GORILLA TREKKING IN CONGO

Gorilla trekking in Congo is one of the top activities in Congo that tourists can take part in to ensure that you have an amazing experience in Virunga national park.  It should be noted that gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park is among the most memorable activities that you will get to participate in to have a memorable Congo safari. Virunga national park is famous for the recently erupted mount Nyiragongo the home to the world’s largest lava lake in the world. That tourists can get to see when you participate in the mount Nyiragongo hike for an amazing Congo Safari. Gorilla trekking in Congo will give you the chance to see a number of attractions in the different national parks to ensure that you have an amazing experience in the park

Where to access the gorillas in Congo

There are a number of gorilla species that can be seen in the national parks in Congo if you’re interested in watching a number of gorilla species like the mountain gorillas and the eastern lowland gorillas. For tourists interested in mountain gorilla trekking, you will get to see the mountain gorillas by participating in gorilla trekking in Virunga national park which will help tourists to understand more about the behaviour of the primate species to understand their behaviour in the park to ensure that you get to understand more about the species in the wild and their rewarding behaviour.

It should be noted that gorilla trekking in Congo is quite cheaper compared to gorilla trekking in Rwanda where a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda can be obtained at a fee of 1500USD and a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda can be obtained at a fee of 700USD making gorilla trekking in Congo quite cheaper because the gorilla trekking permits in Congo can be obtained at a fee of 400USD and this can be obtained by booking online on the websites of the different national  parks or from a trusted tour operator or agent.

Gorilla trekking in Congo
Gorilla Trekking in Virunga safari

What involves in gorilla trekking in the wild?

Once you obtain your gorilla trekking permit in Congo, you will make your way to the parks reception where you will participate in the briefing session for your gorilla trekking experience. During the activity, you will get to spend one hour with the habituated gorilla family you are assigned to understand more about the gorilla species and their behaviour in the wild.

For gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, you will access the species when you hike mount Mikeno and the species can be found at high elevations of the mount which is among the Virunga mountains in Rwanda and this starts at Rumangabo or Bukima border post.  During the activity you will get to see a number of rewarding attractions like the different primate species like the dent’s monkey, Mona monkey, silver monkey. Hamlyn’s monkey, chimpanzees, different bird species like long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and many other attractions.

While you spend one hour with the gorillas you will get to understand more about the primate species in the wild. During gorilla trekking you will get to see the dominant male the silver back who is the general overseer of the group, you will also get to see the adult females taking care of infants of the group, grooming them, breastfeeding among other interesting features of the primates. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures of the primate species and also film them as they carry out their activities in the park.

Other activities you can participate in when you visit Virunga national park and kahuzi biega national park include visiting the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage and you can visit the Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary where you will take part in taking care of orphaned gorillas and chimpanzees for a day as you provide support and play with them

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