Visiting DRC Congo means discovering a less explored virgin wilderness. Congo produces the second most amount of oxygen to the planet through it’s the Congo Nile Basin coming second after Amazon Forest. It carries one of the best safari destinations in Africa and one of the most extinct species of primates – The mountain gorillas. Congo is one of the mountain gorilla trekking destinations that you must visit. We offer very affordable Congo safaris to destinations like Virunga National Park, Mount Nyiragongo, Kahuzi Biega National Park, Lake Kivu and more. Our Congo safari packages are designed for price sensitive travelers with an option of a luxury upgrade. Let us introduce you to this virgin country by planning your holiday. Whatever your travel budget is, we are ready to match it and organize for you comfortable Congo tours. Worried about security? The country is very safe and secure despite having a violent past. We are one of the Congo travel companies you can confide in for a thrilling experience. Please look through some of our Congo safari packages below.
Unlike other gorilla trekking destinations, Congo was gifted with both mountain gorillas and lowland gorillas. Mountain gorillas live in mountainous and hilly areas where as lowland gorillas live in lowland areas. Congo’s mountain gorillas are found in Virunga National Park along the Virunga Conservation Area (VCA). A small portion of the lowland gorillas live in Virunga with majority inhabiting Kahuzi Biega and Odzala-Kokoua National Parks. Down south of Virunga is Mount Nyiragongo – The most dangerous active volcano in the whole world. Ascending and descending this mountain takes approximately 12 hours and two days to complete respectively. This Congo safaris experience is a whole book of adventure – one you should endeavor to engage in.
Why go on Congo safaris?
Your main reasons for going on Congo safaris should be gorillas and Mount Nyiragongo. Unfortunately, not all national parks in Congo are open for tourism because of insecurity threats. Apparently, Most of the our safaris in Congo feature Virunga, Kahuzi Biega and Mount Nyiragongo. When you visit Virunga, make it a point to visit Tchegera Island. It is an awesome place to relax after a hectic gorilla tracking experience. Most tourists combine their gorilla tracking encounter with a Nyiragongo hiking adventure.
When to visit Congo
This is very essential. Prior to your Congo safari holiday, you crave for the best experience. Much as Congo is an all year safari destination, not all months will give you the kind of experience you yearn for. The best time to visit Congo is during the dry months of the year: June to September and December to February. You can still visit outside these months only that the weather becomes unpredictable. Even if it rained on your day of gorilla trekking, this is Africa. Rain will fall, the sun comes out to dry the soil and life moves on.