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Congo Gorilla Safari. We customise memorable Gorilla Tours in Congo taking you Gorilla Trekking Congo. Book a Congo Gorilla tour / Congo Gorilla Trek with Mount  Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari trip and climb Nyirangongo – the world`s biggest active lava mount. Gorilla trekking Safari in Congo`s Virunga National Park, are a journey to the natural richness and breadth of biodiversity that takes you to visit Congo Mountain Gorillas with in the world’s second largest rain forest and the largest on the African continent. The intense wilderness encounter is intercepted by warm and very welcoming local people showing their fascinating genuine excitement to the foreign visitors. This is one of the great off the beaten adventures that world travellers can think of in this modern era.

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In Democratic Republic of Congo, the famous Mountain Gorillas thrive in Virunga National Park which was declared a world heritage site by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and lies to the East of the country sharing borders with Uganda and Rwanda.

Covering 7800km2, Virunga National Park is home to over 200 Mountain Gorillas and is part of the greater Virunga Massif straddling across Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda where 480 Mountain Gorillas more than a half of their world population thrive.

Due to its position, the travellers interested in Mountain Gorilla trekking safaris in Congo to Virunga Park can easily access it from Kigali via Gisenyi and Goma. It is only 3 hours drive from Kigali. For those connecting in from Uganda, the border post at Bunagana can serve the due purpose. The Congo Visa can be purchased at the border. Read More

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Gorilla Safaris in Congo / Dr. Congo Gorilla Safari Tour Trip in Africa present remarkable Gorilla trekking Safari in Congo`s Virunga National Park, a journey to the natural richness and breadth of biodiversity that includes the world’s second largest rain forest and the largest on the African continent. The intense wilderness encounter is intercepted by warm and very welcoming local people showing their fascinating genuine excitement to the foreign visitors. This is one of the great off the beaten adventures that world travellers can think of in this modern era.

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In Democratic Republic of Congo, the famous Mountain Gorillas thrive in Virunga National Park which was declared a world heritage site by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and lies to the East of the country sharing borders with Uganda and Rwanda.

Covering 7800km2, Virunga National Park is home to over 200 Mountain Gorillas and is part of the greater Virunga Massif straddling across Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda where 480 Mountain Gorillas more than a half of their world population thrive.

Due to its position, the travellers interested in Mountain Gorilla Safaris in Congo to Virunga National Park can easily access it from Kigali via Gisenyi and Goma. It is only 3 hours drive from Kigali. For those connecting in from Uganda, the border post at Bunagana can serve the due purpose. The Congo Visa can be purchased at the border.

Regulations to Gorilla Trekking in Congo-Virunga National Park

  • The count of eight (8) people are allowed to track one gorilla family per day so as to minimise stress
  • Only trekkers with a minimum of 15 years of age are allowed to visit Mountain Gorillas in Congo.
  • The Gorilla Trekking time is from 8am – 7pm.
  • The duration of actual Mountain Gorilla Viewing is limited to one hour for conservation purposes
  • The visitors with infections including flue are not allowed to track Mountain Gorillas as such diseases can easily be transmitted
  • A minimum distance of 7 meters is mandatory while with the Mountain Gorillas to avoid close contact that may result into disease transmission
  • The hands must be washed before commencing the gorilla trek
  • Turning away the face from the Mountain Gorillas in case of sneezing or coughing is recommended
  • Keeping the voices down while in the gorilla forest is recommended
  • The visitors should do away with smoking and eating while with the Mountain Gorillas
  • The gorilla trekkers should desist from littering in the gorilla forest as the garbage attracts bacteria and yet the Mountain Gorillas can as well wish to taste on the materials especially food stuffs
  • The gorilla trekkers should keep calm in situation of Gorilla charging, desist from direct eye contact with the gorillas and crouch down.
  • In case of toilet need, the trekkers should let the park ranger know about it and dig a hole in the forest which will be fully covered after use.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo requires one to be in possession of a gorilla trekking permit which is given out at $400. In the low season months of April, May, October and November presents a challenging trek due to heavy rains but offer discounted permits at $350. Congo’s gorilla permit stands as the cheapest in the region if compared to Uganda gorilla safari permit of $600 during the normal season and $450 in the low season and Rwanda gorilla safari permit that stands at $1500 throughout the year.

Besides the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo also features Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi – Biega National Park. The low land gorilla safaris in Congo commence in Kigali Rwanda which is the closest International Airport but can as well start in Bukavu if the person is already in Congo Bukavu.

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CONGO NATIONAL PARKS GAME RESERVES, CONGO SAFARI ATTRACTIONS

Democratic Republic of Congo recorded to be the Africa’s second largest country is considerably vast and her biodiversity is unmatchable. However, the political unrest that has characterized her for decades compromised the conservation efforts leading to heavy loss of wildlife species.

