Kibumba Tented Camp

About Kibumba

In the southeast corner of Virunga lies the gorilla sector, home to a third of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Kibumba Tented Camp, opened in 2017, is the main accommodation for gorilla trekking in Virunga and is located on the misty slopes of Mount Mikeno.

Accommodation Details

Kibumba offers sweeping views of the volcano valley across to the Mitumba Mountains. In addition to Mt. Mikeno, three other Virunga volcanoes are visible to the south: Karisimbi, Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira. The latter two are active volcanoes who grace visitors with their stunning red glow after sundown.

Surrounded by forest, one can relax on the comfortable veranda after a gorilla trek and watch blue, colobus and endemic golden monkeys frolic in the forest canopy. Due to the high altitude, it is also a birders paradise for montane species rarely seen outside of the region.

Kibumba’s comfortable tents are nestled into the hillside and are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, running hot water showers and flush toilets. The spacious dining room and sitting area are perfectly located to watch the sun go down and enjoy sipping on one of the many amazing beers Congo has to offer.

  • 18 tents traditional safari style tents: 9 twin and 9 double tents, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, running hot water and flush toilets
  • 24/7 electricity powered by the Virunga Energy hydroelectric facility, Matebe
  • All tents as well as the main area are equipped with EU two round pin power outlets
  • Mountain gorilla trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walks

The climate in Kibumba is fair. During the day the temperature averages 65 degrees F/18 degrees C to 70 degrees F/21 degrees C but during the cold season (July and August) the temperature can drop by 10 degrees.