Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 800,000 ha
Virunga National Park (covering an area of 790,000 ha) comprises an outstanding diversity of habitats, ranging from swamps and steppes to the snowfields of Rwenzori at an altitude of over 5,000 m, and from lava plains to the savannahs on the slopes of volcanoes. Mountain gorillas are found in the park, some 20,000 hippopotamuses live in the rivers and birds from Siberia spend the winter there.
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Small airport - 32 mi (52 km) Kasese Airport
Small airport - 82 mi (132 km) Bunia Airport
Medium airport - 86 mi (138 km) Mbarara Airport
Small airport - 142 mi (229 km) Ruhengeri Airport
Small airport - 170 mi (274 km) Matari Airport
Medium airport - 171 mi (276 km) Masindi Airport
Small airport - 187 mi (301 km) Kabalega Falls Airport
Small airport - 188 mi (303 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Fort Portal
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.