Nyiragongo Volvaco

GORILLA SAFARIS IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, CONGO

Travel to Eastern Congo for gorilla tracking has continued normally since March 2009.

These tours are to Congo, where you have an option of tracking any of the gorilla groups. Please follow any of the links below or browse furtheron ahead for details of the gorilla safaris to Congo.

To track gorillas each person must have the day's gorilla permit which needs to be arranged and paid for in advance. Contact us for the latest status of availability, even for last-minute bookings. Each gorilla park (Bwindi, Nkuringo, Nshongi and Mgahinga in Uganda, Parc National des Volcans [PNV] in Rwanda and Virungas Gorilla Park Congo) has different numbers of permits per day (Bwindi and Ruhija 32, Nkuringo 8, Nshongi 8, and Mgahinga 8, in Uganda; in Parc National des Volcans [PNV] of Rwanda's seven Gorilla Groups 56, and Virungas Gorilla Park Congo 32 respectively). These are mountain gorillas, staying in high up in the mounatins of Bwindi, up to 4000metres ASL.

 

Our Congo gorilla safaris include;

Gorillas in Congo - 4 Days Gorilla Tracking in Congo - DRC1. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda

Gorillas in Rwanda and Congo - 6 Days Gorilla Tracking in Congo - DRC2. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda

Gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo - 7 Days Gorilla Tracking in Congo - DRC3. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. It can also be done starting and ending in Kampala, Uganda

Nyiragongo Volcano and Lake Kivu 6 Days - DRC4. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda

Click for a list of gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo

Click for other Safaris to Congo

Click for our travel information and booking terms for tours to Congo

Gorilla Groups: Bwindi, Mgahinga, Nkuringo, Nshongi, Congo, Rwanda

Gorilla rules and etiquette: Click for information on what to wear, what to carry, and recommended acceptable behaviour while tracking gorillas.

Click for information on flights to Congo

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ChimpanzeeOne will traverse dense growth in the dense forests of Congo, through swamps and wet undergrowth, and climb cliffs and high areas in search of them. Tracking can take as little as one hour up to as many as 8 hours when one returns to base camp. But the tracking is made easy by the rangers who would have known prior to your tracking, where the gorillas are. For environmental reasons, you are allowed a maximum of one hour with the gorillas.