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Parc National des Virunga

Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Covering an area of approximately 8,000 square kilometers, this World Heritage site features mountain gorillas in the Mikeno Sector.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Please, please don't hesitate to visit this magical place. I had my doubts after scrolling through the internet but let me tell you it's very safe, its beautiful and the people are awesome. The whole experience was extremely special and the DRC is now my favourite place in Africa, and i've been to 6 different African Countries. Don't miss the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We visited Virunga National Park in January 2012 testing out the overland access from Kisoro in Uganda. And our 4 day tour accross the border went so smooth! The booking and payment for "everything" (DRC visa, transport, accomodation, vulcano-overnight trip, gorillas...) can be done at the park's website http://www.visitvirunga.org/. And the national park take well care of the security of... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

It's true that if you want to visit these magnificent creatures the most accessible destination is to visit Rwanda. There are the most families, there is the best infrastructure. But if you're looking for an alternative, you can have a try in DRC. Of course, you need to check the security situation, and of course the roads are terrible beyond... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011 via mobile

My partner and I visited the gorillas in 1990 in the then Zairean side of the Vurungas. It was an experience I will never forget. These wonderful animals need as much help as possible to survive. The terrible tales of poachers cutting off hands to make ash trays is appalling and must be stopped. Help these fantastic creatures who are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

I was there this year on a gorilla trek on the Rwanda side of Virungas National Park! I have travelled the world and love adventure travel. This was most definitely a trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately, poaching is still going on in the DRC and must be stopped otherwise these wonderful animals will be wiped out completely. It's not to... More

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