Virunga(vēro͝ong`gä), volcanic range of mountains, E Congo, N Rwanda, and SW Uganda, central Africa, NE of Lake Kivu. It extends along the eastern rim of the Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley,
geological fault system of SW Asia and E Africa. It extends c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) from N Syria to central Mozambique. The northernmost extension runs S through Syria and Lebanon, the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba.
..... Click the link for more information. and separates the basins of the Nile and Congo rivers. Karisimbi (14,786 ft/4,507 m) is the highest peak, and the range includes the active volcanoes NyiragongoNyiragongo
, active volcano (c.11,400 ft/3,475 m), S Virunga range, in E Congo near the Rwanda border, NE of Lake Kivu and 12 mi (19 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park.
..... Click the link for more information. and Nyamuragira (Nyamulagira). Much of the range is now administered as national park land. It is also called the Mfumbiro range.