Karisimbi, Mount

Karisimbi, Mount
Peak, Virunga Mountains, east-central Africa.

The highest peak in the Virungas, at a height of 14,787 ft (4,507 m), it lies on the boundary between Rwanda and Congo (Kinshasa) in Virunga National Park. It is the habitat of gorillas and is known for its exotic plants.

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      highest peak (14,787 feet [4,507 m]) in the volcanic Virunga Mountains of east-central Africa. It lies on the border of the republics of Congo (Kinshasa) and Rwanda, 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Goma, Congo, in the Virunga National Park. Karisimbi is the habitat of gorillas and is known for its exotic plants; it also has four belts of vegetation, from the dense forest at its base to the barren volcanic core.

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Universalium. 2010.

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