Experiencing the wonders of Virunga National Park is thrilling, even life-altering. But getting there is one of the more daunting tasks in travel. GeoEx’s Africa mavens are here to help, harnessing their in-country expertise and connections to navigate the DRC’s shifting politics, challenging infrastructure, and conservation concerns. They’ll work with you to craft an incredible journey.
In the care of guides who’ve dedicated their lives to conservation and wildlife, you may hike through the rain forest to find endangered mountain gorillas or take an exhilarating helicopter safari (read Travel + Leisure’s article about one orchestrated by our own Kate Doty). We recommend visiting the Senkwekwe Center, which cares for gorillas abused by poachers and animal traffickers. You may venture further to spot hippos, elephants, lions, rare birds, and possibly the zebra-like okapi. And if you’re up for more exhilaration and spectacular scenery, helicopter over the glaciated Rwenzori Mountains, Sinda Gorge, and Lake Eduard, or trek up an active volcano to overnight on its rim and behold a mind-boggling lava lake burst into life at nightfall.
Conservation's Cutting Edge in the Congo
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- Commune with rare mountain gorillas
- Mount Nyiragongo's lava lake
- Bird-watching on Tchegera Island