Virunga National Park, Ruhengeri

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Africa's first national park, Virunga National Park today serves as a World Heritage Site that was created to preserve the region's critically endangered mountain gorillas. The area's diverse geography includes forests, lava flows, marshlands, lake shores, and savannahs. Go on a trek to see the gorillas and monkeys in their natural habitat in this 7,800 sq km (4,847 sq mi) park. Tour companies offer safaris and treks into the park which range in duration from one to 13 days and include accommodations and transportion. Put Virunga National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ruhengeri online journey planner .
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  • One can't imagine the experience that we had encountering the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. They share about 95% of the same DNA as human beings and they are truly something to behold!  more »
  • It is quite a hike to get to the gorillas, but for the most part it's not difficult. When you get to a gorilla group, it is so worth it. just to be in the presence of these magnificent creatures is am...  more »
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