What is the cost of gorilla trekking in Virunga national park DR Congo? The question that most people ask all themselves whenever they pick interest in doing a gorilla safari is that how much it will cost them. This is among the most seriously discussed topics even when you are traveling to the most nations on earth.
First of all you need to have a gorilla permit as a MUST requirement. You need to have transport from the airport and accommodation fee. These are the main requirements that you desire to have if your tour to be successful.
It is amazing once you are doing the gorilla trekking and you should plan to visit the gorillas in Congo. On the day of arrival, the transfers in most cases are inclusive on the cost of a trip from Goma boarder to Virunga national park in Congo.
Cost of Transport.
DR Congo is a big country and it is advisable you book flight and fly into Kigali and later you drive for 4 hours to Virunga National Park and it is found at the Congo-Rwanda boarder.
The ride is less than $100. But you may decide to be in touch with a tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations for you to avoid this tough hustle.
Price and Cost of Gorilla Permits.
First and foremost, you must have a gorilla permit. It is the requirement that will allow you to access the endangered mountain gorillas.
These gorillas are found in three countries and DR Congo offers its permit at the cheapest rate which is at $400, Uganda sells it’s at $700 and Rwanda sells it’s at $1500.
Cost and Price of Accommodation
The parks have gone to another level of development and it has got wonderful accommodation facilities thus you need to do some research and know which hotel or lodge best suits you.
Accommodation prices vary depending on the facilities they offer and they range from $500 to $100 per person a night and it is a full board arrangement.
Cost of Tips
Tips are just token of appreciation for the wonderful services rendered to you by the guide or porter. It therefore depends on you on how much you will give to this person for satisfying your service desires
Cost of Porters.
It is also nice to know that by the time you encounter these animals it is good if you are not tired thus it is wise and recommendable to hire a porter to carry your luggage or even help you when slopping the steep hikes.
This is not a mere help for but it is away of contributing to the development of the community and improving the welfare who reside from the neighborhood of the park. The porters usually cost around $20.
In general; the cost of gorilla trekking in Congo is low compared to other gorilla safari destinations of Rwanda and Uganda however, the country is so much disturbed by political instabilities.
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