Congo Gorilla Safaris from Uganda

Congo Gorilla Safaris from Uganda are amazing gorilla safaris which have travellers starting their Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda the Pearl of Africa. Are you interested in a Congo gorilla trekking safari but based in Uganda or on a Uganda safari but would like to do a Congo gorilla trekking safari as well? Well you do have an opportunity to enjoy Congo gorilla safaris without much of a hassle, and yes it is possible. For those travellers in Uganda, either on business or on a Uganda safari can actually proceed to the Congo for a number of activities, including gorilla safaris.


Most Congo gorilla safaris take place in the celebrated Virunga National Park that makes part of the Virunga Massif Area that encompasses Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda. Virunga National Park of Congo has one of the most diverse tropical rainforests in Africa, and the park is one of the oldest in the continent. Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park is the most done tourist activity in the park, but there are a number of other activities that tourists can do including chimpanzee tracking, chimpanzee habituation, hiking the Nyiragongo Mountain, bird watching, nature walks and cultural encounters.  

It should be noted that Congo gorilla safaris do not take place in Virunga National Park alone. There are two taxa of gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorillas found in Virunga National Park and the Eastern lowland gorillas found majorly in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Gorilla trekking in Congo therefore also takes place in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Travellers can therefore encounter both taxa of gorillas in Congo when they do book Congo gorilla safaris, unlike encountering only the mountain gorillas either in Rwanda or Uganda.

Congo gorilla permits are the cheapest as compared to the other two gorilla destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. Congo gorilla permits cost only $400 per person per trek, while Uganda gorilla permits and Rwanda gorilla permits cost $700 and $1500 respectively, per person per trek. It is therefore understandable when tourists do consider Congo gorilla safaris instead. It is possible to have Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda as well as Congo gorilla safaris from Rwanda, to spice up and also shorten your transfer fees as compared to when one does fly directly to the Congo, a very large in fact the second largest country in Africa that Congo gorilla safari destinations are far off from the international airport.

Booking or organising Congo gorilla safaris is not complicated at all. All one needs is to get in touch with the best tour operators that are knowledgeable about Congo safaris, especially about Congo gorilla safaris. These tour operators when you do get in touch with them will help you plan one of the best Congo gorilla safaris that you shall enjoy from the word go. All you need to do is get in touch with them by sending them an email, letting them know of your preferred dates of travel, your particular tastes and preferences, and the number of people to travel. They shall then share with you one of the most amazing Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda itinerary which you could customise further, if you wish to, and a perfect quote ranging from luxury to budget.

When is the best time to book Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda?

Congo gorilla safaris can be booked all throughout the year. Given that Congo gorilla permits are cheapest compared to other gorilla destinations, the gorilla permits do sell out very fast. To guarantee your Congo gorilla safari therefore, irrespective of your budget, is best to book at least 2 months in advance lest you missed out. For those travellers after discounted gorilla trekking safaris in Congo, however, the best time to book Congo gorilla safaris is during the time when Virunga National Park puts up discounted gorilla permits, usually in the months of March, April, May, early October, November and early December when Congo gorilla permits go as low as $200 per person per trek.

The best time to visit Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park for Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda is during the dry season which also doubles as the peak season, usually in the months of mid-December through February, and June through September.

There are a number of accommodation places that tourists on Congo gorilla safaris can stay in, either in Virunga National Park or Kahuzi Biega National Park, ranging from budget to luxury lodging options. Most notable lodging options include Mikeno Safari Lodge, Bukima Tented Camp and Kibumba Tented Camp among others.

Congo gorilla safaris are very interesting, and have travellers enjoying two great African countries. Gorilla trekking in Congo has travellers experiencing the wild in its authenticity, given that Virunga National Park is not really tampered with to a greater extent, thereby rewarding travellers with a true African jungle experience. Apart from gorilla trekking in Congo, tourists on Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda can enjoy hiking the Nyiragongo Mountain to see the world’s largest lava lake, as well as enjoy game drives in the Ishasha region in Virunga National Park. Get in touch with a reputable and knowledgeable tour operator to put together amazing Congo gorilla safaris from Uganda packages for you specifically, and get to explore the Congo

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