Both Congo Gorilla Tours and Safaris of the Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas are adventurous. These are viewed in Virunga Gorilla Park and Kahuzi Biega National park respectivelly . You can combine Congo Gorilla Tours with Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Gorilla Tracking in Uganda.
Comparing Congo Gorilla Tours with Gorilla trips to Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Park and Volcanoes Park in terms of trekking experiences, Congo Gorilla Tours are hectic and difficult since the trek is done deep in the Mountains in search of Mountain Gorillas.
Gorilla Trekkers who sign up for Gorilla Tours in Congo are guided by armed Game Rangers responsible for Mountain Gorilla Conservation in Virunga Gorilla Park. The game rangers keep track of the Gorilla Movement with the help of GSP.
Congo Gorilla Trek Procedure
With a secured Gorilla permit, normally issued a day to the D Day, All Congo Gorilla Tours start early in the morning at 7 am after break fast, transfer to Gorilla starting point at Bukima for briefing and allocation of Gorilla Families to trek.
The duration for trekking exercise during Congo Gorilla Tours depends on the location of the gorillas. Depending on where the Gorilla Family built their Nests the previous evening. The Game rangers of course keep tracking these Gorilla Families and advise trekkers to keep low their voices as they approach these endangered mountain Gorillas.
What to pack for Congo Gorilla Tours
Passport, a valid Gorilla permit, Trekking boots for Congo Gorilla Tours, Water proof Flash free Camera to take pictures Batteries, Jacket, Trousers, Insect repellent, Trekking stick for Gorilla Tours, Drinking Water, Snacks, a Raincoat, a Ruck suck and a Porter to carry your luggage during Congo Gorilla Tours
Precautions to take for Congo Gorilla Trekking
-Book your Gorilla Tracking permit at least 1 – 3 days in advance to enjoy Gorilla Tours in Congo
-Take some few jabs such as Yellow Fever Vaccination, as you will not be allowed to participate in Congo Gorilla Tours neither to enter the DRC without proof of this inoculation. Hepatitis A, typhoid, meningitis, and rabies injections, as well as anti-malarials are also recommended for Congo Gorilla Tours.
-Apply for Congo Tourist Visa in advance, if you Book Congo Gorilla Safari through Katona Tours and Travel, You will be charge 100US
-Adults over 15 years of age only qualify for Gorilla Tours