Virunga Mountains

The Virunga Ranges of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

The name Virunga is derived from the Kinyarwanda word “ibirunga”, which means “volcanoes”. They are also known as the Mufumbiro ranges, which means “mountains that cook” due to the active volcanoes in D.R. Congo.

The 8 mountains that constitute the ranges span the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some of the ranges are shared between 2 countries with only Sabyinyo being the only one shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.