Mount Mikeno Safari

Mount Mikeno Safari: Mountain Mikeno is one of the Virunga Mountains where a number of tourists hike to access the habituated mountain gorilla families. Mount Mikeno is found in Virunga national park, the oldest National Park in Africa where you can also find the world’s largest Lava Lake among other memorable attractions that you can get to see when you visit the park during your Congo safari. When you participate in mount Mikeno safari you will have a chance to see a number of attractions as you participate in the different activities along the mountain like the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees a number of different bird species  and many other attractions for a rewarding and memorable experience during your mount Mikeno safari in Congo, get to participate in a number of rewarding activities like;

Mount Mikeno Safari

Gorilla trekking

The most memorable activity that you can choose to take part in during your mount Mikeno safari in Congo is gorilla trekking which will give you the opportunity to track the habituated gorilla families in the park. Gorilla trekking in Congo is the most affordable activity compared to gorilla trekking in Uganda and gorilla trekking in Rwanda where you can also access the habituated mountain gorilla families. Interesting about the activity in Congo, you will get to watch the habituated families to understand their behaviour in the park for an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Congo. Gorilla trekking in Congo starts from the Bukima area of the park where you will be briefed about the activity and after the session you will embark on hiking through the forests of mount Mikeno where you will   hike through the forests of mountain to get to the habituated gorilla families where you will get to understand more about the primates like their feeding patterns, their co-existence with one another among other rewarding features.

Chimpanzee trekking

On the lower slopes of Mount Mikeno, you can participate in chimpanzee trekking another rewarding activity while in virunga national park during your mount Mikeno safari. Chimpanzee trekking in virunga national park is quite memorable because of the fact that there are a number of habituated troops in the park with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society which spearheaded the chimpanzee habituation   process in virunga national park making chimpanzee trekking which will give you a chance to understand more about the playful primates.

Chimpanzee habituation

During Mount Mikeno safari along the Tongo trail, you can participate in habituation process of the chimpanzee species in Park.  The chimpanzee habituation in park involves tourists accompanying a team of researchers to the different chimpanzee troops as they train them to get accustomed to human presence. You will get to understand how they react to the trainings of accustoming them to human presence, their reactions among other authentic experiences of the primates for a memorable experience during your activity.


Hiking the Virunga Mountains offers the most rewarding experiences in Virunga National Park because of a number of attractions that can be seen. Mount Mikeno will offer amazing hiking  experiences where you will get to see number of primate species can be seen like Golden monkeys, Dent’s Mona Monkey, De Brazza’s monkey, Olive baboon, Red colobus monkey, Grey cheeked Mangabey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Blue Monkey, Mantled Guereza within the trees along the slopes and in the bamboo trees, a number of  attractions like different bird species like; the bronze sunbird, northern puffback, common waxbill, thick billed seed eater, mountain sooty, collared sunbird, bronze mannikin, olive woodpecker and many other rewarding attractions. Other attractions in the park that can be seen include; other virunga mountains like mount Bisoke, Mount Nyiragongo, mount karisimbi, Mount Nyamuragira, Lake Kivu for an amazing time during your Congo safari.

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