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Virunga National Park

Virunga national park, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 991 715 401
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Wonderful park

Virunga is a wonderful park and the rangers do a fantastic job with the tour and protecting this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sean l
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Washington
Unforgettable time

I highly recommend you to book a trip to Goma to experience this hour with a gorilla family! By a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Astrid_from_Belgium
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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1 week ago
“Wonderful park”
3 weeks ago
“Unforgettable time”
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Virunga national park, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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+243 991 715 401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Virunga is a wonderful park and the rangers do a fantastic job with the tour and protecting this highly threatened treasure. I did the Nyiragongo hike and the gorilla trekking. The mountain gorillas are obviously amazing to see in the wild and from only a...More

Thank sean l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend you to book a trip to Goma to experience this hour with a gorilla family! By a small group of six, we went and "meet" the Rugendo that counts 4 silverbacks, one baby and a 2 year old. AMAZING, UNFORGETTABLE, we enjoyed...More

Thank Astrid_from_Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! This is the heart of Africa and you feel the magic in this park! Never felt in danger, and the accommodations were spot on!

Thank Tuckerman_48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience, walking through the park with the rangers looking for the gorillas. You get so close it's a bit surreal. These giants are quite calm and welcoming. If you're in the area, definitely schedule a trip. It's quite expensive but, if you keep everything...More

Thank Koritsaki
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I went to Virguna National Park in late March by myself. I booked the trip 11 days in advance through Inspired Journey's. Barbara and Sarah were both incredibly responsive and very helpful. I was a little weary of the trip based on the travel warnings...More

4  Thank Erin H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Virunga to do a gorilla trek and were not disappointed. The ranger station is a nearly 3 hour drive from Goma due to extremely rough, volcanic rocky roads. You will definitely get your "African massage" as they call it. You are escorted by...More

3  Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Africa's oldest and allegedly its most biodiverse national park, Virunga is beautiful - even if only a small portion of it is safe to visit.

1  Thank LifeThroughALens
Reviewed 20 March 2017

been there on an official trip. abunfant wildlife but not much publicised . not many services available. plan your trip well. real adventure. worth it but with thoorugh plan and pettite for surprises.

1  Thank Kapil B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was pretty easy to get to Virunga Park. We arranged for visas through the Virunga website a month before our trip. From Kigali, we hired a driver to take us to the DRC/Rwanda border ($50pp, 3 hour drive). I felt completely safe the entire...More

13  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I had previously contacted Emmanuelle at Okapi Tours about assisting with some travels in the Kivu region of Congo. I don't often write reviews, and don't do so in order to promote anyone, but I feel that Emmanuelle's service as a guide/fixer was so good...More

1  Thank snowkiter
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Kiara A
What activities and which accommodation did you book and roughly how much did it cost for virunga?
29 July 2016|
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Response from Omar M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Whole thing cost about £2,300 per person for the week. We stayed in the park the whole time and main activities were Gorilla trek, volcano climb and Tchegera island. There is lots more to do in the park now, but we... More
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