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Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari Tours
Safaris in Congo including Gorilla trekking safaris are at their inception stage not because the destination is new but due to the long period of insecurity that had blocked Safari travel especially in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The dense forest tract of the Equatorial bulge which is only second to the Amazon in the whole world is still intact with its rich flora and fauna among of which are endemic to Congo on a world scale like the Okapi.
The Congolese people still feature their long standing traditions and heritage of the Lingala culture notable in the region by their Lingala Music that still locks the Jazz bands in the regional cities like Uganda’s Kampala.
Being one of the three (3) habitats where the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive the world over, Congo Gorilla Safaris head to Virunga National Park close to the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Besides the Mountain gorillas, the destination Congo also features the Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking safari encounter in Kahuzi-Biega National Park located in the South Kivu Province. These two combined put Congo at the helm of other gorilla safari destinations since it offers two different gorilla species experience.
The gorilla trekking permit in Congo is still affordably priced at $400 compared to Rwanda’s $1500 and Uganda’s $700. Congo features a range of other wild life apart from Mountain and low land gorillas. The endemic Okapi coupled with Chimpanzees, elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos, the Bongo antelope, lions, leopards among others combine to make the Congo Wildlife Safaris possible and memorable.