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Gorilla Trekking Adventure: The Democratic Republic of Congo is another home to Mountain Gorillas in Africa. The country has both Lowland and Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla Trekking tours in Congo are becoming popular worldwide! The country is safe and open to all International visitors. On this gorilla safari, you will go gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park of congo. This two days gorilla tour will start in Rwanda, where you will transfer to Virunga National park in Democratic republic of Congo via Uganda’s Chanika border. The park has five families of gorillas with three groups most tracked.
You will be picked by the driver/guide and transfer to Kisoro on Uganda boarder, a journey that will take you through a scenic view of beautiful Rwanda’s rolling hills passing via Ruhengeri in northern part of Rwanda and continuing to Chanika boarder. Finalize boarder arrangements and cross into Uganda. You may have guided nature walk, visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes; take a walk on the shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Travellers Rest Hotel/ Kisoro Tourist Hotel.
Cross Bunagana border and drive to the Park Headquarters to be briefed about gorilla trekking adventure dos and don’ts before setting off into the forest to track gorillas in Parc National des Virunga of Congo for the incredible experience. In the course of searching for the Mountain Gorillas, you will be exposed to excellent birding and primates such as the Golden Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black and White colobus monkey, and giant forest hogs among others. You will stay with these beautiful primates for one hour for observation and photography. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Return to Kisoro in Uganda, and after refreshments at the hotel, set off back to Kigali in Rwanda reaching in the evening and depart
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PRICE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
* Gorilla permits
* Warm lunches on transfer days and water in car
* Professional Guide/ driver
* Ground transportation in a 4X4 safari car
* Accommodation for 2 nights
* Meals at the lodges (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
PRICE WILL EXCLUDE:
* Airticket and visa fees
* Soft sodas and alcoholic drinks
* Extra activities out of itinerary
* Laundry expenses
* And other personal items/expenses
Democratic republic of Congo experiences high frequencies of Rain and it has one of the highest in the world however, this should not stop travelers from visiting Virunga national park for gorilla trekking tours and safaris and other destinations that can offer you memorable tropical jungle experiences.
Just like Uganda, Congo is also crossed by the equator and the biggest part of the country is in the southern hemisphere.
Currently; DR. Congo is one of the biggest countries in Africa with almost the size of western Europe. Therefore; weather and climate partners differ due to several factors.
Virunga national park in DR Congo can be visited for gorilla tracking tours and safaris throughout the year despite the fact that it can rain any time hence weather changes are unpredictable! Like its neighboring gorilla trekking destinations of Rwanda and Uganda, gorilla tours are best done from June to September and December to February in Virunga national park due to the fact that during those months the forest grounds tend to be drier and makes movement of trackers easy as compared to wet seasons.
Therefore; If you are looking for the best mountain gorilla tracking experiences, book your safari in dry season however, there are higher chances of long gorilla tracking and hikes since gorillas are likely to move to higher altitude in search for fresh food during that time. Please note from June to sept and Dec to Feb are recorded as dry seasons, however expect rains anytime of the day during your gorilla safari in Congo hence pack your rain jacket when planning for your trip.
November is the wettest month of the year in Virunga national park however this does not make travel to DR Congo impossible. It may not be the ideal time to travel to Congo from October to November and March to May however depending on your travel interest, time and budget, these months can still work for you! Just pack your rain gear to overcome a few changes related to weather and the experience will remain the same. Travelers who plan their trips during wet seasons normally enjoy crazy discounts on accommodation and gorilla permits in DR Congo. There is also likelihood of not trekking for so long compared to drier seasons because mountain gorillas tend to move and feed within a close range due to pretty of food in the low altitude.
In conclusion; If you seek assistance on choosing the best month to travel to DR Congo for gorilla trekking experiences, we would advise you to plan your journey in months of June to Sept and Dec to Feb since there is always a slight break in the rains and the sunsets are mind-bogglingly beautiful.