Hotels can arrange a taxi for you. In fact it will most likely be one of the most positive and.
Virunga national park is the home to two of the most active volcanoes in the world mount nyiragongo and mount nyamuragira and also happens to habor the endangered mountain gorillas.
Virunga national park tourism. As a result of the rapidly unfolding situation regarding the global spread of covid 19 virunga national park has today taken the difficult decision to temporarily close mountain gorilla tourism as of monday 23rd march. Virunga national park staff and many visitors use dieudonné nkongori s taxi service usd 100. Tourism update on virunga national park.
Note that virunga massif that extends into rwanda and uganda is the only habitat for mountain gorillas on earth mountain gorilla trekking safaris to virunga are the most popular of tourism activities in dr congo. Visiting virunga national park will be assisted by trained and experienced tour guided escorted by armed park rangers to protect tourists from any danger. The professionalism of all the park staff rangers tourism office lodge managers etc is second to none.
You will not regret going. Virunga national park reopens for tourism after its sudden closure in 2018 following the abduction of two british tourists by mai mai rebels. Why tourists go to virunga national park.
We have been to virunga national park twice the most recent in february 2020. Following a security incident on friday 11 may 2018 virunga national park has taken the decision to halt tourism. Virunga national park temporarily closes mountain gorilla tourism due to covid 19.
The guides know the entire park boundaries and will be able to offer guidance during any park activity. Today the virunga national park of the dr congo is part of a three countries including rwanda and uganda group of protected areas covering the virunga mountains one of the planet s. Virunga national park drc wildlife tourism supports nature and the local community virunga was the first national park on the continent of africa.
Africa s oldest park has been forced to suspend tourism following following the killing of a ranger and the abduction of tourists. There are not so many mountain gorillas in virunga national park despite the large size of the habitat and six families are open for tourism activities. Taxis typically charge usd 100 from kigali to the drc border.
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. Gorilla trekking in virunga is the key activity and hiking mount nyiragongo. 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.