Congo Gorilla Safaris

Congo Gorilla Safaris, Gorilla Trekking Tours in Congo

Congo Gorilla Safaris / Dr. Congo Gorilla Safari Tour in Africa. Gorilla trekking in Congo

Gorilla Safaris in Congo / Dr. Congo Gorilla Safari Tour Trip in Africa present remarkable Gorilla trekking Safari in Congo`s Virunga National Park, a journey to the natural richness and breadth of biodiversity that includes the world’s second largest rain forest and the largest on the African continent. The intense wilderness encounter is intercepted by warm and very welcoming local people showing their fascinating genuine excitement to the foreign visitors. This is one of the great off the beaten adventures that world travellers can think of in this modern era.

It is very important to understand more about the Gorilla Trekking in Congo including the Gorilla trekking Permit cost in Congo, When to go for Gorilla trekking in Congo, Accommodation to stay in while on gorilla safaris in Congo and where to go for Congo Gorilla Safaris and Tours.

In Democratic Republic of Congo, the famous Mountain Gorillas thrive in Virunga National Park which was declared a world heritage site by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and lies to the East of the country sharing borders with Uganda and Rwanda.

Covering 7800km2, Virunga National Park is home to over 200 Mountain Gorillas and is part of the greater Virunga Massif straddling across Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda where 480 Mountain Gorillas more than a half of their world population thrive.

Due to its position, the travellers interested in Mountain Gorilla Safaris in Congo to Virunga National Park can easily access it from Kigali via Gisenyi and Goma. It is only 3 hours drive from Kigali. For those connecting in from Uganda, the border post at Bunagana can serve the due purpose. The Congo Visa can be purchased at the border.

 Regulations to Gorilla Trekking in Congo-Virunga National Park

  • The count of eight (8) people are allowed to track one gorilla family per day so as to minimise stress
  • Only trekkers with a minimum of 15 years of age are allowed to visit Mountain Gorillas in Congo.
  • The Gorilla Trekking time is from 8am – 7pm.
  • The duration of actual Mountain Gorilla Viewing is limited to one hour for conservation purposes
  • The visitors with infections including flue are not allowed to track Mountain Gorillas as such diseases can easily be transmitted
  • A minimum distance of 7 meters is mandatory while with the Mountain Gorillas to avoid close contact that may result into disease transmission
  • The hands must be washed before commencing the gorilla trek
  • Turning away the face from the Mountain Gorillas in case of sneezing or coughing is recommended
  • Keeping the voices down while in the gorilla forest is recommended
  • The visitors should do away with smoking and eating while with the Mountain Gorillas
  • The gorilla trekkers should desist from littering in the gorilla forest as the garbage attracts bacteria and yet the Mountain Gorillas can as well wish to taste on the materials especially food stuffs
  • The gorilla trekkers should keep calm in situation of Gorilla charging, desist from direct eye contact with the gorillas and crouch down.
  • In case of toilet need, the trekkers should let the park ranger know about it and dig a hole in the forest which will be fully covered after use.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo requires one to be in possession of a gorilla trekking permit which is given out at $400. In the low season months of April, May, October and November presents a challenging trek due to heavy rains but offer discounted permits at $350. Congo’s gorilla permit stands as the cheapest in the region if compared to Uganda gorilla safari permit of $600 during the normal season and $450 in the low season and Rwanda gorilla safari permit that stands at $1500 throughout the year.

Besides the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo also features Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi – Biega National Park. The low land gorilla safaris in Congo commence in Kigali Rwanda which is the closest International Airport but can as well start in Bukavu if the person is already in Congo Bukavu.

Congo Gorilla safari Tours

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