Welcome to Democratic Republic of Congo a central African country and it is one of the best countries to go for gorilla trekking safaris experience, the country borders Uganda to the west and Rwanda at large and visitors can use the two countries to reach Congo since these are adjacent to one another. Democratic Republic of Congo is a country of amazing things and it the only country in Africa where visitors can track both the endangered mountain gorilla and the eastern lowland gorillas.
Gorilla trekking in Congo is done in two national parks including Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National park; gorilla tracking permits here are at the lowest price of $400 per individual and per trek. Virunga National park is located in the western parts of the country and it is comprised of eight volcanoes and one of the best is the Nyiragongo Mountain which is the most active volcano Africa, gorilla trekking in Virunga starts from Bukima patrol post where trekkers find the guides for a briefing before the real trek.
The park is well protected and trekkers are given armed park rangers who escort the trekkers throughout the activity, these explain all the relevant information to the clients regarding gorilla trekking and conservation and visitors are given a maximum of one hour experiencing and after visitors are taken back to the park headquarters to pick their certificates from the management.
Visitors can track also from Kahuzi Biega – National Park, and this is where the eastern lowland gorillas can be tracked from in addition to your trekking, this offers the best experience since visitors who wish to do double gorilla trekking in both of the parks enjoys more. Getting a chance to compare the lowland gorillas with the mountain gorillas is the most interesting activity here. This sets Congo far apart from the rest of the countries.
Visitors can also enjoy chimpanzee habituation on the same tour since chimpanzee trekking is another activity that is practiced within Tonga forest adjacent to Virunga national park. Participating in chimpanzee habituation makes your safari a fully packaged and one of the remarkable habituation experiences.
Spending a day with these amazing primates will make your safari an experiential one since you will be full of joy, under this you will see how chimps can genuinely utilize tools and also the male one how they make orders in their families. The different joke made by the young chimps will not leave you sad around the forest.