Gorilla Trekking in Congo

Gorilla trekking in Congo is one of the most sought after tourist activities that travellers from world overcome to take part in. Gorilla trekking in Congo takes place in Virunga National Park, which makes part of the great Virunga Massif Area that encompasses Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda as well. It is in only the Virunga Massif Area and the celebrated Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda that mountain gorillas can be found in the entire world. Congo is however blessed to have not only the rear and endangered mountain gorillas but also the Eastern Lowland gorillas that can be trekked in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Travellers visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo can therefore enjoy gorilla trekking in Congo and get to see both the lowland gorillas and the mountain gorillas. 

Gorilla trekking in Congo is very enjoyable and gives travellers a true African feel given that the great Virunga National Park is largely a wild unexploited gem. Virunga National Park is less than 1 hour away from Goma the capital of the North Kivu province in the Congo by road. There are chartered flights available as well to Goma. Virunga National Park can also be accessed by road from Kigali via Goma or Cyangugu   border and also from Uganda via Bunagana Boarder post. This means that combined safaris are possible say Congo and Uganda, Congo and Rwanda or even all the three countries. 

There are both short Congo safaris as well as long Congo safaris fit for all sorts of travellers. Budget Congo safaris and luxury Congo gorilla safaris can all be planned for. Travellers can blend their Congo gorilla trekking safaris with a variety of other activities in Virunga National Park like the amazing Nyiragongo volcano hike to see the world’s largest boiling lava lake, bird watching to see some of the rear and endemic birds, hike other volcanoes that will have travellers being in all the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo at the same time, visit the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage among so many other activities in the park. travellers can also have double gorilla trekking safaris in the Congo to visit not only the mountain gorillas but also the lowland gorillas. Combining gorilla trekking in Congo with gorilla trekking in Uganda gives travellers a thrilling experience and also avails an opportunity to explore Uganda’s vast savannah parks like the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park to see among others tree-climbing lions.

Most of the packages provided herein come with excellent lodging options that will have your comfort, safety and memorable experiences at the forefront. Gorilla trekking permits, accommodation, transportation and meals are all included in the packages; pick out the one that best suits your preferences and your interests. Be reminded that they can be tailored further to fit your preferences. Take time to get in touch with a reputable gorilla trekking company like Explore Rwanda Tours, and Achieve Global Safaris to help you plan the best gorilla trekking in Congo safari and best-suited quotation.

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