But the destination Congo still feature a range of National Parks and following the ceasefire especially to the East of the country, the wildlife populations have began to breathe again.  The notable Congo Safari National Parks include; Virunga National Park, Garamba National Park, Salonga National Park, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Kundelungu National Park, Mangroove National Park, Upemba National Park and  Maiko National Park. Read More

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The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border. Read More

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

The wildlife reserve is situated in Ituri district, northeast of the Democratic republic of Congo; near the border of Central African Republic in the North; Sudan in the North East; and Uganda in the west. Read More

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Lying east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Maiko is a National Park divided into 3 sectors that spread in a total area of about 10,885Km². It is shared by provinces of North Kivu, Orientale and Maniema. Read More

Elephant at Kahuzi-biega Park Congo gorilla trekking safaris

About 1899Km (25Hrs), south east of Kinshasa capital, lies Upemba National Park (Parc National De l’Upemba). The park is situated in the South east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga province, Hauti-Lomami District. Read More

Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga National Park Congo

Mount Nyiragongo in Congo’s Virunga national park within the Virunga massif is one of Africa’s recently active stratovolcano. Mount Nyiragongo lava lake has ever been known as the most voluminous lava lake. The mountain is about 3,470m Read More

Congo Travel Information

Congo Travel Information

Congo Travel Information

Kinshasa City Congo

Congo Travel Information, Best Time to Travel to Congo, Congo Health Considerations, Congo Visa Information, Congo National Parks Game Reserves, Congo Safari Attractions. Following the Civil wars that occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the Independence time, the travel in the destination Congo has been limited and only undertaken by the most adventurous or daring travellers along with businessmen.
Fortunately, that Congo is no more. The expanses of Congo stretching from Kinshasa to Goma, the Rwanda border to the Congo River system until its emptying in Atlantic Ocean, destination Congo only features amazing riches of the continent of Africa with diversity of wildlife, scenery and culture all thriving in a tranquil and peaceful environment.

With the assistance of the Chinese, a range of infrastructural developments including roads and rail lines connect Democratic Republic of Congo with the neighbouring states especially the Republic of Congo. The range of Airlines also connect to Congo including; Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airways, South African, African Sky, Air France, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines. Kinshasa the main capital of Democratic Republic of Congo features a range of twenty (20) carriers that operate flights to it.
The City of Kinshasa is one of the lively cities on the continent of Africa with rich internet access; International cuisine including European, Middle Eastern, Asian, Western and Asian Cuisine is available in most of the restaurants and actually across the main Cities of Congo while the Night life is full of fun listening to the famous indigenous Lingala songs.

At the centre piece of the famous Congo basing ranked as second largest tropical rain forest in the world following the Amazon, there lies the famous Congo River noted to be offering the world’s greatest river journey. Apparently, the cruise along the Congo River is possible subject to correct home work.
Regarding the accommodation, the a range of comfortable hotels and lodges including 5 start hotels are being constructed across the main towns while Safari lodges present accommodation for travellers on Congo Safaris and tours. The Kinshasa Hotels range from around $60 but a Congo safari undertaker friendly room is around $80 – $300. Read More Here

Best Time to Travel to Congo

Best Time to Travel

The average day time temperature in Democratic Republic of Congo is 24 degrees Celsius while the nights are between 16 degrees Celsius and 21 degrees Celsius. The Annual rainfall ranges from 1100mm to 2000mm while seasons of the year are categorized into four namely; October to December which is a long rainy season, January to February is a short dry season, March to April is a short rainy season and May to September is a long dry season.

The Odzala National Park is the main destination in Democratic Republic of Congo and features 1500mm every year and the best time to visit it is May to December.

Kinshasa City Congo

Congo Travel Information

Kinshasa City Congo

Kin La Belle stands a long-aged misnomer nestled in its monster of electric African sky as visible across all the streets. Kinshasa stands as one of the vibrant African cities famed for its indigenous music and less dangerous compared to some other African cities. The Lola ya Bonobo is about one hour’s drive from Kinshasa which is the popular site for day excursion from the city.

The Democratic Republic of Congo features the best hotels in the Central of Africa including the famous Kempinski Residence and Fleuve Congo Hotel. Though the nightlife is buzzing in Kinshasa, you can’t take a walk in a range of places at night apart from the areas close to embassies and good hotels.
Kinshasa is popular for its history, music and culture, the neighbouring McVallee Lake and the Bonono Orphanage. The boat ride to Kisangani is a lasting adventure into the Congo’s darkest wild. The Avenue de tourisme presents the best scenic drive along River Congo in Kinshasa.

The men in uniform are common along the road drives in Democratic Republic of Congo and they may or may not request for money from foreigners but it is advisable to carry along a pocket change for a bottle of soda for them. It is important to keep calm and sense of humour as it would help to make things smooth along the way.

If you opt to connect to Kisangani by public ferry, be prepared for an awful but a lasting adventure of its own. It is always expensive if not dangerous to procure or hire own boat to Kisangani. The public Ferry departs Kinshasa with 2 – 4 platforms in tandem that turn into floating dirty market places per 10 – 20 days.

