Virunga National Park
The centre piece of the vista are two dominant volcanoes. The larger, known locally as Nyiragongo, has the worlds largest lava lake at it’s summit. Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on the border of both Uganda and Rwanda.
“Virunga is home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.”
Virunga is home to about a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. The park’s two other Great Ape species, eastern lowland gorillas and chimpanzees, make Virunga the only park in the world to host three taxa of Great Apes.
“Oscar nominated documentary – Virunga – is now available to watch on Netflix.”
In 2014, an Oscar nominated documentary VIRUNGA highlighted the plight of the mountain gorillas whose habitats have long been endangered from multi-national oil companies who wish to drill in the park. We can’t recommend you watch the documentary enough to understand the great beauty of the region and the modern threats that exist continually. It is now available to watch on Netflix
To learn more about the fantastic work done by the organisation that looks after Virunga, visit Virunga.org