This present remarkable gorilla trekking Safari in Congo`s Virunga National Park, a journey to the natural richness and breadth of biodiversity that includes the world’s second largest rain forest and the largest on the African continent. The intense wilderness encounter is intercepted by warm and very welcoming local people showing their fascinating genuine excitement to the foreign visitors. This is one of the great off the beaten adventures that world travelers can think of in this modern era. It is very important to understand more about the gorilla trekking tours in Congo including the Gorilla permit cost in Congo USD 400, when to go for Gorilla trekking in Congo all year round, accommodation to stay in while on gorilla safaris in Congo and where to go for gorilla Safaris and tours.
In Democratic Republic of Congo, the famous Mountain Gorillas thrive in Virunga National Park which was declared a world heritage site by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and lies to the East of the country sharing borders with Uganda and Rwanda. Covering 7800km2, Virunga National Park is home to over 200 Mountain Gorillas and is part of the greater Virunga Massif straddling across Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda where 480 Mountain Gorillas more than a half of their world population thrive.
Due to its position, the travelers interested in Mountain Gorilla Safaris in Congo to Virunga National Park can easily access it from Kigali via Gisenyi and Goma. It is only 3 hours’ drive from Kigali. For those connecting in from Uganda, the border post at Bunagana can serve the due purpose. The Congo Visa can be purchased at the border. 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 04 day gorilla tour will start in Rwanda, where you will transfer to Virunga National park in Democratic republic of Congo via Goma border. The park has five families of gorillas with three groups most tracked.
Day1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma, a border town in Rwanda and Congo
You will be picked by the driver/guide and transfer to Goma 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 Goma boarder. Stay at Gisenyi at the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight stay at Discover Guest House.
Day2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga
From Goma border, Rwanda side cross and drive to the park headquarters to be briefed about gorilla trekking dos and don’ts before setting off into the forest to track gorillas in Parc National des Virunga of Congo for the incredible experience. After transfer to your lodge of stay at the Bukima Tented Camp and get prepared for the trekking on the next day.
Have breakfast and transfer to the starting point and in the course of searching for the Mountain Gorillas, you will be exposed to excellent birding and primates such as the monkeys 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 lodge for lunch and refreshments at the hotel, and the next set off back to Kigali in Rwanda reaching in the evening and depart back home.