Connecting to Kisangani takes about 15 – 20 days and the boat does not pass through the secluded and beautiful parts of Congo River. There is need for flexibility until you land on a bunk and though you may be required to secure a four bed room alone, the guarantee is low that you will have it yourself. Mosquitoes and Theft are common along the Ferry and this is not a cruise ship thus hot, not clean and unsafe. It is always exciting to see some fish being sold some of which have never been documented in science prior.

The private boat operators also exist and can as well be used where you travel in a covered boat marked by powerful engines along with a full team of porters, cooks, camping gear and permits.

On a sad note, at about 400km River Congo stretch in the south of Kisangani has developed the man eating crocodiles and canoeing and kayaking should be avoided along that area.

IS CONGO SAFE?

It can be noted that Congo is Safe. The Kinshasa City is recorded to be even safer than Johannesburg and Nairobi where crime rate is high. However, like other cities, there are parts on Kinshasa that one should not walk in alone at night.

Despite the negative media coverage positioning Congo as a land of war torn people, the destination Congo is steadily rising from the civil war conflict especially to the east of the country and presents harmonious travel platform for the world travellers. But the issues of men in uniform still remain though could be avoided with a friendly gesture and compliance. Read More Here

Congo visa inforamtion and airport hassless in Kinshasa

CONGO VISA INFORMATION AND AIRPORT HASSLES IN KINSHASA

CONGO TRAVEL INFORMATION

CONGO VISA

The travellers intending to take up Democratic Republic of Congo Safaris and tours require a valid passport and tourist Visa. The Passport should be valid for six (6) months with at least one blank passport page on which the Visa can be stamped.

You require a letter of invitation from your host company in Democratic Republic of Congo which you will attach on the Visa application letter submitted to the local embassy or online at travisa. The letter of invitation has to specify the period of stay, place stay and contact information. The computer generated flight itinerary from a travel agency or an airline detailing the port of entry and exit from Democratic Republic of Congo is as well required.

Other requirements include; the birth certificate copy and a notarized consent letter for minors, medical requirements especially the International Yellow Fever Vaccination and financial statement with enough money to sustain you during the entire period of stay in DR Congo. Important to note is that Democratic Republic of Congo is usually given as Congo- Kinshasa to avoid confusion with the neighbouring Congo Republic.

The duration of the Congo Tourist Visa which can be obtained at all accredited Congo Consulates world over is 90 Days for Single entry but Multiple Entry Visas are as well available. Kinshasa Airport though not so developed handles considerable traffic compared to the Brazzaville across the River. At Kinshasa, you may have issues going through the Immigration formalities in terms of delay and intensive scrutiny but a small tip can take you through such hurdles. Read More Here

Health Considerations in Democratic Republic of Congo

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The travellers planning a safari to Congo are advised to consult with their doctors for any necessary medical arrangement. But generally on top of yellow Fever Vaccination, the traveller has to take along Malaria medicine as recommended by his / her doctor.

It is always advisable to have travel insurance or look out for embassy assistance in case of an emergency to advise on recommended hospitals though emergency evacuation to South Africa or Europe is much better if the problem is too serious.

GETTING TO & AROUND DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

CONGO TRAVEL INFORMATION

Travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo

A range of Airlines connect to Kinshasa from Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis Ababa along with a range of other European cities. Asia and America have not yet had direct flights to Kinshasa.

In DR Congo, the Korongo Airlines is the dominant carrier operated by Brussels Airlines and it flies between Kinshasa and Lubumbashi and Johannesburg.

The African low cost carriers though affordable haven’t reached Kinshasa but once they do, it will be great.

The Plane Charters of up to 10,000 connecting to Basankusu with thousands of Bonobos in the heart of Congo can be arranged either from Entebbe Uganda or Kinshasa.

Democratic Republic of Congo can as well be accessed overland through a range of border posts including Bunagana for Uganda and Goma for Rwanda for those interested in Congo Gorilla Safaris in Virunga National Park.

It is also possible to enter close to Bangui in Central Africa Republic or from Cameroon and these borders are less troublesome so long as you are in possession of a visa. While entering through Angola is still a challenge due to a range of illegal stops along the road by even people who pose as officials.

Crossing at Ndola close to Lubumbashi from Zambia is possible and would cost $40 – $60 for the Visa with no questions. But Lubumbashi is quite far from Kinshasa.

Katanga region has good road access constructed by the French, Chinese and African hands as they seek to connect to the mineral rich region to the ports of Atlantic Ocean at Matadi.

