Congo Gorilla Safari Packages
These pre-planned Congo gorilla safaris are all-inclusive and can be customized to meet any traveler's demands.
Activities in Virunga National Park, DR Congo
Climb Nyiragongo VolcanoThe Lava Lake of the Nyiragongo Volcano, the largest in the world — This volcano, famous for its lava lake, is a technically easy climb from the direction of Goma. A trip to the top should take about 6 hours, most climbers spend the night at the top. This also makes it possible to see the boiling lava by night, when it becomes even brighter.
See The Mountain GorillasThe Mountain Gorillas are located in the Mikeno Sector, about a two and half our drive from Goma. They can also be approached from Bunagana (border of Uganda), jetting in from Kigali capital. The permit is $400, so slightly cheaper than in Uganda or Rwanda. The visits are also a bit more authentic and in smaller groups.
Visit the Tongo ChimpsA Habituated chimpanzee troop is found in the southern sector of Virunga National Park, west of the park headquarters of Rumangabo, Tongo is a unique forest island and home to a small population of chimpanzees. The forest lies on one of the lava flows from Nyamulagira Volcano and is estimated to be 300 years old.
When to Visit Virunga in Congo
Dry seasons Rains ease during the long dry (mid-May to September) and short dry (mid-December to mid-March). June–July - Baby gorillas are named during the Kwita Izina ceremony. The long rains Although often wet from mid-March to mid-May, travel is still possible.