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VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK IN A BRIEF.

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Virunga National Park is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. It was formerly called the Albert National Park; named after King Albert of Belgium and was gazetted in 1925. The park has over 7800 square kilometers of area in the central Africa at the intersection of the Uganda, Rwanda and Congo territory.  It is an ideal for Gorilla Trekking in Congo. ………READ MORE


 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR A CONGO SAFARI!

When one decides to delve into the depths of the Congo jungles and safari experience, there are certain essentials one must have.  Keep in mind the Democratic Republic of Congo is among the most forested areas in the world. We can quite compare this to gearing for war or that important meeting; you set your tools and mind for what is to come. A soldier certainly doesn’t forget his sergeant’s training or checking his ammunition and gun park, so should a Congo Safari Monger when they take their maiden safari or return for yet another. After all it is better to be safe than sorry…..READ MORE


 

THE CONGO: THROUGH THE YEARS

The Democratic Republic of Congo also known as DR Congo or DRC is a country located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country on the African Continent and is bordered by nine countries. It borders the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; the Republic of the Congo to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. It covers a land area of 2,345,409 km2 with 4.3% being water. Carpeted by huge swathes of rain forest and punctuated by gushing rivers, smoking volcanoes and the Congo gorilla safaris, DRC is the ultimate African adventure……READ MORE


BLACK GOLD THREATENS THE VIRUNGA’S.

The Virunga National Park aka Parc National des Virunga is under its biggest threat yet that would see the park reduced to rumbles and oil drilling take over. The Virunga National Park the epitome of Congo Gorilla safaris which is the oldest in Africa and among the largest on African land mass is under test. Virunga is home to both the critically endangered mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas, and several other unique species like the Okapi. It is rich in bio diversity with waterfalls, giraffes, buffaloes and various birds. ….READ MORE


THE OKAPIS OF CONGO

Meet the okapi, an animal closely related to a zebra and a giraffe. The okapi bears stripes similar to those of zebras though it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi is only found in the democratic republic of Congo in the north east region. Its scientific name is Okapia Johnstoni and together with the giraffe are the only living members of the Giraffidae. The okapi is a beautiful unusual sensational animal that has long neck, and large, flexible upright ears that enable it catch slight sounds, helping the animal avoid trouble…..READ MORE


THE KAHUZI-BIEGA ; LAST REFUGE FOR GORILLAS.

congo gorilla trekking-Kahuzi-Biega Park Located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a gazetted area occupying the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border.  It also straddles between the Albertine rift and Congo basin. Kahuzi- Biega National Park is an outstanding attraction and is accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was inscribed into the records by UNESCO in 1980 for its variety of Mammalia animals and is one of the epitomes of Congo Gorilla Trekking . The park has about 136 mammal species amid which the dominant is the lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) that is the largest of all gorilla species…..READ MORE


 MOUNTAIN GORILLAS Vs LOWLAND GORILLAS.

Africa is home to both the mountain and lowland eastern gorillas. They are the largest primates in the world and closet mammals similar to man. Both species are classified as critically endangered as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) red list. The Gorilla beringei berengei and Gorilla beringei graueri have similar characteristics but are unique in their own right……READ MORE


 BONOBOS: THE GREAT APES.

BonobosBonobos are great endangered species found in Africa that come with the undertaking of a Congo Safari. They were formerly called pygmy chimpanzees, dwarf or gracile chimpanzees however the scientific name is “Pan Paniscus”. Bonobos share 98.7% of their DNA with man and can be referred to as man’s closest cousins……READ MORE

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