Mount Mikeno is a dormant volcanic mountain located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and forms part of the Virunga Mountain ranges alongwith Mount Nyiragongo, Mount Nyamuragira, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Bisoke
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 habours 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 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.
Interesting key features here include; Sigst seeing, nature walks, mountain hiking, Birding, wild life like hyenas, Tree species.
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 succesffull adventure, obtain,Hiking gears from Mikeno lodge or you could have attained them somewhere else.
It is noted that, many tourists come here purposely to trekk Gorillas and chimpazees but later, end up also being attracted by this interesting adventure.