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A year ago today, after gorilla trekking in Congo’s Virunga National Park, I arrived at the Mikeno Lodge in time for a delicious lunch on the deck. The view across my table was a lush jungle alive with birds, Columbus monkeys, and baboons. I enjoyed a refreshing Tembo, the local Congolese beer, along with a 3-course meal. After lunch, I wandered down a little path to my private bungalow. The room was spacious, cozy, and warmed by a crackling fire. It was quite a treat for a traveler that tends to rough it. /// Mikeno Lodge is the only hotel in Virunga National Park. It opened its doors in 2012, only to close two months later due to the M23 rebellion. Peace returned in 2014 and the lodge was able to reopen. I didn't know what to expect in terms of security, so I traveled with @blindsight_photography and @br5464 to be on the safe side. Looking back, I would have been fine as a solo female traveler, but it was nice to share the experience with friends. Not once did any of us feel unsafe. Mikeno Lodge is just an hour and a half drive from Goma and you can arrange a pickup from the border via the Virunga website. In fact, you can book everything through their website, including the volcano and gorilla treks. A guide is included in the price of your trek. It’s far cheaper to visit the mountain gorillas in the Congo than in Rwanda or Uganda. I chose the Congo after watching the incredible @Netflix documentary, VIRUNGA. I wanted to support the national park and there’s no better way to do so than visiting as a tourist. . .  #teamvirunga #virunga #virungamovie #virunganationalpark #congo #goma #drc #beautiful #visitcongo #gorillatrekking  #ecotravel  #gorilla #travelgram #traveltips #africa  #adventure #conservation
"Foreman", Eastern Border of Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. One of my all time favorite photos and subjects on #worldrangerday Foreman is one of 4 elite Rangers who work with the Deputy Warden of Virunga National Park.
Ab jetzt bin ich im #teamvirunga. Ich habe mich so gefreut, die #schokolade, die all meinen Ansprüchen genügt, in meinem Bioladen zu finden. Man pflanzt pro Tafel einen Baum, hat eine komplett kompostierbare Verpackung, Bioschoko und unterstützt Menschen vor Ort. Zwar nicht ganz günstig, aber... SCHOKOLADE IST EIGENTLICH EIN LUXUSGUT! 🙂  #zerowaste #originalbeans #mademyday
@Regrann from @virungamovie -  We just can't get enough of this photo! Everyone go grab your best friend and hug them as tight as you possibly can! We're so pleased to see Ranger André and Maisha happy as ever to be in each other's arms... And to witness how much she's grown since she featured in Virunga: The movie!! #fridayfeeling #followfriday #love #human #animal #wildlife #conservation #virunga #drc #takeaction #teamvirunga #visitvirunga visitvirunga.org photo via @dailymail & Roland Hiskins - #regrann
Gorillas exhibit human emotions like laughter and grief. Slaughtered for bushmeat and charms, less than 800 mountain gorillas remain. [Photo Arno Elias for @imnotatrophy]
Due to detrimental human activity, such as poaching, human conflict, and habitat destruction, one-third of land mammals will be extinct in 25 years.
Sorry for the rudimentary clip but I love the message. This man is the inspiring caregiver for the gorillas at the virunga preserve. Check it out on Netflix there are so many uncelebrated heroes in this world. Be about something.  #teamvirunga #animalrights #gorilla #peta
Bageni Family juvenile mountain gorilla, Bukima Sector, Virunga National Park, DRC.Don't forget to remember #worldenvironmentday !!! 🦍🌍
Species #2 for #endangeredspeciesday is the mountain gorilla. To learn more about efforts being made for their conservation check out @virunganationalpark ! I painted this gorilla after watching @virungamovie - - - #teamvirunga #gorilla #wildlifeart #painting #animalart #animalcreatives #creative_animalart  #animalartists #animalartistry #artwork #artistsoninstagram #mountaingorilla #endangeredspecies
Notre programme Femmes de Virunga comporte 3 points qui ont pour but d'améliorer le statut socio-économique des femmes dans le Nord-Kivu : 1 Établir une activité pérenne dans le secteur du cacao 2 Améliorer la situation des femmes (alphabétisation et cours de gestion...) 3 Développer er commercialiser une tablette de chocolat dédiée à la femme et en impliquant les femmes du début à la fin du process 🙏🏻 #beantobar #singleorigin #glutenfree #organic #cooking #healthyfood #instafood #instagood #yummy #hungry #love #lyon #f4f #france #paris #cacao #directtrade #healthy #cleaneating #iphonesia #iphoneonly #webstagram #foodstagram #eatclean #cuisine #chocolat #congo #chocolate #passion #teamvirunga
