Mountain Mikeno is a dormant volcanic mountain located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo most visited on, Mount Mikeno forms part of the Virunga Mountain ranges along with the Most hiked on a Mountain Hiking Safari, Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Bisoke all seen in the Pleistocene dome, carpeted by grasslands scattered with shrubs and isolated trees with the Mountain apex bathing broadly in the humid sky.
It is recorded to stand at a height of 4,437 metres and is the second highest peak in the Virunga Mountains after Karisimbi, and the 13th highest mountain of Africa.
Mikeno means “poor” and is so named for its harsh slopes which make it hard for human habitation.Mount Mikeno harbors the most endangered giant mountain gorillas that live on its slopes. Expeditions to observe Mikeno’s gorillas typically leave from the nearby Bukima Patrol Post
Getting to Mount Mikeno on your Mountaineering Safari, is a one hour drive from Goma town north of Lake Kivu, there are large bungalows and Mikeno lodge within the forest with good strategic views across the forests, this is the best viewing spot to the Africa’s interior nature recipes, sighting at the domesticated old great survivor trees, some of which are thought to be over 1,000 years old
Interesting key features here include; Sight seeing the jungle, nature walks to have an authentic taste to the virunga Chains, Mountain hiking which is the main activity, Birding Safari-an iconic destination for bird lovers not forgetting that the ancient dome is a whole host of wildlife like hyenas, snakes, tortoises, butterflies, among others.
Hiking Mikeno can take 5 -6 hours to reach the summit. Along the way its really amazing, you can easily view coffee plantations, waterfalls and village walks with a ranger. It is also good to note, For your successful adventure, obtain,Hiking gears from Mikeno lodge or you could have attained them somewhere else, Many tourists come here purposely to trek Gorillas and chimpanzees but later, end up also being attracted by this interesting adventure.