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Welcome to the Authentic Guide to Virunga Mountains located in Rwanda, Uganda & Democratic Republic of congo featuring information like how to get there, Hiking Adventures , What to see , Active Volcanoes in Virunga, Trusted Safari companies, Gorilla trekking in Virunga Mountains, Hiking Permit, ( National Parks in Virunga region) what to do in Virunga Mountains.

The  Virunga  Volcanoes  are  dissected  by  the  international  borders  of  Uganda,  Rwanda  and  the  Democratic  Republic  of  Congo. The  Virunga  Volcanoes  is  made  up  of  three  parks;  Mgahinga  Gorilla  National  Park  in  Uganda, Volcanoes National Park  in  Rwanda  and  Virunga National Park  in  Democratic  Republic  of  Congo.  The  parks  contain  six  volcanic  mountains  Karisimbi  (4507  m),  Mikeno  (4437  m),  Bisoke  (3711  m),  Mgahinga  (3474  m),  Muhabura  (4127  m)  and  Sabinyo  (3634  m)  and  covers  an  area  of  447  km2.

Welcome to the Authentic Guide to Virunga Mountains located in Rwanda, Uganda & Democratic Republic of congo featuring information like how to get there, Hiking Adventures , What to see , Active Volcanoes in Virunga, Trusted Safari companies, Gorilla trekking in Virunga Mountains, Hiking Permit, ( National Parks in Virunga region) what to do in Virunga Mountains.

Virunga Mountains sometimes regarded as the Virunga Massif, Virunga Volcanoes that are shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of congo is a composition of 8 Volcanoes and of which only two are still Active Volcanoes in the Virunga Region of which these are located in the Democratic republic of congo ( Mount Nyiragongo  & Mount Nyamuragira ).

Virunga also called Mufumbiro Mountains , volcanic range north of Lake Kivu in east-central Africa, extending about 50 miles (80 km) along the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. The range runs east-west, perpendicular to the rift valley in which lie Lakes Kivu and Edward where they extend further to be called the Itombwe mountains in the South Kivu Section.

The Virunga Mountains rise out of densely populated plateaus that are inhabited mostly by Rwandan cultivators and, in certain areas, by cattle herders. The southern sector of Congo’s Virunga National Park includes those portions of the mountains that are within Congo( Mikeno Mount, Nyiragongo & nyamuragira ); the southern flanks of the central and eastern mountains comprise Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda( Mount Bisoke,Mount Karisimbi,Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura) of which they are shared between Uganda & Rwanda yet for Uganda it has 2 Volcanoes which it shares with Rwanda.

Mountain range is pretty much large in area, there are eight major volcanoes, which at the moment are dormant, with the exception of Mount Nyiragongo which is 3,462 meters (11,358 feet) and Mount Nyamuragira 3,063 meters (10,049 ft) above sea level and they are located in Democratic republic of congo.

The other mountains are: Mount Muhabura and Mount Gahing, both located in Rwanda and Uganda, Mount Bisoke which is located in Rwanda and the DR Congo, and last but not least is Mount Mikeno which is in the DR Congo. This whole area is really important, due to the fact that there is lush vegetation, and also different wildlife, among which are critically endangered mountain gorilla, Golden Monkey due to the habitat loss, poaching, disease and wars which are frequent in these parts.

Virunga Mountains has eight major volcanic peaks  and the highest is Karisimbi, at 14,787 feet (4,507 metres).

List of mountains in the Virunga Mountain Range

Name of mountain Location Elevation in Metres Elevation in Feet
Mount Karisimbi  Rwanda /  DRC 4,507 14,790
Mount Mikeno  DRC 4,437 14,560
Mount Muhabura  Rwanda /  Uganda 4,127 13,540
Mount Bisoke  Rwanda /  DRC 3,711 12,180
Mount Sabyinyo  Rwanda /  Uganda /  DRC 3,674 12,050
Mount Gahinga  Rwanda /  Uganda 3,474 11,400
Mount Nyiragongo  DRC 3,470 11,400
Mount Nyamuragira  DRC 3,058 10,031

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