Best Time To Visit Congo For Gorilla Trekking Tours

The best time to visit Congo for Gorilla trekking is during the dry season which comes from December to February then from June to September.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Congo For Gorilla Trekking?

What is the best time to visit Congo for Gorilla Trekking? The prominent National parks of Congo that are important for gorilla trekking includes Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga National Parks. These two national parks are found in the tropics are covered by tropical rain forests that receive uncertain rainfall any time of the day or week. Though they are tropical rain forests known for receiving rainfall still there are good months of the year that are regarded as the best time for visiting these parks. The best time to visit Congo for Gorilla trekking is during the dry season which comes from December to February then from June to September. it is easy to sight gorillas during these months because the vegetation is less thick and as compared to the wet months of March to May and then October to November. Most visitors enjoy traveling during the dry season and avoid the wet season of the year since it is characterized by mud and sometimes gorilla trekking trails become so slippery during this rainy season.

What are some of the lodges where I can stay 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.

Accommodation facilities in Kahunzi Beiga national park Congo range from budget accommodation facilities, Midrange accommodation facilities to upmarket/luxury accommodation facilities. The budget accommodation facilities in Virunga National park Congo include Lake Side Hotel Bukavu, Exodus Bukavu, and include Hotel Begonias Bukavu where you can pay around 90 to 100 united states dollars. Midrange accommodation facilities include Coco Lodge Bukavu 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 Kahunzi Beiga national park include L’Orchids Safari Club 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 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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