Congo Gorilla Trekking Permits

In Congo, a visitor can do gorilla trekking at the affordable price for both the mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas

Congo Gorilla Trekking Permits

Congo gorilla trekking permits are one of the cheapest if compared to other destinations that inhabit the habituated mountain gorillas in Africa. Democratic Republic of Congo has two parks where visitors can visit to do gorilla trekking. Tourists can decide to visit mountain gorillas in the Virunga national park which is in Goma district of Congo or you can visit lowland gorillas which are found in Kahuzi Biega national park and it is situated in the southern part of Congo in Bukavu district. This is the only country in Africa where visitors have a chance to trek two gorilla species and you can plan your trip to visit both of these species at a cheap price in the space of 5 days. Since DR Congo is the second largest country in Africa, it is very difficult to drive between these 2 districts and this is due to the poor road system between the two tourist hot spot and long distances. Water transport is the most recommended mode to connect to these two national parks by using a ferry from Goma- Bukavu landing site which goes for about 6-7hours or you can decide to use the boat which goes for 3 hours to reach at your destination. The Lake Kivu separates two districts and this Lake also shares both Congo and Rwanda. Trekking in the Congo is the most amazing experience which everyone one who visited here will never forget in the life.

In Congo, a visitor can do gorilla trekking at the affordable price for both the mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas and this costs 400USD for the foreigners per person and 200USD for Congolese citizens per person. This makes the destination to be the most cheapest if compared to the other countries which inhabit habituated gorillas that is Uganda which costs 700USD and Rwanda which costs 1500USD respectively.

Congo gorilla permit being at a lower rate could be encouraged by several factors and they may include the political history of the region, improving the development of tourism industry of the Congo, economic status of the country as well as level of living standards.

In 2019 February, mountain gorilla permits, visa and accommodation in the Virunga national park were sold together as a whole package and at a great rate and there is also a great rate in the low season which begins from 15th October to 15th December. Visitors who are interested to do gorilla tours at lower rate in Congo can connect with Africa Adventure Vacations to plan for you amazing trip that you will never forget in your life. The body behind the pricing of gorilla permits is the Virunga foundation along with the Institute Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and also pricing of the gorilla permits in Kahuzi Biega national park, the Institute Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) with park authorities and stakeholders are also among the behind body of pricing gorilla permit in the country.

Generally, Congo gorilla trekking permits are highly quoted to be able in funding the conservation projects so that you can see the growth of primates. The selling of these permits in this way was put into the parks to as see that the conservation acts are also increasing the number of endangered species which can attract more visitors to visit gorilla parks. Because of this, the availability of gorillas in the park has increased. Limited number of permits are given out this controls the threat of scaring gorilla away from the human crowds that will obviously scare them away. They make sure that the park is taken good care of and also offer gorilla trekking activity.

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