Primate trekking in Congo : Primate trekking involves locating and observing wild primate in their natural habitat. This activity typically requires knowledgeable guides who are familiar with terrain and behaviors of the primates. It involves hiking through the dense forest where primates are found. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a home to divers number of primates scattered in various protested area such as in Virunga National Park located in the eastern part, Kahuzi-Biega national park in the east, odzala-kokwa national park in the northwest and Nouabale’-Ndoki national park bases along the Congo basin in the north. All these mentioned destinations are home to various species of Monkeys and other ape’s species which can also be seen during trekking in the forest. Primate safaris are one of the safaris mostly booked by tourists visiting Congo and many have revisited the experience as unforgettable, magical, life-changing, and worth the money spent.

Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Mountain gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park is the famous activity conducted by every visitor while on Congo primate tours, and the mostly prized primates in in the planet. Mountain gorilla trekking is one of then fascinating and exciting primates to see while in any safari in Africa. This primates are incredible species found only in three destinations that’s in volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Mgahinga national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park in Uganda as well as Virunga national park in Congo itself. Due to the fact that Mountain gorillas also shares 95% of their DNA with human beings hence appear to be man’s closest relatives. This makes them very risk to contract human infectious diseases such as colds/influenza and diarrhea because tourists trek every day and spend some time with gorillas in the forest.

Chimpanzee trekking in Virunga national park

Virunga national park is one of the best destination for chimpanzee tracking safaris. Virunga national park is located in the eastern part of the democratic republic of Congo, the park is known for its diverse array of primates including chimpanzees. The park offers guided trekking tour to visitors to hunt this fascinating primates in the forest  , visitors are offered opportunity to observers thus fascinating and playful primates up close inn the natural habitants while supporting the conservation efforts of the country

Colobus monkey trekking in Salonga national park

Salonga National Park is the only national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo where colobus monkey trekking can be possible. The park in the heart of the democratic republic of Congo. The park covers a vast area of approximately 36,000 square kilometers (14,000 square miles) and is one of the largest tropical rainforests in Africa The park is popular for its diverse wildlife including larges number of the colobus monkeys. The park is one of the largest tropical rainforest in Africa and is home to variety of species including primates like colobus monkeys, bonobos and other monkey kinds. Visitors on a primate safaris in the park gets an opportunity to participate in monkey tracking as wells wildlife viewing , including colobus monkey tracking experiences, allowing visitors to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat for only one hour while supporting towards the parks conservation effects.

Eastern lowland gorilla tracking in Kahuzi-Biega national park

Kahuzi-Biega national park is one of the best destinations in the Democratic Republic of Congo where eastern lowland gorilla trekking can excite every nature seeker. The park is located in the eastern province of the democratic republic of Congo and is a home to a large number of the eastern lowland gorillas. The park offers visitors with guided walk through the jungles of the tropical lowland forest in hunt for this awe-inspiring primates with an experienced rangers, upon encountering with this gorillas visitors are allowed to interact with them while observing how they carry their daily activities in their natural habitat.

Primate trekking in Congo

Western lowland gorilla tracking

Tracking this captivating primates is famously done in Nouabale’-Ndoki national park. The park is located in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the park is located in the remote protected area housing a huge population of the western lowland monkeys. While in a Congo primate safaris in the pristine rainforest, visitors will get a chance of been guided inside the forest to search for this captivating primates in their natural environment while observing how their behaviors.

Cost of Congo primate permit

Primate permits is a document that authorizes one to see the primates species in the wild and it  is issued by the Institut Congolese Pour la Conservation de la Nature which is a body managing the tourism activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo .The cost of primate permit in the democratic republic of Congo vary depending on the primates species or the destination for example gorilla trekking permit in the Virunga national park and Kahuzi-Biega national park cost $400  per person, while chimpanzee trekking permit cost $100 per person . Visitors planning to take part in a Congo primate excursions are advanced to book for their permits 2 or 3 month earlier

Best time to see the primates in Congo

The best time to see primtes in the Democratic Republic of Congo is typically during the dry season that runs from June to September, with July and August being particularly favorable months. During this time, the weather is drier, making trekking conditions more manageable, and vegetation is less dense, improving visibility.

However , Congo primate safaris also do organize primate safari to those visitor who wish to explore the hidden gems of the Congo forest while on Congo primate tours during the wet seasons which usually occurs from October to May, but trekking conditions may be more challenging due to rain and muddy trails.

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