Maiko National Park is found in the remote regions of north eastern DR Congo in the states of Nord Kivu, Maniema and Orientale. This park occupies more than 10,800 sq km of thick rain forests. North of the park is Okapi National park which is popular for the okapi and other animals.
It was established in November 1970 and is one of the most important habitats for the eastern lowland gorillas of Congo.
The park’s wildlife includes the eastern lowland gorillas, okapi, forest elephants, Congo peacock, chimpanzee, bongo and the Congo Peafowl. There are an estimated 800 gorillas in Maiko National Park making it one o f the richest gorilla habitat in Africa. The park’s gorillas are an endangered species whose conservation is supported by the Fossey Fund since 2003.