About Virunga National ParkVirunga National Park is situated in the DRC. The park is sadly not suited for backpacking tours due to the current political conflict in the DRC region.
Virunga National Park Budget Travel
Below is a list of Virunga National Park's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.
AirportsVirunga National Park airports are:
•Kinshasa International Airport
BirdlifeThere are 706 species of Virunga National Park birdlife. The wetlands and areas within the park include herons, ibisis, egrets, bitterns, duck, geese, darters, cormorants, skimmers, shoebills, openbills, ospreys, gulls, francolins, warblers, weavers and pelicans.
ConservationAs a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site in a country ravaged by war, Virunga National Park conservation is highly important to protect the number of species which face major threat from habitat loss and more severely, poaching for the bush meat industry.
MalariaVirunga National Park malaria medication includes the following:
MoneyVirunga National Park money and banking info includes:
•Banking hours are from Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 11h30
•Travelers cheques are generally not accepted outside of Kinshasa, and fees are very high
•Credit cards very seldom work except in major hotels in Kinshasa
•US Dollars are accepted in most cities and towns
•Domestic flight tickets can only be purchased with officially exchanged money
PlantsVirunga National Park plant life is comprised of dense rainforest, with additional savanna grasslands, low level woodlands, mangroves and flooded forests to be found.
•Travel to the eastern and north eastern regions of DRC is not recommended at all under any circumstances
•Non-essential travel to the rest of DRC is not recommended at this time due to the high level of danger
•Crime and lawlessness is a huge problem in most areas, especially in the eastern parts
•Avoid crowds at all times, as political demonstrations are common and often turn violent
•Driving is a high-risk activity and hijackings are fairly common in most places
Travel BooksDRC recommended travel books include the following:
•Democratic Republic Of The Congo by Rita Milios
•Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cultures of the World Series by Jay Heale
•Enchantment of the World Series: Democratic Republic of the Congo by Terri Willis
WildlifeVirunga National Park wildlife is rich and diverse, with large numbers of buffalo, civet, sable, cheetah, leopard, lion, antelope, 13 species of monkey, giraffe, rhino, duiker, forest pigs, Golden jackal, African wild cat, serval, manatee, hippo, lechwe and many other species to be found.
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay
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