Overview of your 1Day gorilla trekking safari in Congo Virunga national park
Your 1 day gorilla trekking safari in Congo Virunga national park is a short break safari to the only habitat to mountain gorillas in West Africa. Congo is blessed to have part of the only remaining mountain gorillas that of recent recovered to more than 1,000 in the Virunga massif where Virunga national park is situated. The park is popular for Congo gorilla trekking safari tours because its close to the border with Rwanda and Uganda and the amazing gentle giants that live there.
This 1 day gorilla trekking safari in Congo Virunga national park is suitable for Congo gorilla safari tourists who are already residing in Goma in eastern Congo north Kivu province which is the closest town to the national park. Virunga national park established in 1925 is the oldest national park in Africa and definitely one of the diverse regions a tourist on Congo gorilla safaris can tour. In just 1 day you will have an experience of an African jungle and meet the elusive mountain gorillas that remained existent in only 3 countries in the world. Within the Virunga massif is Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for Rwanda gorilla trekking safari tourists and in Uganda is Mgahinga gorilla national park for Uganda gorilla trekking safari tourists.
Details of your 1Day gorilla trekking safari in Congo Virunga national park
Your professional Congo safari driver guide will pick you up from your place of residence as early as 6:00am after your breakfast and start the drive to the park headquarters. Upon arrival at the park headquarters, you will be briefed by the park rangers and this is the time when you are allocated a gorilla family to trek. The briefing starts at 8:00am as the rangers take you through the gorilla trekking etiquette for a Congo gorilla tour.
After briefing, you will head into the jungle with other trekkers and armed park rangers for about 2-5 hours depending on where the gorillas spent the previous night. After meeting the gorillas, you are allowed to spend only 1 hour at the presence of the mountain gorillas as you take your memorable pictures. After the trek you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide for a drive back to your place of residence or lodging facility in Goma.
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Spend just a single day in Africa’s oldest national park trekking gorillas and you wont regret. Its worth discovering something new in one day than doing anything else