in Province du Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.411 and 29.375 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 24' 41" and E 29° 22' 28"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - CDF
Spoken languages:
French, Lingala, Kongo
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 02:29 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Lubumbashi
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:51 am and 5:58 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Democratic Republic of the Congo in Middle Africa

Safety Score: 3,8 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last Update: 2019-09-19 07:22:38

Explore Rugari

Rugari in Province du Nord-Kivu is a city in Democratic Republic of the Congo about 991 mi (or 1,595 km) east of Kinshasa, the country's capital.

Local time in Rugari is now 02:29 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lubumbashi with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Rugari. The closest is airport we know is Ruhengeri Airport in Rwanda in a distance of 19 mi (or 30 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda at a distance of 39 mi (or 63 km). The closest in Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kahuzi-Biega National Park in a distance of 44 mi (or 63 km), North-East.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Goma, Gisenyi, Kisoro, Kanungu and Kabale. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 71 °F

Morning Temperature 11°C / 52 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Night Temperature 12°C / 54 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 42%
Air Pressure 1012.8 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 1% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Tuesday, 24th of September 2019

22°C (71 °F)
12°C (54 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 25th of September 2019

19°C (67 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Thursday, 26th of September 2019

18°C (65 °F)
13°C (55 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda | Volcanoes National Park

Published: December 10, 2014
Length: 02:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Siddhartha Joshi

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the best place for Gorilla sightings in the wild. I visited the Amahoro family which is one of the friendliest and second biggest of all families.

Bowled over (literally) by Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas

Published: November 03, 2013
Length: 57:21 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: wilkeliz

Our brief hour with the Sabyinyo Group in Volcanoes National Park was everything we hoped it would be. And it put all of our preparations to good use, including the short study we'd done on...

Rwanda - Berggorilla

Published: April 27, 2011
Length: 34:10 min
Rating: 0 of 5

Er zijn nog slechts drie landen op de wereld waar u de berggorilla's kunt bezoeken. In Rwanda is dit mogelijk in het Volcanoes National Park. U loopt door de dichter bossen naar deze indrukwekkende.

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Published: January 29, 2009
Length: 00:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: rr7110

my trip to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

Linda's Mountain Gorilla Encounter -- Video by Bill & Linda Klipp

Published: May 07, 2014
Length: 15:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Bill Klipp

We recently traveled to Rwanda to trek for Mountain Gorillas in Virunga Volcanoes National Park. After hiking for several hours we entered the tangled bamboo forests where the trackers found...

Silverback gorilla close pass in Rwanda

Published: January 04, 2015
Length: 46:16 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: JMBCGB

We hiked for 3 hours through Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Africa (Virunga Mountains) to reach the Agashya mountain gorilla group (formerly group 13) to spend an hour in close proximity...

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Published: December 02, 2014
Length: 40:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dorian Banks

Visiting the Agasha family at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Trek in was approximately an hour and half to find the family on a steep hillside. Luckily we are all fit enough to make the distance.

Baby and Silverback Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Published: March 02, 2015
Length: 57:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: WorldwideXplorer

The baby and silverback gorillas of the family that we hiked to see were peacefully enjoying bamboo together. You can hear some grunting in the background; this was our guide, reassuring the...

Gorilla trekking Rwanda - Silverback & gorilla babies fighting

Published: November 30, 2008
Length: 47:24 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Essta1

This is the biggest gorilla group i rwanda, called the Suza group.

Silverback gorilla in Volcanoes National Park.

Published: December 02, 2014
Length: 37:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dorian Banks

Head of the Agasha family.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.

Located at -1.48333, 29.5333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Biosphere reserves of Rwanda, Virunga Mountains, Volcanoes of Rwanda, National parks of Rwanda, Protected areas established in 1925

Mount Mikeno

Mount Mikeno is a volcanic mountain located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo section of the Virunga Mountains along with Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Bisoke. At 4,437 metres Mount Mikeno is the second highest peak in the Virunga Mountains and the 13th highest mountain of Africa. Mount Mikeno is home to wildlife such as the mountain gorilla which is on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and war.

Located at -1.46389, 29.4183 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Virunga Mountains, Mountains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Lulenga, Rugari