Explore Virunga National Parks mountain Gorillas in only 1 Day in Congo with both tour and destination expert. Signup a one day budget gorilla tour to virunga national park in Congo,the tour can be kicked off from both when coming from Uganda and Rwanda.
In Uganda the tour starts early in the morning from Bunagana at the boarder of Uganda and Congo, 10 kms from kisoro town when coming from Rwanda the tour starts in Goma in north kivu province and heads to virunga park in Bukima, At the end the end of the tour you will be dropped off at a place of your interest either in Buganana at the boarder at Uganda or Gisenyi at Rwanda boarder.
A 1 DAY GORILLA TREKKING
The venture will start with pick up from the place of destination by our safari guide early in the morning at 6:00 am at your place of destination in kisoro or Goma and drive you to Virunga National Park, Arrival will be at 7:30 am followed by both registration and briefing about gorilla trekking adventure then it will be followed by a drive to the trekking start point at Virunga National Park, you will be accompanied by game rangers to the jungle in the search of the jungle giants in their natural habitats in a group of 8 maximum.
The trek will take around 2-6 hours depending on your trekking and health abilities plus the distance at which the gorilla family you are trekking has distanced it self,our guide will wait for you at the base of virunga volcanic mountain ranges until you finish your trekking then you will be driven back to either kisoro are Gisenyi hotels depending on your choice.
Mountain Gorilla Permits.
English Speaking Guide
Flight to Congo
Porters during the gorilla trekking.
All personal expenses not listed in the itinerary above
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Since June 2018 one of worlds oldest, largest and most biologically diverse national park was closed in Democratic Republic Of Congo.This arose after the insecurity saga that happened in Virunga national park that rose great fears among tourists especially in the Eastern Province.
The incident led to the death of Mrs Rachel Masika Baraka a female park ranger and kidnapping two British tourists, Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty, plus the Congolese driver of their vehicle during their tour of the 3,000 square mile park, where they hoped to spot Virunga’s famous mountain gorillas amidst dense jungle vegetation.
This was a great disappointment not only to virunga National park staff but also Tourists in Congo ,tour companies among others, because this park has 8 gorilla groups for trekking and other activities like Nyiragongo volcano climbing, nature walks, scenic viewing, chimpanzee trekking and bird watching among others which were done there and But to a great disappointment there was need to revise the old and implement the new strategies to promote security in the park as the major reason why Virunga park was closed
BUT how ever to a great surprise Virunga national park has been RE-OPENED, The park was opened in February to resume its normal operations and activities this is indeed a great chance to those that have been waiting to tour Democratic Republic OF Congo’s oldest national park Virunga National Park
Activities and attractions in Virunga national park
For potential travelers planning safaris to Congo, Virunga national park offers a variety of tourism activities and attractions. Gorilla watching is the most done activity in the park followed by Nyiragongo volcano climbing. Other activities in Virunga national park include nature walks, scenic viewing, chimpanzee trekking and bird watching among others. A single gorilla permit in Congo costs $450, which is fairly cheap compared to $600 in Uganda and $1500 in Rwanda. Virunga national park is therefore a best gorilla destination for budget gorilla safaris.
gorilla families in virunga
As said already, Virunga national park is a home to all these families and have gone through the training process and are familiar with human presence. The Congo gorilla families are Rugendo family, Munyaga gorilla family, Kabirizi gorilla family, Humba gorilla family, Lulengo family, Mapuwa gorilla family, Nyakamwe gorilla family and Bageni gorilla family. Each family is visited by a group of eight people a day for an hour.
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Gorilla Trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo is an exiting activity that can be both carried out in mountainous areas of Virunga and lowlands of Kahuzi Biega National Park.This makes it only country that has both low and high land gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo mainly takes place in Virunga National Park which is a habitat to over 250 habituated mountain gorillas and is home to 8 habituated gorilla families available for tracking all year round. It also shares with Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. All 3 countries are directly inter joined by the Virunga massif. Congo today is a very safe and secure compared to its past events and the destination is currently taking visitors to visit Eastern part of Congo rich with some of the best spots to visit in Africa.
Gorilla Permits for Gorilla trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo are very low and affordable compared to others it costs $400 Per Person which today stands as the cheapest option to see gorillas in their natural habitant. Uganda’s gorilla permits goes for $600 while Rwandas gorilla permits goes for $1500 Per Person. Congo gorilla trekking offers a cheaper alternative for tourists to meet the rare mountain gorillas and fulfill a life time adventure. Its possible for a visitor to visit gorillas in Congo on just a 2 day itinerary program from Gisenyi crossing through Goma city.
Despite being a gorilla attraction center, Democratic Republic of Congo is also a land of diversity with various attractions like the world’s largest active lava lake of the Nyiragongo volcano where Hiking tours to the top of mount Nyiragongo are done daily with overnight at the top of the Volcano.
For an amazing tour the following are necessary
Virunga offers moderate hikes when trekking in the jungle forest with through bushes, trees and vines You need a walking stick (s) available at the part offices, good hiking boots, plan for rain, long sleeve shirt is useful when walking in the forest parts, park at least 3 L of water, a snack, long pants, long socks which you tuck in your pants to prevent insect bites), gloves because if lots of thorns in the forest, hire a porter (available at starting point), take cash to tip the guides.
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