A gorilla permit in DR Congo costs only 400USD whereas in Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500. This Congo gorilla safari to Virunga National Park is designed to give our clients a cheaper but unique and perfect opportunity to do gorilla trekking at the great Virunga National Park which has so much to offer. The tour starts from Rwanda before crossing to Goma in DR Congo via Gisenyi. The gorilla trekking in Congo package includes visiting Lake Kivu and touring Kigali.
July to September are by far the driest months in the year. If you are looking at gorillas, this is the best time to track them. In addition, Congo has a raised landscape, an explanation for the cool climate. Nonetheless, if you are considering on coming for a gorilla tracking safari, it is ideally vital to observe and note that putting aside the reduced charges in the low season, the most excellent time to do gorilla tracking is in the two water less seasons of January to February and June to September which becomes much easier also because the gorillas feed in the lowlands.
Virunga National Park makes it perfect for you to track gorillas. Tracking gorillas is an extraordinary experience worthy to be taken because of the existence of the primates in Virunga National Park. These apes are charming, friendly and smart to be amongst. They are sub-divided into relational groups and carry different attributes like say the silver backs that act as the leaders, the fully developed female gorillas as the caretakers and the youthful who are only mischievous and are at all times within the trees.
The time spent while gorilla tracking varies and depends on the assemblage that is tracking, the common location of the gorilla family, the topography and weather to mention but a few. Tracking can take as little as an hour or can even go on longer till 5 hours. While on the hike all the way all the way through the forest, it is recommended that you tag along the leadership of your tour guide.
As you ascend onto the precipitous slopes of the volcanoes and into the jungle, you will need to tow yourself up the sharp paths by holding onto branches, plant roots, bushes, and many others. An on foot stick can also be handy. You are likely to get dehydrated so be sure to take a sufficient amount of water. The trek in to the forest can be exhausting but the meeting with these apes is worth every endeavour. Such an experience makes it ideal and perfect as well as adding value to money.