Congo Hounds – Save Mountain Gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park

Welcome to guide offering the mountain gorilla conservation information, tips and updates in the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. This program is highly positively supporting the maintenance of mountain gorillas and other biodiversity of primates and birds in the park. This site a privately owned web portal by local tour company and it is here to offer you conservation information and travel tips in the Virunga National Park.

What is Congo Hounds?

The Congo Hounds is a conservation program that the Virunga Foundation launched in the park between the park and Dr. Marlene Zahner organization “BloodHounds” with the interest to protect mountain gorillas in the park. Under this program the breed trained dogs and the rangers are deployed in the park to hunt down the poachers.

Where is Congo Hounds Done?

Congo Hounds program is done in the Virunga National Park at the Rumangabo sector near the Mikeno Lodge and today tourists visiting Virunga National Park can experience this program.

How Can I Do Congo Hounds?

Congo Hounds is a conservation program that has launched in Virunga National Park and when you take an overnight stay at Mikeno Lodge after or before gorilla safari in Virunga you can visit the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage Sanctuary and then in the evening you can participate/experience in the Congo Hounds experience on how you can hunt poachers in the park with these trained dogs and park rangers.

Below is the video of Conservation work done in the park and the video belongs to Virunga Foundation and Dr. Marlene Zahner.

Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is the oldest national park in Africa, and among the oldest worldwide. This legendary dedication, Virunga’s population of mountain gorillas has actually increased, and for this, the world owes them a debt of gratitude.

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