There are buses from Kinshasa that connect to the main towns including Matadi costing $13 and Boma $20. Read More Here

GORILLA FAMILIES IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO

Virunga National Park is a proud habitat of close to 1004 of these gentle mountain giants according to the latest gorilla counting reports from the park. Scientifically termed as Gorilla beringei beringei, Mountain Gorillas are typically gentle and amazingly shy and calm animals that have thick and long fur and this enables them to live in cooler temperature climatic zones, each gorilla can be identified basing on its nose print which is unique to each individual, adult males can weigh as much as 195 kg with a standing height of 168cm or 66 inches while their female counterparts can weigh 100kg with a height of 140 cm or 55inches.

Mountain gorillas are diurnal animals as they are very active in the early morning and evening hours which they use for foraging or eating, they maintain an herbivorous diet which consists of leaves, fruits, tree branches and bamboo shoots. these gentle mountain giants are both D.R. Congo’s and Virunga National Park’s tourism signature symbol. These gorillas live in families of about 5 to 30 and is headed by a predominant male called a silverback due to its silver like lining on its back. It should be noted that, not all gorilla families that habituate in Virunga National Park can be viewed by tourists because not all of them have been habituated for human interaction and also there is a high risk of passing diseases between humans and gorillas. Virunga National Park has 8 habituated gorilla families and these include

Rugendo family

Rugendo family was one of the gorilla families that were habituated first in 1985. It was initially led by a silverback named Rugendo who unfortunately got killed in 2001. Rugendo is believed to have fathered most of the silverbacks such as Mapuwa, Humba, Nyakamwe, Baseka, Ruzirzbwoba, Mukunda, Kongomani, Mburanumwe, Lubutu and Bahati and these silverbacks head various gorilla families in the Virunga region. Rugendo was succeeded by his son Senkwekwe. In 2008, the leadership of Rugendo family saw another silverback named Bukima come to power due to a power vacuum that had been created by the mysterious death of Senkwekwe in 2007. Bukima was a solitary silverback who was formerly a member of the Buhanga group and also had a spell at Munyaga family. Rugendo family comprises of 9 members with 3 silverbacks, 1 black back, 1 adult female, 2 sub adult females and 2 babies. This family is found habituating in areas around Mikeno sector in between Bukima and Bikenge.

Munyaga family

Munyaga family is led by a dominant silver back called Munyaga who was actually a solitary silverback roaming the jungles of Virunga but in February of 1998, he met Buhanga gorilla family that was under the leadership of an adult female named Nsekuye hence Munyaga imposed himself as the male dominant head of this family taking over from Nsekuye. Munyaga’s family lost all the females of the group due to numerous interactions with other gorilla families such as Kabirizi and this forced Munyaga to abdicate from his due to lack of females to mate with within the family in 2007, this in turn created space for the top leadership position which had become vacant after Munyaga’s abdication. Mawazo another silverback in the family stepped up to fill the void and he now reigns as the dominant silver back of Munyaga family up to today. Munyaga family has 9 members which include 3 silver backs, 2 adult females, 2 juveniles and 2 babies. This family traverses’ area around Bukima.

Mapuwa family

Mapuwa family was founded by one of Rugendo’s sons Mapuwa who left his father’s family Rugendo for solitary life in 1995 at round the same time his brother Ruzirabwoba also left the Rugendo family. In 1998, Mapuwa interacted with the Lulengo family and he managed to annex 2 of its adult females namely Kagofero and Kanepo with whom he started his own family. Over a period of close to 20 years, Mapuwa family has expanded and evolved to reach a membership count of 22 individuals with 3 silverbacks, 3 black backs, 6 adult females, 4 juveniles, 2 sub adult females and 5 babies. During all this transformation, Mapuwa is still at the helm of this family as the dominant silverback.

Lulengo family

Initially named as Rugabo family, this was one of the 1st gorilla families to be habituated in the Virunga park in 1985 with Rugabo as the dominant silverback, Rugabo’s reign at the helm was cut short only after 9 years at the top when he got shot dead along with 2 other females and an abduction of one of the juveniles in the group named Mvuyekure in 1994, although Mvuyekure was successfully rescued from poacher who had intended on selling him in neighboring Uganda. The leadership void created by the untimely demise of Rugabo was filled when one of his sons Lulengo stepped up for the leadership position. Being a younger leader, Lulengo family experienced loss of many of its family members due to interactions with other gorilla families such as Rugendo. As of today Lulengo family has 9 members with 1 silver back, 3 adult females, 1 sub adult male, 3 babies and 1 juvenile. Lulengo family habituates in areas around Jomba.

Kabirizi family

This group was habituated around 1994 and by this time it was under the leadership of Zunguruka as the dominant silverback. Zinguruka later on died from his old age and was succeeded by his son Ndungutse who stay at the top only lasted for a few years as he got fatally shot amidst a cross fire between the Congolese army and a Rwandese rebel group around Bukima patrol area. Following the death of Ndungutse, his son Buhanga took over the reign of the group but he faced stiff resistance from his brother karateka hence they had a bitter stand off after which karateka managed to annex 3 family members but these were soon taken back by Buhanga on 10th January 1998 following an interaction with karateka and this left karateka as a lonely wonderer without any family to belong to. On 06th February 1998, the fight for supremacy continued on when Buhanga had a bitter contest with Kabirizi who was by then a loner silverback.

