National Parks in Congo
A List of Safari Destinations in Congo – Congo National Park
Positioned to the East of Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park is one of the world’s bio hotspots and a world heritage site standing as the oldest park on the continent of Africa.
Stretching over a geographical spread of 7800km2 around 300Sq. Miles, Virunga National Park is marked by dense forest jungle, extensive savannah, lava plains, erosion valleys, active and dormant volcanoes and glaciated Mount Rwenzori making it a major point of interest to the travellers intending to take Congo Safaris and tours.
Kahuzi Biega National Park positioned in the South Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo was declared a World Heritage Site by United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1980 largely because of its population of Eastern Lowland Gorillas.
Stretching over a geographical coverage of 6,000km2, Kahuzi Biega National Park has an elevation of 700 to 3,300m and the 10% of the Park landscape is comprised of high Mountains marked by extinct Volcanoes including Mount Biega and Mount Kahuzi which as well form the background for the naming of the park.