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What you need to know about virunga mountains

What you need to know about virunga mountains

Virunga Mountains is also known as the Virunga Massif. It is one of the most unique tourist attraction site in Africa. The Virunga Mountains cover three regions which include the south Western part of Uganda which covers the Mgahinga National park, the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo covering the Virunga National park and the North Western part of Rwanda which covers the Volcanoes National park.

The virunga Mountains also known as Massif has eight evenly distributed volcanic mountains and these can be found in the three countries of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. These mountains include Mount Nyamuragira,  Mount Karisimbi located at the border of Rwanda and DRC, Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabinyo, Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Mikeno all found in DRC, Mount Bisoke,Mount Muhabura at the border of Uganda and Rwanda. It is commonly known for being a home to the golden monkeys and the endangered mountain gorillas. Many people come to the place to  trek the endangered species and also to view the unique Albertine birds that are found in the National parks surrounding the mountains and it is a good place for all those who love adventure.

When you visit these mountains, you get to do a lot of activities like hiking, mountain gorillas trekking, birding and visiting the villages to mingle with the local people know as the Batwa where you will get to know the different cultures that they practice and get yourself some souvenirs which are sold by the locals.