Booking the Congo gorilla journeys will take you to the amazing gorilla trekking safari which is a true wildlife adventure in Democratic Republic of Congo and you can experience this in the Virunga & Kahuzi Biega National Park. We offer an opportunity to come into close contact with the largest of all primates and rarest subspecies of gorillas – the mountain gorilla & lowland gorilla. Visitors embarking on a gorilla safari in Congo can expect to journey through mud, jungles and bamboo forests to seek out gorilla families. Spending time with these critically endangered creatures is one of the world’s most unique activities. The rarity of the gorillas along with the effort required to get to them makes for an unforgettable experience.
Kahuzi Biega National Park is a hidden secret in Africa and it has been less traveled hence offering the adventure kind of experience unique to the travelers. Kahuzi Biega National Park was established in 1970 covering a total land area of approximately 600,000square kilometres situated in the eastern part of Democratic republic of Congo in Bukavu town. About vegetation cover in the national park, it is marshlands, blogs, swamps, tropical rain forests and Riparian’s which all favour diversity of wild and bird life in the national park. All the above makes it prefect destination for relaxation and exploring the adventure destination to be visited.
Congo has been working tiresomely to improve and modernize the tourism industry in the Southern Lake Kivu to ensure that travelers increase the visitation of the region to trek the lowland gorillas in the Jungle of Kahuzi Biega National Park. Lowland Gorilla permit costs USD 400 according to the destination Experts of Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Early Morning after breakfast, drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park to trek the lowland Gorillas, The Drive from Orchid Safari lodge is about 1 hour to the park headquarters for the true experience of the lowland gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo. During the briefing time clients are entertained by the cultural dance and hot tea offered by the park. Trekking lowland Gorillas is very amazing as lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas!
Another Congo gorilla journey focuses on Virunga national park a home 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 gorilla tour will start in Rwanda, where you will transfer to Virunga National park in Democratic republic of Congo via Uganda’s Cyanika border. The park has five families of gorillas with three groups most tracked.
At the Park Headquarters, you will be briefed about gorilla tracking dos and don’ts before setting off into the forest to track gorillas in Parc National des Virunga of Congo for the incredible experience. In the course of searching for the Mountain Gorillas, you will be exposed to excellent birding and primates such as the Golden Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black and White colobus monkey, 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.