Highlights and Main Attractions of Tchegera Island
Despite measuring barely a mile long, this speck of land is blanketed in trees, grass and shrubs, making it a wonderful venue for travellers seeking a bit of peace and quiet.
For those looking to tackle the mountainous terrain of Virunga, there are few better places than Tchegera on which to charge (or recharge) your batteries. Wherever you perch yourself you’ll be offered fantastic views of the surrounding waters and distant lakeshores, and on a clear night, the sky may be lit up by the fiery glow of Mount Nyiragongo’s bubbling lava lake. Guests can stay in one of the handful of safari-style tents dotted around the island, which provide welcome shade from the midday sun and privacy when it’s time for bed. Despite its size, there are also wildlife-spotting opportunities on Tchegera, as butterflies and birds are regular visitors here.