Congo gorilla trekking from Kigali Rwanda

We arrange mountain gorilla trekking safari packages ranging from budget to luxury from Kigali Rwanda to DR.Congo that are suitable for you and your preference.

Congo gorilla trekking from Kigali Rwanda

Are you looking for Congo gorilla trekking safaris and tours from Kigali Rwanda? Would like to trek mountain gorilla in the Democratic Republic of Congo?  would you like to start this trip from Kigali, Rwanda, the gorilla trekking safari from Kigali to Congo will give you a chance to link to Virunga National park for Mountain gorilla trekking. Virunga is one of the magnificent national parks with diverse tropical rain forests and this the oldest national park in Africa to have a gorilla trekking safari in Congo. Apart from gorilla trekking, the other activity that can be done include volcano hiking/climbing. Bird watching safaris, chimpanzee tracking, Nature walks, and gorilla habituation experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Important to note is that only 3 countries have endangered mountain gorillas in their parks and these parks include; Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga Gorilla National park, Volcanoes National park, and Virunga National park. These parks are situated in the same and close to each other and because of this, they are combined in a block termed as the Virungas massif. Africa Adventure Vacations arranges mountain gorilla trekking safari packages ranging from budget to luxury from Kigali Rwanda to DR.Congo that are suitable for you and your preference. You will drive in our comfortable, luxury land cruiser, we book for you high-end lodges with VIP treatment. Don’t shy away in case you find any information on our website just feel free to contact us and we arrange for you a wonderful tour according to your budget, time, and interests.

How to organize and book Congo mountain gorilla (gorilla trekking) from Kigali?

When it comes to organizing well affordable gorilla safaris from Kigali to DR Congo, then you don’t need to waste any time just look for Africa adventure vacations as your NO.1 safari travel company that has lots of experience and better suits you when it comes to organizing Gorilla trekking safaris in Africa. Africa Adventure Vacations has got its offices in Uganda’s capital Kampala with a standby team that checks for the availability of gorilla trekking permits in Virunga National Park, accommodation, and transportation facilities from Kigali to the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have got several safari vehicles of different types that are in Kigali international airport in Rwanda and will drive you up to Virunga National park and then have you to the airport for a flight back to your home. Our Kigali-based vehicles are 4 wheel drive handled by professional guides and will enough knowledge on the destinations Rwanda and Rwanda. Our guides know well the traffic regulations in these countries are well conversant with all best routes in these countries while guaranteeing you safety as our top priority to our visitors. Once, you have contacted us and confirmed your gorilla trekking trip by making payments, here at Africa Adventure Vacations we shall book your gorilla trekking permits for Congo‘s Virunga National Park and send you the scanned copies of the receipt with the specified date of your gorilla trekking trip in Congo.

What is the price of the Gorilla Permits to See Mountain Gorillas in Congo?

Gorilla permits are a must for visitors planning to trek and see mountain gorillas in DR.Congo in Virunga National Park. Considering all the National parks with mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, Virunga National park gorilla trekking permits are cheaper compared to their destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. Virunga National Park provides discounted gorilla trekking safaris plus the normal gorilla trekking Virunga national park in Congo, the peak season takes place in January, February, June, July, August, early September, and December. During the peak season, the price of a gorilla trekking permit in Congo is at United States dollars 400 per person per trek. During the peak season, Virunga National park receives many visitors, and at the same time, this peak season comes with the dry season which makes it simpler and easier to trek mountain gorillas in the forest of Virunga. If you decide to trek the gorilla in Congo during the peak season to book the gorilla trekking early enough for like three months so that you don’t miss to have the trek in Congo. For discounted mountain gorillas in the Virunga democratic republic of Congo, they come during the low season, especially in April March, and May, November, and November. During these months, the price of a mountain gorilla permit is discounted at 200 United States Dollars per person per trek and this discount stands from 15th March to 15th May and then 15th of October and 15th of December. Still, we advise booking your gorilla trekking permit in advance for at least three months before your actual dates of travel.

What to do and see on Congo mountain gorilla trekking safari from Kigali.

The following are the activities that can be done in Virunga National Park at different park fees and tariffs

Mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Congo

This is one of the key activities that are conducted in Virunga National park in Congo while coming from Kigali in Rwanda. No traveler should miss this wonderful experience. There are few individual mountain gorillas in Virunga National park, however, the park presents one of the biggest habitats. There six habituated mountain gorilla families in Virunga National park that are open for mountain gorilla trekking. Bynames, the mountain gorilla families include Humba gorilla family, Rugendo gorilla family group, Kabirizi gorilla family group, Munyaga gorilla family group, Nyakamwe gorilla family group, Mapuwa gorilla family group Bageni gorilla family group. Kabirizi family group is the most common and famous to many travelers/clients and has numerous individual gorillas that are above 26 individual gorillas. For visitors interested in trekking a specific gorilla family in Virunga National Park, you will need to book early enough the gorilla trekking permit so that you don’t miss trekking your intended gorilla family.

