Thinking of gorilla trekking in Congo? Virunga gorilla trekking tours or Mount Nyiragongo tours in particular? We shall make you see a Silverback gorilla leading its family in the wild. Congo’s picture portrays a violent past and leaves so many assumptions that claim it among the most insecure places to travel to in the African continent. For this reason, Congo safaris are quite lesser in number compared to the other Africa safaris destinations. This is not more as peace has prevailed steadily over the years. When you visit Congo gorillas or any other attraction, you will definitely notice a change. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has quite a number of attractions that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. One of them is its tourism centerpiece – Mount Nyiragongo, apparently the most active and dangerous volcano in the world.
Congo also slots up among the only three countries with the last few remaining critically endangered Mountain Gorillas that roam around Virunga National Park in the Virunga Conservation Area. These great apes are available for tourism through out the year. Congo gorilla trekking tours come in variety. The country has two species of gorillas – Lowland Gorillas and Mountain Gorillas, all available for gorilla trekking all year round. Craving for a Congo jungle experience with gorillas? Have a look at some of our affordable Congo travel packages below.
Congo Gorilla Trekking Tours
DRC comes second to supplying oxygen in the planet. The Nile Basin is known as the second lung of the earth, next to Amazon forest in Brazil. Congo mountain gorillas are found in Virunga National Park – A world heritage site that takes a share of the Virunga Conservation Area. The experience is a bit raw and unexploited! It becomes quite hard to predict the kind of encounter you are going to have in Congo, which is good because you will be kept guessing until you are there. The Congo tourism industry is one of the best and most diverse in Africa only that not all safari parks are open for tourism. Gorilla tourism and Nyiragongo mountaineering adventures are the main activities carried out. We are one of the Congo tour companies that offer very affordable safaris and discounts. Need more reasons to visit Congo gorillas in Virunga National Park or Kahuzi Biega National Park?
Why book Congo tours
DRC is apparently the cheapest gorilla trekking destination. A gorilla permit costs only $400 and the competition is quite less. This is $200 less than the price of Uganda permits and $1100 less that the price of Rwanda permits respectively. This country is virgin and yet to be discovered to its full potential. The experience with gorillas here is so raw.
Best time to go on Congo safaris
Gorillas in DRC can best be seen during June to September and December to February respectively. These are apparently the best months to visit these endangered primates and have a marvelous experience with them in their natural habitats. DRC gorillas are not so hard to locate and I would say the hike is a bit moderate. You can still carry it our irrespective of your level of fitness.
Is gorilla trekking safe in Congo?
Some of the Congo destinations are not 100% safe but all parks with gorillas are fully safe and open for tourism. These parks have thousands of game rangers who work day and night to enhance security. Our Congo tours are very safe because they only revolve around the safest areas. Virunga is now a safe place to visit unlike in the past.