Blessed with one of the world’s most spectacular creatures the mountain gorillas, and bounded by a green fringe of bushland, Democratic Republic of Congo offers the best gorilla safari experiences along with a multitude of different experiences. From memorable gorilla trekking to hiking Nyiragongo volcano which shelters the world’s largest lava lake and other world Heritage wilderness areas in all parts of Congo. Be sure to leave time in your travels to experience both – a few days enjoying the delights of Virunga national park, combined with some time to venture into the surrounding countryside to enjoy the local produce, iconic wildlife, sights and experiences.
A congo tour with gorilla Trek Africa aims at immersing you to all spectacular locations & experiences with a gorilla tour perfectly tailored to your interests.Gorilla Trek Africa further takes you to virunga national park in Democratic Republic of congo. Regardless of the horrific Congo’s history, the country offers you the best gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo volcano hiking that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. interestingly, Congo offers affordable gorilla trekking experience at a cost of 450usd for a gorilla permit which make it a best gorilla tour destination for budget travelers. There are 8 gorilla families that have been habituated in Virunga national park available for trekking.
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Enjoy 2 days gorilla trekking tour to Virunga national park a home to the 8 gorilla families in the Virunga conservation area. Gorilla Trek Africa offers you this memorable experience at 450usd for a gorilla permit. Read More
Book a 4 days safari to Congo rewarding you with a memorable gorilla trekking experience in Virunga national park and Hiking to the summit of Nyiragngo Volcano. Read More
Gorilla Families in Virunga National Park
Travelling to Congo is an ultimate gorilla safari adventure which undeniably expose travelers to the less visited endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. As you drive towards the eastern part of Congo, there comes Virunga national park a home to 8 habituated gorilla families ready to receive travelers. A face-to-face encounter with Congo gorillas is an excellent and ethical package bringing you close to gentle giants in their natural habitat. Travelling to see gorillas in the tropical forest of Congo is particularly a not miss venture which help travelers to appreciate how a good health and wellbeing of gorillas in their natural habitat is paramount. The park borders volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda with which they form the Virunga massif. The habituated gorilla troops in Virunga national park include:
Comprised of 32 members, kabirizi is an interesting gorilla group to visit headed by kabirizi as dominant silver back. The family dwells in Bukima sector and was initially named Ndugutse after which it was renamed kabirizi following the death of the silver back Ndugutse in the cross fire by the rebel group. Kabirizi took over the leadership of the family in 1998 after his habituation from being wild. Kabirizi gorilla group has an interesting history, which make an encounter with it an experience for lifetime.
Habituated in 1989, Rugendo gorilla family is the oldest gorilla family in Virunga national park. Presently, the family has 9 members, which has decreased from the past 18 members in the past. The decrease in family size started in 1997 when the family split into two and half of the family went with Humba to form another group. The family is now under the leadership of Bukima as a dominant silverback.
The family was formerly part of the Rugendo family till 1998 when Humba agreed with his father (Rugendo) to separate and form an independent family. Humba left Rugendo family with 8 members who included 3 babies, I black back and four adult females. At present, the family has expanded to 16 members including 2 silverbacks. Humba is known for being a humble and calm family which many tar veers have yearned to trek.Read More