Mountain Gorilla at Virunga National Park

A mountain gorilla from the Kabirizi family at Virunga National Park sits quietly in some bushes waiting for the rain to stop.

Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and a World Heritage Site. It is is home to more than a quarter of the world’s remaining 790 critically endangered mountain gorillas. Seven of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga range lie within the park, including Nyiragongo, one of the most beautiful and active volcanoes in the world. To the north stand the snow-capped majestic Rwenzori Mountains, over 5000 meters high.