Virunga National Park
Running along the Eastern Boundary of DRC with Uganda and Rwanda is the Virunga National Park, one of the oldest protected areas in Africa and easily one of the most diverse ecological environments. So far scientists have recorded over 3000 species of fauna and flora, 300 of which are endemic to this area. It is best known for its well organised and habituated viewing of Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees along with a variety of other primates like Black and White Colobus and Golden Monkeys. You can also climb one of its active Volcanoes Mt Nyiragongo and watch this huge lava lake bubbling away in the night. Down towards Lake Kivu there are more savannah like habitats that are part of the system as the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Then in the far North you have the high Rwenzori Mountains that reach over 5000m in altitude.