Gorilla trekking permits in Congo are the cheapest in all the Gorilla trekking Countries and many travelers have booked permits to trek in Congo over the years. Within the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are two types of gorillas i.e. mountain gorillas which inhabit Virunga national park and the Eastern low land gorillas which inhabit Kahuzi Beiga National Park. The two parks i.e. Virunga National Park and Kahunzi Beiga National park are located in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo both bordered with Uganda and Rwanda. They are a UNESCO heritage site. Congo Gorilla Trekking permits can be got from or issued by the Virunga tourism office located close to the Goma border.
Congo Gorilla Trekking Permits cost USD 400 per person per day which is valid for an hour once you find the gorillas to explore the unique gorillas in their natural habitats for a given booked date of enjoying the trek. You’re given one hour to stay with them and learn about their lifestyle and also to see how they survive in the montane rain forest. Each national park has habituated gorilla families within these families and its where gorilla trekking takes place with the help of a professional guide who accompanies you to their trailhead within the forest.
Congo gorilla trekking permits are always available and easily to be booked. Tourists are advised to book in Advance before there time of arrival in Congo which can be bought at Virunga Tourism office that lies close to the Goma border. Holding a valid gorilla trekking permit is the only way to engage in this amazing experience. Booking gorilla permits in Congo may look to be difficult and to do your booking so easily is by help of the tour operator like Achieve global safaris. We also offer other tour packages in Congo and all you need to do is to get in touch with us to process your Congo gorilla permits.
Required documents: We may not start booking gorilla permits without any verification of the personal identification of our visitors. The required documents expected include a passport and Visa.
Congo gorilla trekking permits cost USD 400 per person per day and when it comes to visiting Congo gorilla tours, you need to have valid gorilla permits to encounter these great apes in their nature habitats. As you reach the park you will be requested to present in your gorilla permits which shows that your part of the trek.
Tourists who wish to encounter mountain gorillas or eastern lowland gorillas we advise you to book your gorilla permits in advance before your time of arrival to Congo. Congo gorilla permits can be booked or bought from Virunga Tourism Office just near the Goma border which is few meters away from Virunga national park. We advise you to book with a well-known tour company or tour operator.
To engage in gorilla trekking tour these are necessities you should come with or you should not forget to pack including Hiking boots can help you on slippery ground, long pants, walking stick, mineral water bottle, cash for tips i.e. you should not forget to tip our guides, cameras with enough battery and many more.
Rules followed before embarking for gorilla trekking:
- They allow only 8 people to participate in gorilla trekking and given one hour to watch them the way feed-in there inhabits. Children below the age of 15 are not allowed to engage in gorilla trekking activity.
- Do not leave rubbish in the park.
- Sick people are not allowed to trek since gorillas are closely related to the human gene with 98% DNA.
- You should keep a distance when meeting them in the forest.
- You should stay in tight groups
- Flash disc cameras are not allowed in the wilderness.
Where to stay when you’re on gorilla trekking tours in Congo:
You can spend your night at Goma town before you trek then tomorrow morning our tour guide driver picks you from the hotel and takes you to the park’s headquarters for a short briefing and after you head to their inhabits. There are many options of lodges and hotels within and outside the park ranging between luxury, mid-range, budget and these include; Mikeno lodge, Exodus Bukavu, Mount Nyiragongo summit shelters, Bukima Tented camp and many more.
Best time to do gorilla trekking in Congo is throughout the year especially in dry seasons from the month of June to October and December to February.