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Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans in French) is Part of the big Virunga Conservation area and lies in the northwestern Rwanda. It borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The history of Volcanoes National Park dates back to 1925 when a small area between Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno was set aside to protect the Mountain Gorillas. 

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - Uganda

UWA LOGOMgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area which is 434 sq km and is located in the far south West of Uganda near Kisoro Town (15 Kms or 9.3 m). It is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is the smallest National Park in Uganda with only 33.7 sq km which covers only a small part of Muhavura and Gahinga Volcanoes.

Kahuzi Biega National Park - Democratic Republic of Congo

Kahuzi-Biega National Park is in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, 50 km west of the town of Bukavu in the Kivu Region, near to the western side of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border. Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) was gazetted in 1970 to conserve and preserve the Grauer's gorilla which is the world's largest gorilla species.

Virunga National Park – Democratic Republic of Congo

Formerly the park was known as the Albert National Park as it was established by Albert 1 during the Belgian Colonization. It is found on a total surface area of 7800 square km and stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the south, Rwenzori Mountains in the North (Uganda), in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and bordering the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda which is the line of western side of the Albertine Rift Valley.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. It comprises 331 square kilometers (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. Bwindi was gazetted as a national park in 1991 and declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1994.

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