Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Congo

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Congo: Gorilla trekking is one of the most rewarding activities that you can participate in hen you take park in the Congo safari and Rwanda safari for an amazing time during your safaris. There are a number of activities that can be carried out for instance golden monkey trekking, hiking the Virunga Mountains, cultural tours but the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda and Congo is quite unmatched because of the fact that the activity gives you the opportunity to observe an understand the behaviour of the endangered primate species that are endemic to the albertine rift whose highest numbers can be seen in volcanoes national park and a reasonable number that can also be found in Virunga national park and in Kahuzi Biega national park, salonga national park, Ntokou Pikounda national park, Maiko national park among other national where you can find the eastern lowland gorillas which will give you the  chance to have the most memorable activity during your safaris. 

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Congo 


Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Congo will give you the chance to have an amazing time when you track the habituated gorilla families for an amazing time in the different parks in the country. Among the famous parks in Congo where gorilla trekking in the democratic republic of Congo can be carried out in many national park including Virunga National Park the home to Mount Nyiragongo and the home to the endangered mountain gorillas found in the dense forests of the park and as part of your gorilla trekking experience in Congo, you can visit the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage where you will Have a day to take care of the orphaned gorillas. 

In Kahuzi Biega national park the home to the eastern lowland gorillas that can be found in the thick vegetation of the park and in Rwanda gorilla trekking is only carried out in volcanoes national park the home to half of the worlds remaining endangered mountain gorillas that can be found along the slopes of the virunga mountains namely; Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Sabyinyo which only limits the tourists that are interested in watching other gorilla species other than the mountin gorillas. This makes the democratic republic of Congo the ideal place for travellers that are not only interested in watching the endangered mountain gorillas but also other gorilla species that can be seen like the eastern lowland gorillas, the cross river gorillas among other gorilla species that will make your experience quite memorable.


For any traveller interested in taking part in gorilla trekking in either Rwanda or Congo, they should access a gorilla trekking permit which will give you the opportunity to take part in the memorable activity. For a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda, it can be got from the Rwanda development board and a trusted tour company or a tour operator at a fee of 1500 USD and for gorilla trekking in Congo that is Kahuzi Biega you can make booking with the park administrators or a trusted tour company where as in virunga national park, all the activities in the park are sold as packages and whatever package that suits you is the one that you can opt for an amazing experience while in the park


Accessibility to either parks is quite different because of the different time periods and schedules of the gorilla trekking experience. If you’re interested in taking part in gorilla trekking in either the parks it is important to consider the location and how easily you can get to the different parks in order to take part in the activities. it should be noted that the safety of Rwanda safari makes it eas for tourists to access Rwanda because of the different security measures that are exercised for the tourists to feel comfortable while on their quest to find and observe the primate species. 

Accessing volcanoes national park is very easy because of the good political climate and the improved infrastructures that enable a traveller to access the park in the shortest time possible and  it should be noted from Kigali city to the park it takes you the shortest time to reach the park as you see a number of rewarding views of the 100 hills of Rwanda, how the locals carry out their daily activities among other attractions within the park.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Congo 
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Congo

Whereas if you’re interested in taking part in gorilla trekking in virunga national park, you are supposed to book in advance in order for the park administration to make the necessary arrangements for gorilla trekking in the park. these include the security measures like transporting you from Goma to the park in a well guarded convoy this is because of the fact that Congo is a war zone area and because of this the park administration makes sure that for its tourists to have an amazing time and safe activity in the park, they are well protected from external forces but important to note is the fact that the virunga national park area is quite safe as compared to other areas of the country. On the other hand just to differ from gorilla trekking in virunga national park, Kahuzi you can access the park at any given time of the year through bukavu and interesting about the park is the fact that you can also take part in gorilla habituation.

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