A Guide to Congo Gorilla Trekking in Virunga & Kahuzi-Biéga
Our 2023 guided Congo gorilla trekking tours to Virunga & Kahuzi-Biéga National Parks. Gorilla trekking in DR Congo is ideal for budget and adventure travelers who prefer to travel off the beaten path. At $400 per permit
Congo Gorilla tours and Congo Gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is one of the less explored treasures in Africa though it hosted Africa’s protected areas. Go on a Congo Gorilla Tracking safari/Congo Gorilla Tours and explore the less explored Gorilla habitat of Virunga National Park or Kahuzi Biega National Park for Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas respectively.
Congo Gorilla Trekking
Virunga National Park is the only place where you can see Mountain Gorillas in Congo. The park is in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) created in 1925. 8 Gorilla families have been habituated in the park for Gorilla trekking. These groups have been made familiar to human presence.
These groups are Kabirizi, Rugendo, Humba, Mapuwa, Bageni, Lulengo, Munyaga, and Nyakamwe Gorilla families. All groups are open for trekking with each permit costing US$ 450 to spend a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas.
All our gorilla trekking trips support communities and preserve nature – which helps you get closer to both.
Within Virunga are also two active volcanoes namely Mount Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira. Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470 m above sea level. It is one of the most memorable lifetime activities to undertake. Imagine hiking and spending a night at the top of an active volcano.
On Long Gorilla Safaris in Congo, combining a Gorilla trekking experience with a hike to Mount Nyiragongo is one of the popular options.
The country is also lucky to have both Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas found in Kahuzi Biega National Park. You can also take your Congo Gorilla Trekking -by trekking the Lowland Gorillas that are even easier to trek.
We offer different kinds of Congo Gorilla Safaris as well as other safaris in Congo. With the client interest as a key determinant, we customize Gorilla tours for clients who have a Short time in Congo or even those who would want to explore much more of this intrepid traveler destination in Long tours;
Best Congo gorilla trekking safaris
Specifically for tourists who just want to trek Gorillas in Congo, we have Short/budget Congo Gorilla Tour packages. Here are our Sample short Congo Gorilla trekking itineraries from Goma or Rwanda for both Mountain Gorilla trekking and Lowland Gorillas. These tours are basically for Gorilla trekking without visits to other destinations.
3 Days Congo Gorilla tour from Kigali could be the cheapest 3 Days Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Africa. Congo sells the cheapest Gorilla trekking permits in Africa and this gives an advantage to travelers.
3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Trek Safari for a less strenuous Gorilla tour in Congo. This 3 Day Lowland Gorilla trek is a short itinerary that offers Great experiences trekking the Lowland Gorillas.
4 Days Congo Gorilla Trek & Nyiragongo Hike from Kigali is the best adventurous tour to Congo for intrepid travelers. If you want to have one of the most amazing experiences like climbing up an active volcano.
Frequently Asked Questions about Congo gorilla trekking
There are always many questions about the Gorilla trek in Congo and these include the best time, accommodation, Gorilla safari cost, the best way to travel, and many more. Here are the frequently asked questions about Gorilla tours in Congo with the most updated information.
Is Congo gorilla trekking safe?
The forest trek is safe but tough – Mountain gorillas live in montane forests, which means you have to walk along forest trails to find them. A gorilla trek is all about seeing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat, after all.
How much does it cost to see gorillas in Congo?
The gorilla trekking permit in DRC is the cheapest out of all three countries. It costs $400, whereas Rwanda is $1500 and Uganda has a permit for $700. To take the entire tour package, you may need to pay for lodging and meals as well as your transportation and park entry.