Congo Gorilla Safari

Congo gorilla safari is among the best gorilla tours in the world because of many factors.

Congo Gorilla Tours

Congo gorilla tours is the process of crossing to any national park which inhabits gorillas and your own choice depends on your own factors.  In entire world we have just 3 destinations where a visitor can find gorillas and one of them is Congo others are Rwanda and Uganda so it is your choice to visit any of the parks.  Those with bigger budgets may decide to travel to all the three or two destinations. Those who visit the 3 destinations have testified that the tour is amazing and worthy the money you put in the travel. You may decide to organize the tour safari to the 3 countries on different times in a year. This will help you to deeply explore the parks and you appreciate the unique nature of wildlife in Africa. Each and every gorilla family has its own unique nature therefore try to read through the various blogs about the gorillas or ask a friend who has ever visited the parks so that you are rich with the information about the park. Be in touch with a trustworthy tour operator so that you enjoy your gorilla safari to the fullest.

Congo gorilla safari is among the best gorilla tours in the world because of many factors. Congo is the only park in the world with two gorilla species that is lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas and these primates are found in Kahuzi Biega national park where you can visit lowland gorillas and Virunga national park and you will be able to spot mountain gorillas so this is the one of the major factor for choosing Congo gorilla tours among the 3 destinations. Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park has the most fantastic experience and the park is not too busy if compared to other parks which inhabit mountain gorillas. Virunga is the best place for tourists who are looking for such an experience. Virunga national park is the oldest park for mountain gorillas in Africa and UNESCO world Heritage site. This park has several projects which help in the development and benefiting the community like schools which train the rangers, on your gorilla tours in Congo you can decide to participant in these activities either physically or financially.

Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center is also found in Congo, this place was established to keep younger and harmed gorillas and in the entire world, it is the only place for an orphanage gorillas. You can visit Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center on your gorilla tours in Congo and take part in rescuing harmed gorillas from the forest after the civil wars in the region or loss of their parents by poachers. When you choose to do gorilla tours in Congo, you will be helping in the development of the country through indirectly employing people and creating better standard of living for them because Virunga national park provides jobs to over 27,000 people.

Congo has a challenge of insecurity which makes tourists fear when they are planning to visit the destination. Currently the team of security the Virunga tries hard to make sure your trip is a success. After the 2019 reopening of the park, the security was improved and good team rangers were put in place to protect you from your point of entry into the country and will be with you until you leave hence a safe trip.

Gorilla trekking in Congo is also better than other destinations when it comes to trekking like in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda. Gorilla trekking experience takes 2-8 hours to meet a gorilla family according to its movements whereas trekking gorillas in both Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga national park are easier to encounter since it usually takes 1-2 hours. Visitors are supposed to spend 1 hour in their presence.

In Virunga national park, there are also other attractions apart from mountain gorillas which can be best for you and these include Mountain Nyiragongo, the largest lava lake, Tchegera Island with black sand for relaxation in the evening after the trek, you can also take a boat trip to Bakavu and also visit the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park.

You may access DR Congo through Rwanda or you can decide to fly direct to Goma airport and if you decide that you land at Kigali International airport, you may go through Gisenyi- Goma border and visit Virunga or you can pass the border to visit Kahuzi Biega and always book a VISA in 2 weeks advance so as you are not disappointed at the final hours. Also remember when you cross to Congo, your Rwanda VISA expires and hence you need to apply another VISA at the border if you want to return to Rwanda.

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