Things to do on Congo Safari Tours ; Democratic Republic of Congo can be visited throughout the year but best time to travel there safely without disappointment of heavy rain is during the long dry season from May to September and December to February. Its temperature also drops slightly during these months. The shorter dry period occurs in January and February.

Things to do on Congo Safari Tours /attraction to see

 The Democratic Republic of Congo is renown as a primitive destination, boosted with three species unique gorillas both Eastern low gorillas and Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees and Bonobos – Chimpanzees are like apes which isn’t found anywhere else in the world. On visit to Congo Gorilla Safaris, you will be able to track habituated chimpanzees and gorillas in their nature inhabitant as well as having other chances of seeing   primate’s species along forest walk such as colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys, baboons, mangabey and bush babies among others, Things to do on Congo Safari Tours.

Enjoy hiking adventure on the Mount Nyiragongo which is renown as one of the world’s most active volcanoes and overnight hikes will take you up to the summit raising about 3,470meter peak for impressive views over the surrounding landscape and the town of Goma.

Things to do on Congo Safari Tours
Mount Nyiragongo

 However, Congo Safari offers the best tourists destination in Africa and has world’s most beautiful national parks that teem with   wide range of wildlife species.  More so, Congo National Parks have impressive feature that rewards tourist’s sights such as landscapes, water bodies, end green forest and unique species like elusive Okapi, Things to do on Congo Safari Tours.

Due to the country’s big size ‘’Democratic Republic of Congo offers a lot of attractions and diversity place of visit.

Gorilla trekking /Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorillas are the largest land creatures that can be found in three countries   that is Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo which can be encountered in their nature inhabitant.  In Congo Mountain gorillas can be encountered in Virunga National Park which was once called Parc National des Virunga which is the oldest park found at the rim of Albertine rift valley located in the Eastern side if the Democratic Republic of Congo and was formed in 1925 to protect the endangered mountain gorillas hence Virunga national park is one of the three national parks in Africa to see the unique mountain gorillas in the world.

More then, Virunga has an elevation of about 68 meters to 5,109 meters bordered by Rwanda and Uganda in the east. The park is one of the oldest and largest national park in East Africa that covers an area of about 8,090 square kilometers and the two one of the world’s most active volcanoes are found in the park which includes; Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamuragira.

 The park is recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site because of its wide diversity of habitats, impressive landscape thus making it one of the most interesting places to visit in Africa. Virunga national park a home to more than 3,000 fauna and flora species and more than 300 are endemic to the Albertine rift valley including the primates among others.

The most done activities in park are the mountain gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking experience. It is very possible to combine both gorilla trekking and mountain hiking.

Things to do on Congo Safari Tours
Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking is quite a memorable life experience which starts early in the morning with a briefing at the park meeting point and after you will head out to the forest trails accompanied with park rangers who leads you to gorilla family, as you will also be able to watch other primates like golden monkeys, elusive Okapi and birdlife. The experience can take about 5 to 6 hours’ trek depending on the gorilla movements. Once they are allocated, trackers are given one hour to stay with them and be able to learn about their amazing life styles, feed, play, spend their day long in their nature inhabitant. Still it can be an impressive time to enjoy memorable photography and video capturing.

 Note; Congo Gorilla Trekking   sounds as the cheapest experience one to opt according to other two countries.

Congo Gorilla Trekking Permits costs USD400 per person per trek

 Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permits costs USD700 per person per trek

 Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit costs USD1,500 per person per trek

In Uganda gorilla trekking can be done two outstanding Gorilla national park such as; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

In Rwanda gorilla trekking can be done in Volcanoes National Park.

Hiking Mount Nyiragongo Volcanoes

 Mountain Nyiragongo lies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and known as one of the top beautiful and active volcanoes and a large stratovolcano positioned near Lake Kivu at the Eastern border of Democratic Republic of Congo. Moreover, this mountain ranks one of the 8 distributed volcanic mountain   and both Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamuragira are still active. Of which Mount Nyiragongo measure   about 3,470 meters high with a 1.3 kilometers diameter summit caldera containing the world’s most active and largest lava lake which is extremely fluid lava that runs as water when the lava lake drains, Things to do on Congo Safari Tours.

Meanwhile, Mount Nyiragongo has experienced several eruptions, unfortunately like that which happened on January 2002when a lava flow prompted over 200,000 people to flee and about 250 lives.   However, it last erupted on 22nd May 2021 where lava flows extended to the city of Goma thus displacing many peoples live, properties among others.

Hiking Mount Nyiragongo is the most tourist attraction that attracts thousands of tourists to flock into Virunga national park in order to experience life in high in the mountain as we spend a night for great views of the boiling lake in the night and then hike down the next day with great memorial life experience at the lava.

Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park 

 You can opt to do lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park a home to rare Eastern lowland gorillas   which are inhabits of dense with lowlands rainforest, Afromontane forests, bamboo forest and small areas of sub-alpine prairies. It’s UNESCO World Heritage site   because of its existence of the unique habituated lowland gorillas.

Things to do on Congo Safari Tours
Senkwenkwe Gorilla Orphanage

Visit Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage  

This is one of the place   in Democratic Republic of Congo where you can visit and be able to sight see orphanage mountain gorillas and it’s a home which was officially opened for public tourism in 2010 and worldwide known as place to see mountain gorillas that have lived successful in captivity. Get started planning now! Take a visit to Congo’s best safari tour package –Gorilla trekking combined with hiking adventure to Mount Nyiragongo.

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