Go for that dream honeymoon gorilla safari in Congo with Eco tours Congo. This will take you to Virunga national park for gorilla trekking as a newly wedded couple. You will experience that romantic time with the giant apes in their open jangles. It is going to be your everlasting experience in your new life as a married couple. Unleash your inner explorer and embark on a whole new safari adventure, swapping lions and game drives for gorillas and kayaks.
If trekking gorillas through the jungle mist, and traversing a country with not one but three wildlife parks, is your idea of the perfect honeymoon then look no further than Congo.
Attend briefing at Kibati, get your surgical mask and begin the hike with a ranger guide. The beauty about Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park is that you don’t have to walk for so long before you can find them; anywhere between 1 and 3 hours of walking will lead you to the Gorillas and you will be allowed up to about 1 hour with them.
Kahuzi Biega is also an ideal honeymoon destination in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Park lies within a close proximity to the town of Bukavu in the eastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo, near the western bank of Lake Kivu and Rwanda border.
The Park is set in both mountainous and lowland terrains, and the most enjoyable activity in the park is also gorilla trekking as it is in Virunga though the only difference here is that trekkers will be trekking the eastern lowland gorillas ahead of mountain gorillas. The eastern lowland gorillas are not by far different to the mountain gorillas but there are ‘’of course’’ various characters that differentiate the two types of gorillas.
Therefore, it is always a great feeling if at all you not only trek the mountain gorillas in Virunga but also go on to trek the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi – Biega for great memorable escapades. It will therefore be a great opportunity to couples who will choose to take their honeymoon safari in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as they will be able to trek both the endangered mountain gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas, of which Democratic Republic of Congo is the only country where these two gorilla types can be trekked at ago.
After all this fatigue of trekking, join Tchegera Island for relaxation and refreshing. To access Tchegera Island, you must purchase a permit and secure round boat transfer. You have to show that proof before setting off to the island and the charges are per person. So, transportation to Tchegera Island is only by boat but you have to find your way to Goma first.
Tchegera Island is found on the northern shore of Lake Kivu which is shared between Rwanda and Congo. It is one of the best, yet least known destinations in Congo and offers perfect relaxation and exclusion.
While there, you can choose to lay back and relax on the beach or check out other parts of the Island using a Kayak or Paddle board, all available at Tchegera island tented camp. Bird viewing on the island is great and the most common birds there include heron, cormorants, African eagles and gulls.
Enjoy the amazing views of the red-lit sky by the lave glow from Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes and with that reflecting on the lake’s surface, it becomes totally magical! The day light offers captivating views of the lake and the four Volcanoes in a picturesque setting.
Tchegera Island Tented Camp is the only accommodation to take on while at this island run by Virunga national park authorities so prior booking is very much advised.
All in all, the Island is a great spot to unwind and escape the bustle and hustle of Goma town, recover from your Gorilla trekking in Virunga or Nyiragongo hike and a perfect choice for your honeymoon holiday in Congo!