Guidelines For Gorilla Trekking In Virunga National Park Congo

You can participate in various activities once you are at Virunga National Park and these include birding, chimpanzee habituation, nature walks and Nyiragongo hiking

Guidelines For Gorilla Trekking In Virunga National Park Congo

Guidelines for gorilla trekking In Virunga national park in Congo: The park is among the oldest parks found in Africa and famous for being the home for the world’s largest lava lake on Mount Nyiragongo. You can see more attractions in the park once you participate in the various activities of the park and this will give you such a memorable experience on your Congo Safari. You can participate in various activities once you are at Virunga National Park and these include birding, chimpanzee habituation, nature walks, golden monkey trekking, and hiking mount Nyiragongo which will be remembering experience for you.

Gorilla trekking is among the rewarding activities you can participate in. This activity has attracted more than enough tourist to visit Virunga Park due to different reasons like the activity is cheaper in Congo than it is in Uganda and Rwanda. The other reason why most travelers participate in the activity is because it rewards you a trail to the Senkwnkwe gorilla orphaned and this provides an opportunity to a tourist to take care of orphaned gorillas for a day and this makes the activity amazing and beautiful.

A travel guide for gorilla trekking in the Virunga will make you safari memorable and comfortable for you because it will make you know about the necessary rules and regulations plus guidelines to follow. It will show you were to get a permit for Virunga gorilla trekking safari and among others.

Where Tourists Can Carry Out Gorilla Trekking In Virunga National Park Congo

You need to have obtained a gorilla permit before you do gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. You can obtain the permit through using a trusted tour company like Africa Adventure Vacations and you will find the different packages it offers and once you have obtained the permit you can go ahead and be able to be part in gorilla trekking activity.

Gorilla trekking begins from Bukima ranger post in Virunga National Park and you will meet a ranger who will take you through briefing session that will alert you about the rules and regulations you supposed to follow when in the park. You further your journey immediately after the briefing session and head to the habituated gorilla families in the park and can be reached by hiking mountain Mikeno. Once you encounter these gorilla families, you will know how gentle these giants are and after the one hour you are allowed to be with them you will have understood their behavior. You will also understand how they leave with each other and how they groom each other and among others.

Guidelines To Follow During Gorilla Trekking In Virunga National Park Congo      

Always follow the lead of the guide when doing gorilla trekking in the park since the park hosts different wild animals which may be a threat to your health or life in case you encounter them. It is therefore wise to follow the lead a guide tells you to follow because he knows the safest trails to use in the park and this will prevent you from encountering harmful wild animals that might attack you and cause harm to you. In case of any attack, an armed ranger is with you to scare them off through firing in the air and this confirms the activity is safe.

Once you encounter any gorilla family, it is advisable that you limit your noise since these wild animals are scared off by the noise and movements because they think they are threats to their wellbeing and this may trigger them to attack you.

You not litter in the park during gorilla trekking activity. Littering may cause accidents such as primates, wild animals choking from the litter or it may also cause the rapid spread of diseases in the park and this is a threat to the lives of mountain gorillas and you know they are such vulnerable animals.

You should also not eat in front of the gorillas since they might attack you to get what you are eating. If a tourist has any disease, they end up spreading the disease through the food they are feeding on and the gorilla’s feeding on them too. This is the reason why feeding in front of gorillas is not recommended and is prohibited.

You should also avoid making direct eye contact to a gorilla since they will see you as you are trying to challenge them. Remember that when gorillas are fighting for leadership role, the challenger always looks in the eyes of the silverback and they will fight and the winner will take the position of the leader. Therefore be careful when looking in the eyes of gorillas or the dominant silver back.

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