Beyond Gorilla Trekking In Congo : Are you a traveller interested in having a great time in the democratic republic of Congo? For travellers that are interested having a great experience beyond gorilla trekking in Congo this article will help you explore the different activities that you can participate in besides watching the gorillas to make your Congo safaris quite thrilling.
Although Virunga national park is not yet open for travellers to participate in the a number of activities in Virunga national park, once the park opens, it should be among the different activities that you should not miss out on to explore the beauty of the park and the wild. Hiking mount Nyiragongo will lead you to the world’s largest lava lake that can be seen while you hike to the summit to explore the different attractions in the wild as you make your way to the summit.
Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage
Still in Virunga national park, you can visit the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage where you will get an up close look at the gorillas as you get to spend more time with the orphaned gorillas and also get to take care of them for a day by bottle feeding them, playing with them cleaning their sleeping areas to help you get to understand more about the species in the captivity and the different rehabilitation process to ensure that they are trained to get ready to be released back in the wild.
Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary
Just like Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage where you will get to watch the abandoned and orphaned gorillas, visiting the Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary will lead you to chimpanzees that may have been injured by poachers, left orphans and some whose parents were smuggled to other countries. At the sanctuary the chimps are well taken care of and can also be treated for a number of the different injuries while in the wild which is quite fascinating to watch.
Visiting Congo to participate in birding in a number of national parks and different destinations like Virunga National Park will lead you to a number of different bird species to make your birding safaris in Congo quite memorable. The country is home to over 800 different bird species which makes it the perfect destination for travellers interested in watching a number of different bird species. You will get the chance to watch about 100 different bird species on your bird expedition depending on the number of days that you participate in the activity in the wild. Among the different bird species are from the guinea Congo biome, a number of Albertine endemic bird species. Some of the different bird species that can be seen include; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler, blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola and many other the bird species.
Golden monkey trekking
For the primate safaris in Congo, you will have the opportunity to participate in golden monkey trekking in Congo which will lead you to the habituated golden monkey troops in the wild that you will get to spend an hour with the species observing a number of their different features. It should be noted that the golden monkeys are found in the high elevations compared to the mountain gorillas which makes the activity quite challenging which means you should be physically and emotionally so that you hike to the bamboo trees where you will get to access the species. The activity can be carried out between 4-6 hours to get to the species.