Virunga Mountains in Congo
Virunga Mountains in Congo are some of the main attractions in the area as they harbor a number of tourist attractions and the hikes are so amazing. The Virunga Mountains can be seen in Virunga national park a park famous for housing the endangered mountain gorillas and the golden monkey that can be seen during gorilla trekking in gorilla trekking in virunga national park and golden monkey trekking in the park. However aside from the endangered primate species that can be seen in, the park has a number of attractions that can be seen including numerous bird species, a number of animal species like the African Bush Elephant, Hippopotamus, African buffalo, Okapi, Uganda Kob, Topi, giant forest hog, common warthog, giant pangolin, marsh mongoose, western hyrax, western tree hyrax, bush squirrel, lions among other attractions that can be seen.
However, among the attractions that can be seen in Virunga national park, the Virunga Mountains are the most rewarding because you will get to see a number of attractions like a number of primate species like the chimpanzees, the different Congo gorilla families among other attractions that can be seen by participating in a number of activities like gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, golden monkey trekking, birding with a number of bird species that can be seen on the different slopes of the different virunga mountains in Congo, virunga national park which will make your Congo safaris memorable.
Mount Nyiragongo is another mountain among the Virunga Mountains in Congo that will offer rewarding experiences in the park. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa which has attracted a number of tourists to come to Virunga national park in order to see a number of attractions that the mountain has to offer including the world’s largest lava lake. When you hike mount Nyiragongo, you will get to see a number of attractions as you get to see the lava lake at Mount Nyiragongo. As you hike Mount Nyiragongo, at the lower slopes you will see a number of primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees Mona monkey, and Dent’s monkey among other primate species. As you get to the summit of mountain you will have the opportunity to see the lava lake where you will see lava boiling within the lake, you will also hear the earthquakes underneath the earth’s surface among other interesting attractions along mount Nyiragongo.
Mountain Mikeno is a rewarding mountain among the Virunga Mountains in Congo that tourists can choose to hike in order to have an amazing time during their Congo safaris where you will get to have rewarding experiences by seeing a number of primate species and numerous bird species that will make your hiking adventure in virunga national park quite memorable.
On mount Mikeno, you can also carry out a number of rewarding activities like gorilla trekking where you will get to spend time with a number of Congo gorilla families where you will get to know more about the gentle giants and their behavior while in the park, their feeding patterns, how they construct their nests.
Among other interesting attractions that can be seen include numerous bird species that can be seen while in virunga national park include; Rwenzori Batis, Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, long-crested eagle handsome Francolin Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori nightjar, the dusky crimson wing, among other bird species that can be seen to make your virunga mountains hike in Congo memorable. While hiking mount Mikeno you will also get to see a number of primate species like the golden monkeys, you can also participate in golden monkey trekking while hiking Mount Mikeno.
Mount Nyamuragira is another active volcano that can be seen in virunga national park which will offer amazing experiences while in the park. Mount Nyamuragira is Africa’s most active volcano which has erupted 42 times which has led to formation of other smaller volcanoes that can be seen when you’re in the park; you will also have the chance to see the activity of the mountain from the fumes of the different vents on the sides of the mountain. You will also get the opportunity to see exceptional views of Lake Kivu. Why hiking mount Nyamuragira, you will also have the opportunity to see other virunga mountains neighboring mount Nyamuragira like Mount Bisoke.