Chimpanzee tracking and Habituation experience in Congo.

While in Virunga national park in Congo, you can also participate in chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience. Second, to gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking is also a common activity that is loved by most of the visitors visiting the democratic republic of Congo from Kigali. You will spend only 1 hour with the chimpanzee during tracking and the whole day while engaging in the chimpanzee habituation process. Both chimpanzee tracking and habituation start early in the morning with the briefing and then after you will be joined by a team of researchers and trackers and trek via the Virunga forest to sear the chimpanzees. In these safari activities, you will be able to learn the feeding habits, natural behavior especially during the process of chimpanzee habituation where you will spend most of the time especially the whole day with them until they nest in the evening. The same procedure as for gorilla trekking is needed for you to book your chimpanzee tracking and habituation process early enough not to miss out on this wonderful activity.

Nature walks guided safaris through the Virunga Forest

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo has existed for many years characterized by tropical rain forests coupled with dense vegetation cover. Nature guided walks through via this tropical Virunga rain forests on your DR Congo mountain gorilla safari from Kigali will provide you with an opportunity to explore and see the beauty and unique features of the park including the scenic landscapes, spotting bird species, and seeing different mammals and reptiles on your lucky day.

Hiking/Climbing Nyiragongo Mountain in Virunga

Hiking the Nyiragongo Volcano is one of the challenging activities that offer you adventure tests in Virunga National Park on your DR Congo mountain gorilla safari from Kigali, the Nyiragongo Volcano is one of few activities volcanoes in the world, and with its height standing at 3,470 meters, however, it is said that not much known on when the volcano last erupted but reports have it it has been experiencing eruptions. From 1882 to date Nyiragongo Mountain Volcano has erupted thirty-four times with the latest eruption happening in 2002.

Bird watching safaris in Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is covered with the most diverse Virunga forest with various habitats ranging from forests, swamps to grasslands which have attracted several bird species making it one of the best birding destination in Africa and thus you need to participate in bird watching activity in Virunga national park on your DR Congo mountain gorilla safari from Kigali.  The park records over 706 bird species that will enable you to spot some of the bird species during your bird watching activity.

What is the best time to visit Virunga in Congo for mountain Gorilla Trekking?

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is covered with tropical rain forests and is situated in the tropics. The fact that the park has a tropical rain forest, is characterized by receiving an abrupt rainfall any time of the day. However, we recommend you to visit  Virunga national park in the democratic republic of Congo during the dries months of the years that include the months of January, February, June, July Augusts, and early September as during the dry season of this months, you can walk easily via the forests trails as compared to the wet season. Gorillas can easily be seen during the dry season as most of the vegetation plants try to shed their leaves creating more space for the gorilla trekkers to see the gorillas. The wet season comes in March April, May, October, and November. Most visitors avoid traveling during these months because of the heavy rains that make the trail for gorilla trekking impassable hence making the gorilla trekking so hard. However,   this is the time when there are discounted gorilla trekking permit offers and visitors visiting Congo during these months can pay united states dollars 200 for the gorilla trekking permits per trek and even the accommodation prices tend to reduce during the rainy season.

What are accommodation facilities available on a DR Congo mountain gorilla safari from Kigali?

Accommodation facilities in Virunga National park range from budget accommodation facilities, Midrange accommodation facilities to upmarket/luxury accommodation facilities. The budget accommodation facilities in Virunga National park Congo include Kikumba tented camp and Bukima Tented Camp where you can pay around 90 to 100 united states dollars. Midrange accommodation facilities include Lulimbi tented camp, Tchegera Island Camp among others, you can get a midrange accommodation facility to 100 up to 200 United States dollars per person per night. Luxury/upmarket accommodation facilities in Virunga include Mikeno Lodge fares that go from 200-400 dollars a night per person. You just need to let us know of your best accommodation facility and then we book it for you.

How to get to Congo for mountain gorilla trekking from Kigali

The gorilla trekking safaris in Congo are only done in Virunga National Park. That is found in the Eastern Part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Visitors will need to fly and land at Kigali international airport and then link to Gisenyi town. From Kisenyi Town, you will then enter Congo through Gisenyi Rwanda Congo Boarder. The district at the border is called Goma in Congo and from here you will continue driving to Bukima and from here you will get to the Virunga National Park headquarters where the activity of gorilla trekking starts from. From Gisheyi town you will drive for just two hours to access the park headquarters.

When to book a Congo mountain gorilla trekking safari from Kigali?

As earlier said, the democratic republic of Congo provides normal and discounted gorilla trekking permits yearly for visitors interested in carrying out mountain gorilla trekking. The question of when to choose the Congo mountain gorilla safari from Kigali will depend on your travel budget. However, the fact that gorilla trekking permits are cheaper and tend to sell out fast it is important that you book in advance 3 or 4 months before your planned dates of travel. You need to contact Africa Adventure vacations fast enough so that we can check the availability of the permits in Virunga, you pay and then we book them for you basing on your intended dates of travel and then we get back to you in time.

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