The contest left Buhanga severely bruised but out of sheer power he managed to keep the family stuck together. Buhanga later on succumbed to his injuries which left the family without a dominant silverback to take over the reign, this led to an adult female named Nsekuye to take on the leadership role acting as a dominant silverback to keep the family together. Nsekuye’s leadership was a short spell as she was overthrown on 23rd February 1998 by Munyaga who was a loner wondering the jungles of Virunga. Kabirizi continued interacting with Munyaga until he managed to get back all his females that Munyaga had annexed earlier on, he also had managed to annex more family members from Luwawa family whose dominant silverback had been killed sometime back in1995.

This made the Kabirizi family to be so large and as result, the group split into 2 groups on 27th January 2013. Kabirizi was left with 16 members while the breakaway faction led by Kabirizi’s son Bageni left with 20 members. Kabirizi as of now comprises of 19 members with 2 silverbacks,1 black back, 1 sub adult male, 3 sub adult females, 4 juveniles and 4 infants. This group can be found in the Bukima area.

Bageni family

Bageni family was formed when Bageni silverback son of Kabirizi decided to split from his father’s family Kabirizi and form his own family in January of 2013. Bageni left Kabrizi family with 20 individuals including his mother Mapendo and some of his brothers. Over the past few years, Bageni has managed to oversee growth of his family and now controls a family of 26 individuals with Bageni as the dominant silverback, 2 black backs, 10 adult females, 1 sub adult female, 3 juveniles and 9 babies. This family can be seen in Bukima and Gatovu areas

Nyakamwe family

The Nyakamwe family came into existence after split from Humba family which was as a result of internal bickering between Humba the leader of Humba family and his younger brother Nyakamwe. Nyakamwe managed to break away from Humba with 10 family members on the 24th of April 2014 leaving Humba with only 6 members under his control. Nyakamwe now leads a group of 11 members with 2 silverbacks, 1 black back, 3 adult females, 2 juveniles, 1 sub adult female and 2 babies. This family is found in Bukima area of Virunga national park

Humba family

Humba family was created after a split from Rugendo family in 1998. Humba is a son to Rugendo but he left his natal family with 6 individuals among which was his brother silverback Nyakamwe. By 2014, Humba had grown his family to 16 members but a bitter rivalry erupted between Humba and Nyakamwe after which Nyakamwe managed to break away from Humba with 10 of his family members and started his own group. After a few months, Humba managed to get new members into his family like a sub adult female Kakule left Munyaga group and joined Humba. As of now Humba has 10 family members of which 3 are silverbacks, 2 are adult females, 1 is a sub adult female, 2 are juveniles and 2 are babies. Humba family is located in the Gatovu and Bikenge areas.

With 8 habituated gorilla families, Virunga National Park gives you a new dimension of gorilla tracking as you get to explore this beautiful tucked away paradise as you search for the gorilla families that habituate in the forests of Virunga ranges. Just like in Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda and volcanoes national park in Rwanda, gorilla tracking here is also done in groups of not more than 8 people who get to track each family of gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo

Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo

Kahuzi Biega National Park has the eastern low land gorillas. Eastern lowland gorillas are the largest of the 4 existing gorilla species with a male eastern lowland gorilla having an average weight of 210kg or 460ib while females weigh less with an average weight of 100kg or 220ib. the males have an average standing height of 1.85m or 6.1ft while females stand at an average of 1.6m of5.2ft. The eastern lowland gorilla has large stocky arms and a short muzzle with less fur on the head. These gorillas have a jet-black coat similar to that of mountain gorillas. The male eastern gorillas still have a grey coat which will eventually turn into a silver grey coat especially on the back hence the terming silver back. Just like their mountain cousins, lowland gorillas live in large groups called families which are headed by an alpha dominant male, whose main responsibility is to offer protection to his family. The family can consist of members ranging from 2-35 on average including a number of adult females and their off springs. When these off springs mature especially the male, they are likely to leave their natal family, become bachelors for a time being as they try to attract females to join them and form their own family. These gorillas are usually calm giants who will even shy away when directly contacted. These gorillas are normally herbivores eating leaves, fruits, stems and small insects such as termites and ants. They are not usually seen drinking water and its believed that this is so because they foliage mostly on leaves that are highly succulent with high water content. Eastern gorillas have a gestation period of about 8 and ½ months and will breast feed their babies for around 3 years’ time. Male infants will only reach maturity at 12 years while the female babies will attain maturity at 10 years.

How Many Gorilla Families Are in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

Kahuzi Biega National Park has 8 gorilla families but only 2 of these have been habituated for tourism purposes and they are

Chimanuka family

Chimanuka family is led by a dominant silver back called Chimanuka. This family comprises of 36 members which include 17 females and 18 infants aged 6 months to 9 years old. This family has heavily defied odds by having 4 sets of twin births which is highly uncommon among the gorillas.

