volcano trek permits at check in which must be presented at the start of each trek. The safety of our visitors is of the highest priority and our staff consistently assess the situation on the ground to ensure appropriate security protocols are in place. Virunga national park is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet and home to the world s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
About virunga virunga alliance news visit virunga virunga national park is a unesco world heritage site in the eastern democratic republic of congo. Virunga national park is the oldest african national park in french known as parc national des virunga and formerly known as the albert national park it is a 7 800 square kilometre 3 000 sq mi national park that stretches from the virunga mountains in the south to the rwenzori mountains in the north in the eastern democratic republic of the congo bordering volcanoes national park in. Virunga national park staff and many visitors use dieudonné nkongori s taxi service usd 100.
Virunga national park is a unesco world heritage site in the eastern democratic republic of congo. Explore rangers project. Virunga national park is very reach in biodiversity and has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions.