Birding safaris in democratic republic of congo
Virunga national parks lies a huge area that covers a lot of habitats. Located in the north eastern DRC, and is adjacent to semuliki ,mugahingagorolla national parks in Uganda and volcanoes national park in Rwanda as it extends from the Rwenzori range in the south via lake Edward ( that is DRCongo part of which is awhole contained with in the park ) and the chains of volcanoes just north of Goma town to lake kuvu and some of the volcanoes are stil active;
Nyiragongo, the highest on the DR Congo side of the border , erupted in 1997 , 2002 and recently 2021
Altitude range between 798m in the lower plains and 3470m on the top of the nyiragongo to 5,110m on margherita peak ( mount stanly) africas third highest mountain in the Rwenzori range .
Rainfall is somerymore averaging between 500mm on the slopes of the Rwenzori . the variety of atitudes ,soils and rain fall producing large no of habitats including lakes, grasslands,lava, plains marshly delta and woden savannah peat bogs ,montane rainforest ,bamboo forest , transition forest and high altitude areas snow fields and graciers
A remarkable portion of the semulik forest shared with Uganda , happens with in the park , where it is locally known as the watalinga forest.
The sleep western slopes of Rwenzori with abruptly meet up with the alluvial plain of the semulik are among the weltst places in the country with all the rain if it is a a dry season with the yearly average rainfall of more than 3000mm
Hot springs occur in the Bwindi plain the parkis known to support a greater biological variety that any of the single protected area inAfrica sofar this cause Virunga national park is a home to some Albertine rift endemic such as handsome francolin, Rwenzori double colored sun bird , yellow billed barbet , narrow tailed starling ,car bee eater , double toothed barbet and grey throated barbet among the many .
Virunga national park has turned into a destination for the several bird species.the endosomealarms, sounds and voices of the vast bird species which arise from the trees as early as 5: 00am compels visitors to get out of bed since the sounds are so pleasant an persuasive which is un common to hearfrom anywhere else than Virunga national parkCongo has turned into a popularbirding sport in these recent years tourists being actively encouraged
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