Budget Gorilla Trekking Congo


Contact the best tour companies in Congo and the nearby East African countries such as; Uganda and Rwanda, to organize for you every sort of safari you may want either a budget or luxury safari and it will be provided to you immediately. Some of the recommendable tour companies to choose from as you are planning to go for a gorilla safari in Congo include; Congo Parks, Eco Tours Congo, Eco Tours Rwanda and Eco Tours Uganda, among other companies.

For a budget gorilla trekking safari, Congo is indeed a perfect country that you should go in because whether you will go for a mountain gorilla trekking safari or low-land gorillas trekking safari, you will buy the permit at a lowest price as compared to the other gorilla trekking countries, especially those with mountain gorillas.

A mountain gorilla trekking permit is for only US$ 400, which is a very little price to Uganda’s US$ 600 and Rwanda’s US$ 1500 gorilla trekking permits. Any of the above tour agencies that you will have chose from will organize for your budget gorilla trekking safari in Congo thoroughly well and it will be in place to tell you the most affordable things that you will be using while in Congo. The agency will provide you with the affordable safari vehicles that you will use on your budget gorilla trekking safari in Congo such as super customs, safari vans and others.

There are many good budget accommodations in Virunga National Park (home to mountain gorillas in Congo) that the agency will have to book for you one. Some of the good budget accommodations in the park include; Bukima tented camp, Kibumba tented camp, and Lulimbi tented camp, among others. The agency will guide you on how to get a cheaper trip for gorilla trekking in Congo for example: Travel in the group and save money, as a best gorilla tracking tours it’s easy when you travel in the group of 4 people to 6 people or family is manageable because the costs goes down and also much more fun.

When traveling in the group the price goes down by 40% to 50% per person and this is because you share the costs and most of the things like hotel rooms, car fuel and many other things while on the safari. Therefore, traveling in the group will help you save your money while you are getting much fun with the colleagues in Virunga National Park getting a lifetime experience of gorilla trekking. Whatever your budget is, your tour agency will ensure that you still get to enjoy a comfortable experience.

Budget gorilla trekking in Congo is often wrongly understood to come with poor or non sufficient facilities which is very wrong and fully depends on the kind of the tour agency you choose to take care of your gorilla trekking experience. If you choose to use one of the above mentioned agencies (Congo Parks, Eco Tours Congo and others), you will be offered exceptional advice and the agency will ensure that you get true value for your money. Your chosen agency will organize for you satisfying budget gorilla trekking experiences equivalent to that of mid-range and some will reserve low quality facilities for you.

Whether taking on a budget gorilla safari or luxury experience, the above agencies provide 4X4 safari vehicles with professional driver-guides with excellent communication, experienced and knowledgeable beyond Gorilla trekking, and thus you will learn more about the communities and the nature as well.

Encounter Gorilla Tours Kahuzi Biega, Congo


Kahuzi Biega National Park is situated in Bukavu town near the western bank of Lake Kivu in the borders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. The park generates its name from the two volcanoes of Kahuzi and Biega, which are covered by the forest. Its land area makes it one of the biggest national parks in Congo and the whole of Africa sheltering a variety of wildlife life and birds.

In 1980 Kahuzi Biega National Park was included in the list of the world heritage site by the united nation has educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) due to its rich diversity. Regarding vegetation, Kahuzi Biega National Park comprise of marshes, forests, swamps, riparian forests and bogs, which serve as food and shelter for wild animals.

In the west of the national park is the dense guineo-congolian wet equatorial rain forest while the mountainous regions are covered by forest vegetation. The summit of the two volcanoes (Kahuzi & Biega) is covered by endemic plants, subalpine heather, grasslands and dry savannah grasslands among others. Just like the sister Virunga National Park, Kahuzi Biega National Park is managed by the Institute Congolais pour La Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) which in charge of conservation and tourism.

Kahuzi Biega National Park is a home top over 125 eastern lowland gorillas, which are scientifically called Grauer’s gorilla, and is the largest gorilla specie compared to mountain gorillas, western lowland gorillas and the cross-river gorillas. Besides gorillas, the national park is a home to other primates such as the eastern chimpanzees (pan troglodytes scheinfurthii) and owl faced monkeys (cercopithecus hamlyni) and several other mammals such as bush elephant (loxodonta Africana), bush buffalo, eastern needle-clawed Galago, Maclaud’s horseshoe bat, alexander’s bush squirrel and the mount Kahuzi climbing mouse. Also, the national park is a home to over 350 bird species some of which are endemic to the albertine region.

Kahuzi Biega National Park offers all you need on a safari. Being a home to the eastern lowland gorilla tours are the key activity done in the national park. An encounter with eastern lowland gorillas is an exceptional wildlife experience you should not miss out on your safari to Africa. The large size of these gorilla species make photography clear which provide travelers with memorable experiences. The trekking rules and regulations are similar to those of mountain gorillas and travelers must endeavour to follow the trekking these guidelines.

To ease the trekking experience, two families’ of eastern lowland gorillas have been habituated for trekking. Other activities that can be done include volcano climbing, forest walks, and cultural tours. In addition, take part in bird watching expecting to spot a variety of different bird species, which include Congo peas fowl, Yellow crested helmet-shrike, Rockefellers, horn bills’ species, Ruwenzori Turacos, sun birds and trogons among others.

Travelers to Kahuzi Biega national park are assured of excellent and first class food and sleeping services at affordable prices. The recommended accommodations include L’Orchids safari club, coco lodge, hotel begonias Bukavu, exodus Bukavu, Lakeside hotel Bukavu and Mount Kahuzi hotel Bukavu among others. These lodges/hotels have experienced kind and hospitable people ready to serve you with excellent services at any time of the day/night.

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