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Virunga National Park

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Virunga national park, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 991 715 401
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Gorillas Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park
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Virunga national park, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 991 715 401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't going to book the gorilla tracking because originally we just wanted to climb the volcano - but it turned out to be one of the most incredible experiences of my life (and now I'm addicted to gorilla tracking! Thanks Virunga!). I haven't tracked...More

1  Thank m_sarah32
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pretty fleeting trip to Virunga, doing the Nyiragongo trek on the first two days and the gorilla trek on the third. But it was hands down worth every penny and every minute of travelling to get there! Climbing the volcano was, as...More

Thank danica1801
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely amazing experience only enhanced by the professionalism of our guides. We visited the Bageni Family which included three Silverback Gorillas. This was the toughest family to see as it was well over 2000 meters in the mountains through some pretty thick jungle but...More

Thank Clyde M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Virunga Documentry(on netflix) made me to visit the gorilla in DR-Congo It was an wonderful experience to see a family of 12 gorillas very near. They were very cool and our presence didn't distract them from what they were doing. About Silver Black Mountain...More

1  Thank jaganathan n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolutely fantastic park. The gorillas and seeing lava in person were two bucket list items for me. The gorilla trek was wonderful, we were right up close to the gorilla family. Mikeno Lodge is beautiful. Bukima is a bit more rustic, but...More

Thank keljopy333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two most unforgettable experiences in my life: 1. Awesome silverback mountain gorillas one step far from you. Beautiful creatures. 2. Stunning lava show on top of Nyiragongo volcano. Virunga is <3!!! Don't save on transportation, you definitely need park convoy to get to gorillas or...More

Thank AnnAvuziak
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Difficult to get to, but worth it. Don't worry about security and safety, we felt completely comfortable throughout the whole trip. Gorillas, an incredible experience - trekking to see them, with the most dedicated and brave rangers. An intimate experience, there were a total of...More

1  Thank RWArby
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Virunaga NP offers lots of activities. Top program is visiting the gorilla’s in Bukimo, climbing the Nyiragongo Vulcano and safari in Lulimbi! To reach the Nyiragongo Vulcan you have to make a very difficult hike, but it is worth the effort. I would recommend to...More

2  Thank kaatje36
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The park is stunning and I've had two of the most incredible experiences in my life: seeing (and hearing) lava rumbling a few hundred meters below me and being incredibly close to the critically endangered mountains gorillas. I cannot recommend it enough! I organized everything...More

2  Thank pia_cantstaystill
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It is a life changing experience. Mountain gorillas are bi and heavy but intelligent and good natured. Fascinating to observe them for an hour. The silverbacks are very powerful and the mother plus the babies are lovely. The juveniles are very playful.

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Ronan K
Hello. I'm a single backpacker from the United States. I will be headed to Virunga National Park on September 14, 2017. I do have one final detail to work out - the night of Sunday, September 17, 2017. On September 16, 2017, I am staying in a tent on top of the volcano. I am debating on whether to had to Tchegera Island on 09/17/17 or spend an additional evening at the Mikeno Lodge on 09/17/17 (I am already spending the night at the lodge on Friday, September 15, 2017). What is there to do at each site? I know I might be tired - so it might be nice to be in the comfort of the lodge; however, I ant to be sure to maximize my Virunga experience and see as much as possible. Would it be potentially worth to book an excursion into Goma and see that city? Please let me know your thoughts. Finally - any advice on what type of clothes / supplies to bring? I want to be sure I'm prepared for the conditions and comfortable on the treks. Thank you so much for any help!
31 August 2017|
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Response from Patty6-13 | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to mention that we had no clothing for the gorilla trek as we did not plan ahead to do it. We were able to buy tennis shoes & rain gear in the local market in Goma which was all we needed for the gorilla trek. I'm... More
22 August 2017|
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Response from Inês G | Reviewed this property |
HI there. I cannot answer to your question on accommodation in Bukina. we stayed in Goma (Lac Kivu Lodge) and in the Mikeno Lodge (superb with access to the gorillas orphanage). For the transport, We used the shuttles... More
Merry Ann M
13 August 2017|
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Response from Martijn D | Reviewed this property |
We stayed the night before in Gisengy in the Rwanda discovery hostel. You can cross the border early and you have enough time to join the climb to the volcano. We did: Gisengy, volcano, bukima and Mikeno. I don't regret it... More
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