virunga national park
The Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is part of the greater Albertine conservation area. The park was established in 1925, making Virunga the oldest national park in Africa. The UNESCO heritage site, is a habitat to about 300 of the remaining mountain gorilla population. There are about 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild and they are only found in the Virunga massif of the Albertine rift. The rest of the gorilla population is found in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park and Uganda's Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks. Mountain gorilla tracking and volcano hiking (especially Mt. Nyiragongo) are the major tourist activities in the park.