Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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07.31.2018
Rangers Project
On #WorldRangerDay, we are so proud of the efforts of our rangers, who show dedication and resilience, despite the dangers they face.

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07.22.2018
Ephrem Balole, Manager of Virunga SARL, receives his PhD
Congratulations to Ephrem Balole, Manager of Virunga SARL, who received his PhD from the University of Kinshasa last week! Ephrem has been r...

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06.06.2018
Rangers Project
We are so proud that Jolie, one of Virunga’s female rangers, shared her story of what motivated her to become a ranger at the European Devel...

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06.05.2018
Fallen Rangers Project
Representatives from the Rumangabo Widows sewing workshop attended the European Development Days conference in Brussels, where they showcase...

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05.31.2018
Virunga coffee launches!
One for the coffee fans out there: every purchase of Higher Grounds' Kawa Kanzururu Coffee goes towards supporting the development work of V...

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05.31.2018
Rangers Project
We are so delighted to share the news that the mountain gorilla population has surpassed 1000! Incredible news for Virunga and incredible news for conservation, and testament to the continued work of Virunga's Rangers in ensuring the protection of the species.

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02.13.2018
Fallen Rangers Fund
Children of the fallen Rangers playing in the child care center at the widows workshop! On-site child care reduces the initial stressors tha...

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12.05.2017
Fallen Rangers Fund
A total of 68 widows and 190 children of fallen Rangers, are now, thanks to the Fallen Rangers Fund, being offered financial support, education, and meaningful employment.

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09.11.2017
Rangers Project
Today, Park Rangers along with the Gorilla Doctors team successfully located the Rugendo group and removed a deadly snare from the arm of yo...

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07.30.2017
Rangers Project
Happy World Ranger Day! We are extremely proud and grateful to all our Rangers. These men and women are deeply committed to Virunga and ensu...

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07.29.2017
Rangers Project
Last week marked the completion of 5 months of incredibly tough training for Virunga's newest Rangers. 6500 applied, 81 made it through.

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01.12.2017
Fallen Rangers Fund
A beautiful selection of napkins made by the widows of fallen Rangers are on sale at Mikeno Lodge.

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Photo Credit: Brent Stirton; Logo Credit: Jib Limited

Photo Credit: Adam Kiefer; Logo Credit: Jib Limited

Photo credit: Brent Stirton; Logo credit: Jib Limited

Photo credit: Brent Stirton; Logo credit: Jib Limited

Photo credit: Orlando von Einsiedel

Photo credit: Brent Stirton; Logo credit: Jib Limited

Virunga

Explore Africa’s oldest and most biologically diverse protected area

Unlike anywhere else in the world, Virunga National Park contains some of the greatest national treasures on earth

About Virunga

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Stability through sustainable development in the eastern Congo

The Virunga Alliance is working to create an alternative economy that enables surrounding communities to benefit from the National Park

Virunga Alliance

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Meet the heroes who risk their lives to protect the Park’s wildlife and local communities

Rangers’ work is critical to the stability of the Park and the safety of the lives that surround it

Rangers Project

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Meet the orphan gorillas of Virunga’s Senkwekwe Center

The world’s only sanctuary caring for mountain gorillas separated from their families by poaching or conflict

Gorilla Orphan Project

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Mikeno Lodge

About Mikeno Lodge

Mikeno Lodge is nestled within the lush Mahura Forest at the Park headquarters in Rumangabo and is prime position for spectacular views across the beautiful Albertine rift.

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The veranda at Mikeno Lodge

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an afternoon tea can be enjoyed from the common area while blue monkeys swing from the branches overhead.


Mikeno Lodge and Restaurant

Guests can enjoy sweeping views of the rift valley, whilst enjoying the sounds of the forest including Blue and Colobus monkeys and an array of birds.


Private bungalows at Mikeno Lodge

Nestled into the jungle are Mikeno Lodge's private bungalows. Each feature and en suite bathroom, a fireplace, and a sitting area for guests to relax and take in the sounds of the forest.


Accommodation Details

Mikeno Lodge is sprawling with wildlife and guests can enjoy seeing many species of endemic birds, blue and colobus monkeys, olive baboons and if one is lucky, the elusive bushbuck. The morning chorus of birds and eastern chimpanzees can be enjoyed from your cosy bungalow while sipping locally sourced coffee or tea on your terrace.

The main lodge area features a full restaurant and bar service as well as a large circular fireplace where guests frequently gather in the evening for a sundowner and to share stories from their day. Each large, private bungalow is equipped with a fireplace, seating area, soaking tub, natural stone shower and flush toilets.

Amenities

Activities

  • Visit the mountain gorilla orphans at the Senkwekwe Center

  • Visit the Congohounds at the canine unit

  • Wildlife walk on the trails of Mahura Forest, perfect for bird watching and admiring the resident blue and colobus monkeys

Weather

Nestled in the forest, the climate in Rumangabo is fair. During the day the temperature averages 70 degrees F/17 degrees C to 80 degrees F/26 degrees C but during the cold season (July and August) the temperature can drop by 10 degrees.

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