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. 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.

General Information

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    Amenities
  • 01
    Amenities

    Kibumba Tented Camp is composed of 18 traditional safari style tents, all of which contain en-suite bathrooms, running hot water and flush toilets. The electricity is supplied by Virunga Energies’ Matebe hydroelectric plant, which provides a permanent source of power. Plugs across the camp are standard EU round two-pin power outlets.

  • 02
    Activities
  • 02
    Activities

    Beyond gorilla trekking, visitors can take part in nature and birding walks in the forest that surrounds Kibumba. A number of endemic bird species call the Virungas their home and a troupe of Golden Monkeys has also been spotted regularly in the area.

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    Weather
  • 03
    Weather

    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.

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