What To Do In DR Congo While On a Gorilla Tour

There are a number of activities such as gorilla tracking tour, bird watching, chimpanzee tracking and habituation

What To Do In DR Congo While On a Gorilla Safari.

What to do in DR Congo while on a gorilla safari? Yes, the mountain gorilla tracking is one of the key activities for visitors who go to Virunga national park in Congo. Visitors should not miss this important activity that will enable you to see the gorillas in their natural environment. Virunga forest national park has six habituated gorilla families that are available for gorilla trekking. There are also unhabituated gorillas in the parks and unfortunately, the park does not have gorilla habituation experience. The habituated gorilla families include the Lulengo gorilla group, Nyakamwe gorilla group, Munyaga gorilla group, Mapuwa gorilla group, Kabirizi gorilla group, Bageni gorilla group, and Nyakamwe gorilla group. Most of the popular trekked gorilla family is the Kabirizi gorilla family that is attractive to several tourists with over 2 dozen of individual gorillas.  There are very many individuals it is the largest group with over 3 dozen of gorilla individuals. You need to book your gorilla trekking permit early to be able to take part in the glorious activity.

Chimpanzee tracking and Habituation is also another activity that you engage in while in Volcanoes National Park. Chimpanzee trekking will enable you to see chimpanzees in one hour while you will have the whole day participating in the chimpanzee habituation process. All the activities start in the morning with the help of researchers, guides, and trackers into the forest as you observe and learn chimpanzee feeding habitats and their natural living discover their habits, feeding, and natural behaviour. You will need to book both permits in advance your permit in advance in order not to miss out on this great experience.

Visitors can as well involve in hiking of Nyiragongo volcanoes as you walk through the dense forests of Virunga composed of stunning views of beautiful landscapes as you get to know more about the different tree species as you see some animals on your lucky day in the forest. Nyiragongo volcanoes offer good beauty hiking safaris for you to get well acquitted with the most exciting adventure. Therefore; as you take visits to Congo from Kigali for gorilla trekking then be guaranteed that you will be able to engage in a 3,470 meter elevated Nyiragongo volcanoes which is active and has last erupted in 2002.

Visitors can as well engage in birding watching activity courtesy of vast tropical forests with other vegetation types of swamps, grassland which have attracted different birding species into the park especially when you visit Virunga Mountains in the democratic republic of Congo. There are different bird species recorded in Congo over 706 and these offer a better birding experience to travellers. Just contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations as we offer you the best birding opportunities in the whole of East Africa.

Visitors going to Congo from Kigali will also enjoy lowland gorilla trekking which is found in Kahuzi Biega National park. Only two habituated families of lowland gorillas are available for trekking and visitors will need a gorilla permit to engage in this activity. The permit should be booked early in advance since they tend to be sold out during the peak season especially in June, July, and August, September, December, and February.

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