2024/2025 Congo Gorilla Safaris
Congo Gorilla safaris give a chance to tourists to meet the most endangered mountain gorillas and spend time with them Gorilla tracking or trekking in DR-Congo can only be in Virunga National Park, Congo also has eastern lowland gorillas which are found in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Congo Gorilla safaris in Virunga National Park, this park can be easily accessed via Kigali Rwanda, or via Uganda in the Kisoro district of southwestern Uganda on the Bungana border, Our main access point for 2024/2025 gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park is Kigali International Airport which is about 4 to 5 hours drive to reach Goma town in Congo, and if you choose to access Virunga via Uganda you have the drive or fly to Kisoro, from Bunagana border in Kisoro it takes about 2 to 3 hours drive to reach Virunga national park starting of Congo gorilla tracking safaris.
DR-Congo has another exciting activity that can be combined with a gorilla trek; Mount Nyiragongo volcano is the world’s largest lava lake and the most active volcano found in Congo’s Virunga national park, Hiking/climbing Mount Nyiragongo active volcano summit gives a chance to see by yourself the every boiling lava lake in Africa which can be easily viewed in the evenings and at night.
The oldest national park in Africa Virunga National Park with two main tourism activities gorilla tracking and Mt Nyiragongo hiking, This makes Virunga one of the most diverse parks in Africa, yet Virunga Nation Park is the less-visited park in Africa because of political conflicts in eastern Kivu part of DR-Congo. Virunga National Park is about 7800 sq km this park is known for its mountain gorillas, Mount Nyiragongo volcano, chimpanzee, bird species which is not found anywhere in Africa, and many more other animals.
Our 2024/2025 Congo gorilla safaris and Mt Nyiragongo hiking in Virunga National Park remain the best attractions in DR-Congo, Virunga National Park is also the most visited park in Congo, the fact is that gorilla tracking permit in this park is the cheapest among the three countries where you can see these endangered gorillas, so some people will prefer tracking gorillas in Congo because of price differences.
Virunga National Park has not yet been fully discovered because of insecurity which has been there for a long time; Virunga is not well marketed like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, because of good marketing and good security for tourists in Uganda and Rwanda are making hundreds and thousands of dollars every day from sells of gorilla trekking permits.
Because of mountain gorillas, Virunga National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, with threats Virunga has it still has the best ecological and ecosystem in the whole of Africa.