Mugaruka family.

This is the second habituated gorilla family in Kahuzi Biega National Park. This family is under the leadership of Mugaruka as the dominant silverback and he his highly protective of his family members always fighting with Chimanuka and other gorillas who come to annex some of his family members. Unfortunately, Mugaruka lost one of his hand to a poacher’s trap and this has greatly hindered his ability to protect his family and as a result all his family members left him and joined Chimanuka hence leaving him in a solitude state.

With 2 habituated gorilla families, Kahuzi Biega National Park gives you a new dimension of gorilla tracking as you get to explore this beautiful tucked away paradise as you search for the gorilla families that habituate in the forests of Kahuzi Beiga National Park ranges. Just like in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, gorilla tracking here is also done in groups of not more than 8 people who get to track each family of gorillas. When a family tracked is seen, the tourists are given an hour to photograph and observe these gorillas as they go about their rounds in their natural habitats. Kahuzi Biega National Park offers 16 gorilla permits per day hence prior booking is recommended. Gorilla permits here cost 400$ per person per day.

How Many People Can Track a Gorilla Family in Virunga National Park D.R. Congo?

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN TRACK A GORILLA FAMILY IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

Each gorilla family in Virunga National Park can be tracked by a group of people between 1-8 individuals. This means that if you come in group of more than 8 people you will be divided in groups of not more than 8 individuals and each group will track a different gorilla family at the same time.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

In order to experience the thrill of tracking these adorable giant but shy mountain gorillas, you need to come to Virunga National Park during the dry season months June- October and January – February. The dry season is the best time to track gorillas in Virunga National Park because accessibility is quite easy during the dry season and the trails for gorilla tracking are also navigable. During the dry months, the weather is very fine in Virunga National Park with temperatures ranging in the mid-20s and there are low chances of rain though it may occasionally rain especially in the afternoon hours. You can also track gorillas during the wet months, gorilla families tend to stay nearer in the lower slopes of these ranges due to abundance of food in these lower slopes of the ranges hence making the trekking time shorter and quite easy for you but still loaded with a multitude of unimaginable experience. During the rainy season you should come with some rain gear as it can shower anytime of the day but it doesn’t rain all day.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A GORILLA TREKKING PERMIT IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

A gorilla trekking permit in Virunga National Park should be booked at least 3 months, this is because the demand of gorilla trekking permits in Virunga National Park is very high as there are only 8 gorilla families in Virunga national park translating into only 64 permits available per day.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A GORILLA TREKKING PERMIT IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

A gorilla trekking permit in Virunga National Park comes along with services which include entry fees to the park, services of a guide/ranger that will accompany you as track a gorilla family and it also gets you an hour with the gorilla family after successfully tracking and finding its current location.

HOW AND WHERE TO GET GORILLA PERMITS FOR GORILLA TRACKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

Gorilla tracking permits for Virunga National Park can only be obtained from the Virunga national park using their website or through a tour operator who will buy it on your behalf as part of your tour package to Virunga National Park.

WHAT IS THE COST OF GORILLA TRACKING PERMITS IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

Gorilla tracking permits in Democratic republic of Congo in Virunga National Park are relatively cheap as compared to other permit prices within the region only costing 400USD for a permit and secure yourself a magical experience of a life time with these gentle mountain giants.

DOES VIRUNGA NATIONL PARK HAVE DISCOUNTED GORILLA PERMITS?

Yes, very true, since 2018, Virunga National Park has discounted gorilla permits has discounted gorilla permits. The discounted gorilla permits are available in low season periods. During this time, discounted gorilla permits can be bought for as low as low 200USD, these discounted permits are only available between 15th March- 15th May for the first batch and the second batch of these permits is available between 15th October – 15th December every year.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE OF GORILLA TRACKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

All people of all ages are welcome to Virunga National Park. However, the gorilla tracking experience is only available to visitors who are aged 15 years and above. This so because of the greater challenges that might be involved like tracking gorillas for a long time or getting scared on seeing the gorillas themselves as they are huge animals. Children below 15 years shouldn’t be left behind on a visit to Virunga National Park as there are other activities they engage in such as birding, game drives.

HOW LONG IS GORILLA TRACKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

Gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park can take anywhere between 1 hour to possibly 8 hours before you will find the gorilla family you have tracked. The tracking time will majorly depend on the location of gorilla family whether it is near or very far away, it will also depend on the moods of the gorillas you have tracked, if they seem to be agitated, your ranger guide will cut short your time with the gorillas so as to ensure that you are safe because these animals are wild can sometimes be aggressive though this is a rare occurrence because before gorilla families are open for tourism purposes, they go through a rigorous habituation process in which they get to acclimatize to human presence near them so rest assured that you will be safe.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF SEEING A GORILLA FAMILY IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

Your chances of seeing a gorilla family in Virunga National Park are high almost over 90% because before you track a gorilla family, park rangers track it very early in the morning, establish its current location and will radio to your ranger guide about the current location of the gorilla family you are to track so that you have prior knowledge of their location before you set out to track that family. The only challenge that might raise is that of the gorilla family to keep changing its location

What Rules Should I Observe Before Starting the Gorilla Tracking Process in Viirunga Park Congo?

