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Virunga National Park, Rumangabo Democratic Republic of the Congo See on map
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This glamping spot is situated at the starting point of your trek to see the wondrous gorillas. It's a pretty area that's well maintained and with friendly staff who will serve you lovely food and assist you in anyway they can. The sturdy tent is...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

It was pouring and cold so everything felt slightly damp. The tents are large and very clean. They provided hot water bottles to have in your bed which was a great treat. The main tent was functional for a tented camp. The food was ok....More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Ok, I’ve read the other reviews and I’m just utterly shocked. Wake up people! You pay $450 per night and what you get for this price is very mediocre. First, the biggest disappointment was the food. We arrived at Bukima after the Niyragongo trek and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here about a week ago. Was great. Very comfortable and clean. Food was very good as well as the service. It’s a great place especially if going to gorillas. The mountain in the background makes for some great pics...

Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

Awesome experience. We're used to backcountry trekking, and the safari tents/food/service struck us as insanely luxurious and carefully thought out. The views are great - you can see the lit cone of Nyiragongo at night - and the gorilla are just an hour or two...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Just outside the Virunga National Park boundary lays the Bukima tented camp, which is the main starting point Virunga mountain gorilla treks. The camp was originally built for researchers, but is now used More primarily by trekkers. As the name suggests, overnight guests at Bukima sleep in platform tents, but by camping standards they are quite plush. Each tent features an adjoining bathroom with running water and a nicely appointed bed and dresser for clothes. The views from the tent sites – or anywhere in camp for that matter – are spectacular. To the south, the view is dominated by Mt. Mikeno, whose 4437m (14,560’) summit towers over the gorilla sector. Across the valley is Nyiragongo volcano, whose lava lake colors the night sky with a red glow. Every few years, Nyamulagira volcano erupts and steals the nighttime show by spewing hot lava hundreds of feet into the air. Occasionally, the mountain gorillas themselves wander into the Bukima tented camp. Less
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Democratic Republic of the Congo > North Kivu Province > Rumangabo
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Democratic Republic of the Congo > North Kivu Province > Rumangabo
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February 1, 2017|
Response from oosie_89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matt, have they gotten back to you yet?
January 27, 2017|
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Response from sam A | Reviewed this property |
You can't really walk far but you can relax at camp. There were serious safety concerns regarding he rebels in the neighboring villages so they don't let you go too far.
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May 23, 2016|
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Response from Kristi K | Reviewed this property |
The best way is to book your transportation through Virunga National Park (google 'visit virunga' and you'll find them). They picked me up at the Rwandan border with a 4x4, driver, and guard. The road to Bukima is in... More
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"All the tents are excellent, I believe the one closest to the kitchen are a bit noisy!!!"
Aug 17, 2017
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"The front tent have the best view of the volcano."
Dec 31, 2016
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