Bukima Tented Camp

Bukima Tented Camp is one of the most exclusive accommodation facilities for visitors doing gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The camp is situated at the base of the Virunga mountain gorilla tracks. 

Bukima Tented Camp

Bukima Tented Camp in DR Congo is located within Virunga National Park in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although the camp is a relatively standard safari camp in Congo, it is quite a unique accommodation facility offering visitors a memorable experience during their stay in the park. 

The Camp was formerly used as an accommodation facility for researchers and then later opened to tourists tracking mountain gorillas in the national Park. 

Attractions at the Camp.

Visitors staying at Bukima tented camp can marvel at some of the beautiful and breath-taking attractions at camp such as;


Bukima Tented Camp in Congo offers its guests spectacular views of the Virungas, with the view of Mount Mikeno located in the South towering at a height of 4437 meters above sea-level. Over the valley and adjacent to Bukima Tented Camp is Mount Nyiragongo, a strato-volcano mountain, whose lava lake lights up the night sky with a red glow.

Mountain Gorillas:

The camp’s prime location at the head of Virunga national park offers gorilla trekkers an ideal spot for an overnight stay since the camp is situated about an hour’s walk from two different gorilla families.


The Camp site also offers guests amazing views of farmlands and terraced fields, which are pleasurable for nature walks. 

Bukima tented camp in Virunga national park in Congo has a total of 6 tents with 4 of these having double beds and the other two tents have twin beds.

Visitors staying in the camp sleep in platform tents which are nothing but lavish. Each tent has an adjoining bathroom with running water and a relatively large and comfortable bed. The staff at ensure that hot water bottles are placed in the beds at night to keep their guests warm.

Although there is no electricity in the camp, guests can utilize the main building/ tent which has electricity 24 hours. In case guests need to have a warm bath, one can always ask the staff at the camp to take hot water to the bathroom. However, visitors should inform the staff in advance in case you need to take an early morning shower.

The meals served at the Camp’s restaurant are descent and fresh, given that you are in an isolated area in Congo. Fresh vegetables are always served; especially to guests who are on a vegan or vegetarian diet.

Activities you can do while staying at Bukima Tented Camp.

Given that Bukima Tented Camp is located in the Bukima sector of Virunga national park, tourists are assured of engaging in quite a number of interesting activities such as;

Gorilla Trekking.

While staying at Bukima tented camp in Congo, you can take part in gorilla trekking tours in Virunga national park. Since the camp is located within the national park, it is easy for visitors to track mountain gorillas in the park, with two gorilla groups situated near the camp itself. For a price of USD 400 dollars per person, you will be able to track mountain gorillas in the park.


Visitors staying at the camp can also take part in bird watching activities. There are about 706 recorded species of birds in Virunga national park alone and some of these bird species can be sighted at the camp.

Bukima Tented Camp

Guided Nature Walks:

Visitors staying at Bukima tented camp can take guided nature walks around the camp. You can spot lots of wildlife like monkeys, birds, butterfly species and more during a guide nature walk at the camp.


Hiking activities are also offered to visitors staying at Bukima camp in Virunga national park in DR Congo. Some of the hiking activities are conducted on Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Mikeno.

Cultural Community Tours:

Cultural community tours at Bukima tented camp will take you to some of the local Congolese communities that live near the camp. Visitors will have an opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn more about the various cultures in Congo.

Conclusion: Bukima tented camp in DR Congo offers you the experience of a lifetime. Not only will you be able to spend quality time with family and friends, but you will also get a chance to explore the beautiful scenery and attractions in Virunga national park.

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