In floods of tears after watching @virungamovie 😭the beautiful rangers are so important. Such incredible people who literally give their life to the few gorillas we have left. If you can, please watch @virungamovie on #netflix spread the word and take action. What SOCO international (oil) has done in #congo is terrifying and heartbreaking. How can people care so much about money and have no regard for the planet, people and animals 🌎 what good is oil and money when there is nothing left! #teamvirunga amazing work. THANK YOU! 💙🐵🌴 #loveyourmother #planetearth #planet #earth #africa #nature #gorillas #silverbackgorilla #conservation #environment #environmentalimpact #virunga #virunganationalpark #virungamovie #wildlife #love #life #peace 📷 @virungamovie
Fun fact: my dad likes to refer to me and my sisters as his "girl-ellas". // Silverback gorilla, Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo. . . . . #virunga #natgeoyourshot #gorilla  #nature #photooftheday #topshot #sonyrx10iii #natgeo #congo #goma  #naturephotography #teamvirunga #ecotravel #lifeofadventure #travelgram #sonyimages #wildlifephotography #primate #animalkingdom
We are so proud of Rodrigue Katembo, who has been honoured with this year's Goldman Environmental Prize for his courageous investigative work on behalf of Virunga National Park, some of which was documented in our film. Click the link in our bio to read more. #goldmanprize #virunga #virunganationalpark #teamvirunga
#happyearthday As a naturalist, I find environmental terrorsits the worst offenders.  Please support #teamvirunga #cleanair #habitat #nature #naturalist  #environmentalist.  may all beings everywhere be free and happy. Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu Sarvajana Sukhino Bhavanthu #ohmbhumi
RepostBy @virungamovie: "Today is #earthday, a worldwide celebration of the importance of environmental protection. We wanted to mark the day by sharing this amazing video from @virunganationalpark... when Virunga's Chief Warden had a special marathon training session with the park's orphan gorillas! As you can see, it wasn't very successful because Ndakasi and Matabishi were more interested in getting some hugs than running! Tomorrow Emmanuel participates in the @londonmarathon to raise $1million for the park's rangers and their families. Click the link in our bio for details on how you can support Emmanuel and Virunga. #virunganationalpark #virunga #teamvirunga #goemmanuel" (via #instarepost @EasyRepost)
Today is #earthday, a worldwide celebration of the importance of environmental protection. We wanted to mark the day by sharing this amazing video from @virunganationalpark... when Virunga's Chief Warden had a special marathon training session with the park's orphan gorillas! As you can see, it wasn't very successful because Ndakasi and Matabishi were more interested in getting some hugs than running! Tomorrow Emmanuel participates in the @londonmarathon to raise $1million for the park's rangers and their families. Click the link in our bio for details on how you can support Emmanuel and Virunga. #virunganationalpark #virunga #teamvirunga #goemmanuel
@Regrann from @leonardodicaprio -  @Emmanueldemerode has pledged to run the @LondonMarathon to raise money for the families of Virunga National Park's fallen rangers. As one of the most dangerous jobs in conservation, over 150 rangers have died in the line of duty. Join me in supporting LDF grantees, Emmanuel and @VirungaNationalPark by donating now. Link in bio.  #regram #rg  @virunganationalpark:  With just two weeks to go until he runs the @londonmarathon, Emmanuel has a message for all of Virunga's amazing supporters who have so far helped raise $140,000 for the park's rangers. If you'd like to support Emmanuel, click the link in our bio or go to Virunga.org/donate  #londonmarathon #marathontraining #virunga #virunganationalpark #congo #thankyou #teamvirunga - #regrann
#repost @virungamovie with @repostapp ・・・ The bond between Andre Bauma and the gorilla orphans he has cared for at #virunga's Senkwekwe Centre for the last 10 years is unbreakable. Andre describes them as "his other children", and that he plays a role as both a mother and a father to them. ❤️ #virunganationalpark #teamvirunga #mountaingorilla #gorillas #animals #wildlife #cuteanimals #drc #rdc #senkwekwe #andrebauma
The bond between Andre Bauma and the gorilla orphans he has cared for at #virunga's Senkwekwe Centre for the last 10 years is unbreakable. Andre describes them as "his other children", and that he plays a role as both a mother and a father to them. ❤️ #virunganationalpark #teamvirunga #mountaingorilla #gorillas #animals #wildlife #cuteanimals #drc #rdc #senkwekwe #andrebauma

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