WHAT RULES SHOULD I OBSERVE BEFORE STARTING THE GORILLA TRACKING PROCESS IN VIIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

  • For anyone to take part in this activity, they should be aged 15years and above.
  • A maximum number of 8 visitors may visit a group of habituated mountain gorillas in a day. this minimizes behavioral disturbance to the gorillas and the risk of their exposure to human-borne diseases.
  • Always wash your hands before you head out to the gorillas on the way to the gorillas:
  • Please always keep your voices low. you will also be able to observe the great bird life and other wildlife in the forest.
  • Do not leave rubbish in the park. whatever you bring into the forest should be carried back out with you.
  • You will be taken to where the guides observed the gorillas the day before. from there you will follow the gorilla’s trail to find them. Look out for the gorilla’s nesting sites along the way!
  • When you approach the mountain gorillas, the guides will inform you to get ready.

WHAT RULES SHOULD I OBSERVE WHEN I GET TO SEE THE GORILLAS IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

  • A 7-meter (21 feet) distance should tried to be observed at all times from the gorillas. the further back you are, the more relaxed the group will be.
  • You must stay in tight group whey you are near the gorillas.
  • Keep your voices down at all times. however, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
  • Do not smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. eating or drinking inevitably will increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
  • Sometimes the gorillas charge. Follow the guides example (crouch down slowly, do not look the gorillas directly in the eyes and wait for the animals to pass). Do not attempt to run away because that will increase the risk.
  • Flash photography is not permitted! when taking pictures move slowly and carefully.
  • Do not touch the gorillas. They are wild animals.
  • The maximum time you can spend with the gorillas is one hour. however, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
  • After the visit keep your voices down until you are 200 meters away from the gorillas.

WHAT ARE GENERAL HEALTH RULES THAT ARE OBSERVED ON GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

  • Remember that mountain gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases. the following rules are ways to minimize the risk your visit might poses to them:
  • Respect the limits imposed on the number of visitors allowed with the gorillas each day. this minimizes the risk of disease transmission and stress to the group.
  • If you are feeling ill, or you are carrying a contagious disease, volunteer to stay behind. an alternate visit will be arranged for you, or you will be refunded your money.
  • If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze when you are near the gorillas, please turn your head away and cover your nose and mouth in order to minimize the spread of bacteria or viruses.
  • Always stay 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas. this is to protect them from catching human diseases.
  • Do not leave any rubbish (eg. food wrappers) in the park; foreign items can harbor diseases or other contaminants.
  • If you need to go to the toilet while in the forest, please ask the guide to dig you a hole with his panga. Make sure the hole is 30 cm deep and fill it in when you are finished.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING OR CARRY ON YOUR GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK D.R. CONGO?

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  • Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with the jungle sounds.
  • Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water
  • Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
  • Bring a photo of film camera. using flashlight is not permitted so we recommend using films of 400-800 ASA.

How Many People Can Track a Gorilla Family in Kahuzi Biega National Park

How Many People Can Track a Gorilla Family?

Each gorilla family in Kahuzi Biega National Park can be tracked by a group of people between 1-8 individuals. This means that if you come in group of more than 8 people you will be divided in groups of not more than 8 individuals and each group will track a different gorilla family at the same time.

What Is the Best Time to Track Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

In order to experience the thrill of tracking these adorable giant but shy mountain gorillas, you need to come to Kahuzi Biega National Park during the dry season months June- October and January – February. The dry season is the best time to track gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park because accessibility is quite easy during the dry season and the trails for gorilla tracking are also navigable. During the dry months, the weather is very fine with temperatures ranging in the mid 20s and there are low chances of rain though it may occasionally rain especially in the afternoon hours. You can also track gorillas during the wet months, gorilla families tend to stay nearer in the lower slopes of these ranges due to abundance of food in these lower slopes of the ranges hence making the trekking time shorter and quite easy for you but still loaded with a multitude of unimaginable experience. During the rainy season you should come with some rain gear as it can shower anytime of the day but it doesn’t rain all day.

How and Where to Get Gorilla Permits for Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

Gorilla tracking permits for Kahuzi Biega National Park can only be obtained from the Kahuzi Beiga National Park using their email where you write to the park and book a gorilla tracking permit or through a tour operator who will buy it on your behalf as part of your tour package to Kahuzi Biega National Park.

