Mount Mikeno


The Mikeno is a volcano in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is 4437 meters high and part of the Virunga mountain range that extends partly on Congolese partly on Rwandan and partly on Ugandan territory.

The Mikeno is located about 35 km northeast of the Congolese city of Goma. It was created along with the other mountains of the Virunga chain through the great African grave breach in which the Arab plate is cleaved from the African plate. He is mostly covered with dense mountain forest and home to the rare mountain gorillas. Especially for the Protection of 1925, the Albert National Park was established, which was divided in the Volcanoes National Park on the side of Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in DR Congo in 1969.