ACTIVITIES IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK AFTER MOUNT NYIRAGONGO ERUPTION
Activities in Virunga National Park After Mount Nyiragongo Eruption : Mount Nyiragongo eruption on 22nd May 2021 erupted and this led to a number of activities in virunga national park to come to a standstill due to the fact the lava is still a threat to the tourists and there well being in some parts of the park for instance mount Nyiragongo which is too early to be visited.
However other areas in the park like Tchegera Island, Kibumba area of the park can be visited for an amazing experience in virunga national park even after mount Nyiragongo hike. it should be noted that lava after the eruption was seen flowing towards the forests flowing away from the city, a number of areas in the park were destroyed, houses were destroyed, graveyards, plantations and many other people’s belonging and the flows reached the airport.
Gorilla trekking at Kibumba
Gorilla trekking should not be missed as part of the activities in virunga national park after mount Nyiragongo eruption given the fact that tourists will get to see a number of rewarding features of the endangered mountain gorillas in virunga national park. Gorilla trekking in the park starts at Kibati area where tourists take part in the briefing session of the rules and regulations of the activity and after you will be led to the forest of mount Mikeno where you will get to the habituated gorilla families in the park. When you get to the families, you will get the opportunity to spend an hour with the families understanding their behaviour in the park, their feeding patterns, their co-existence with one another, their diet which comprises of bamboo shoots, fruits, edible leaves, termites and other invertebrates. The activity will also give you the opportunity to see a bird species like, red faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, strange weaver
VISITING TCHEGERA ISLAND
There are a number of activities in virunga national park that can be carried out while you visit tchegera Island and among the memorable activities that can be carried out include; Site seeing with the clear skies, tourists can have rewarding views of mount karisimbi, Mikeno, Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo and before the eruption, tourist would see red flames in the skies from mount Nyiragongo. Interesting about the activity is the fact you will also get to see Lake Kivu which is a home to a number of bird species in the park.
At the island you can take part in bird watching this is because lake kivu is a home to a number of bird species which makes it the one stop destination for birders interested in seeing a number of bird species like; White-breasted Cormorants, Pied Kingfishers, Osprey, Double-tooth Barbet, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Familiar Chat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye and Spot-flanked Barbet and a number of bird species that can be seen during the bird watching experience. you will also get to see a number of migratory European species that visit the lake during winter season in their home countries.
Paddle boarding and kayaking
Paddle boarding is among the most rewarding activities that can be carried out for an amazing experience during you stay in virunga national park, tchegera island. With the fresh waters with calm waves will make you paddle boarding experience quite rewarding and relaxing with a number of rewarding views you’ll get to see as you participate in the relaxing adventure. You can also participate in kayaking which will ensure you have a rewarding experience taking part in the fun filled experience which will let you explore the waters of Lake Kivu