When Should I Book a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

A gorilla trekking permit in Kahuzi Biega National Park should be booked at least 3 months, this is because the gorilla trekking permits in Kahuzi Biega National Park are only 16 in number hence there is high demand for them.

What Is Included in A Gorilla Trekking Permit in Kahuzi Biega National Park?

A gorilla trekking permit in Kahuzi Biega National Park comes along with services which include entry fees to the park, services of a guide/ranger that will accompany you as track a gorilla family and it also gets you an hour with the gorilla family after successfully tracking and finding its current location.

What Is the Cost of Gorilla Tracking Permits in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

Gorilla tracking permits in Democratic republic of Congo in Kahuzi Biega National Park are relatively cheap as compared to other permit prices within the region only costing 400USD for a permit and secure yourself a magical experience of a life time with these gentle eastern lowland giants.

Does Kahuzi National Park Have Discounted Gorilla Permits?

Yes, it’s very true. Kahuzi Biega National Park has discounted gorilla permits available to students at a cost of only 200USD.

What Is the Minimum Age of Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

All people of all ages are welcome to Kahuzi Biega National Park. However, the gorilla tracking experience is only available to visitors who are aged 15 years and above. This so because of the greater challenges that might be involved like tracking gorillas for a long time or getting scared on seeing the gorillas themselves as they are huge animals. Children below 15 years shouldn’t be left behind on a visit to Kahuzi Biega National Park as there are other activities they engage in such as birding.

How Long Is Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park can take anywhere between 1 hour to possibly 8 hours before finding the gorilla family you have tracked. The tracking time will majorly depend on the location of gorilla family whether it is near or very far away, it will also depend on the moods of the gorillas you have tracked, if they seem to be agitated, your ranger guide will cut short your time with the gorillas so as to ensure that you are safe because these animals are wild and can sometimes be aggressive though this is a rare occurrence because before gorilla families are open for tourism purposes, they go through a rigorous habituation process in which they get to acclimatize to human presence near them so rest assured that you will be safe.

What Are the Chances of Seeing a Gorilla Family in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

Your chances of seeing a gorilla family in Kahuzi Biega National Park are high almost over 90% because before you track a gorilla family, park rangers track it very early in the morning and will radio to your ranger guide about the current location of the gorilla family you are to track so that you have prior knowledge of their location before you set out to track that family. The only challenge that might raise is that of the gorilla family to keep changing its location

Rules For Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National park Congo

What Rules Should I Observe Before Starting the Tracking Process in Kahuzi Biega Nattional Park D.R. Congo?

  • Always wash your hands before you head out to the gorillas on the way to the gorillas:
  • Please always keep your voices low. you will also be able to observe the great bird life and other wildlife in the forest.
  • Do not leave rubbish in the park. whatever you bring into the forest should be carried back out with you.
  • You will be taken to where the guides observed the gorillas the day before. from there you will follow the gorilla’s trail to find them. Look out for the gorilla’s nesting sites along the way!
  • When you approach the mountain gorillas, the guides will inform you to get ready.

What Rules Should I Observe When I Meet the Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

  • A 7-meter (21 feet) distance should tried to be observed at all times from the gorillas. the further back you are, the more relaxed the group will be.
  • You must stay in tight group whey you are near the gorillas.
  • Keep your voices down at all times. however, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
  • Do not smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. eating or drinking inevitably will increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
  • Sometimes the gorillas charge. Follow the guides example (crouch down slowly, do not look the gorillas directly in the eyes and wait for the animals to pass). Do not attempt to run away because that will increase the risk.
  • Flash photography is not permitted! when taking pictures move slowly and carefully.
  • Do not touch the gorillas. They are wild animals.
  • The maximum time you can spend with the gorillas is one hour. however, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
  • After the visit keep your voices down until you are 200 meters away from the gorillas.

What Are General Health Rules That Are Observed On Gorilla Tracking Safari in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

  • Remember that mountain gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases. the following rules are ways to minimize the risk your visit might poses to them:
  • Respect the limits imposed on the number of visitors allowed with the gorillas each day. this minimizes the risk of disease transmission and stress to the group.
  • If you are feeling ill, or you are carrying a contagious disease, volunteer to stay behind. an alternate visit will be arranged for you, or you will be refunded your money.
  • If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze when you are near the gorillas, please turn your head away and cover your nose and mouth in order to minimize the spread of bacteria or viruses.
  • Always stay 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas. this is to protect them from catching human diseases.
  • Do not leave any rubbish (eg. food wrappers) in the park; foreign items can harbor diseases or other contaminants.
  • If you need to go to the toilet while in the forest, please ask the guide to dig you a hole with his panga. Make sure the hole is 30 cm deep and fill it in when you are finished.

What Should I Bring or Carry On a Gorilla Tracking Safari in Kahuzi Biega National Park D.R. Congo?

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  • Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with the jungle sounds.
  • Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water
  • Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
  • Bring a photo of film camera. using flashlight is not permitted so we recommend using films of 400-800 ASA.

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