Congo is a perfect place for tourists who want an unforgettable blend of adventure. There is so much to see on Congo safaris but you will see less since you cannot visit all the attractions. Insecurity still remains a big threat to some parts of the country. Only a few safari attractions are safe for visit and these are the places we operate our safaris from. Below are some of the facts you should know about DRC Congo.
Why Visit Congo?
Much as Congo is among the only three countries with mountain gorillas in the world, it would really be mean if you visited Congo only for gorillas. Mount Nyiragongo offers one of the hardest dares in tourism. Ascending the world’s most dangerous active volcano, spending a night there and descending it the next day is an unforgettable experience. Staying in the loneliness of Tchegera Island is another breathtaking experience. For gorilla lovers, Congo has three gorilla species; the endemic eastern lowland gorilla, the lowland gorilla and the endangered mountain gorilla. You have a chance to track all these whilst on your Congo safaris.
Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
The Congo gorilla trekking experience is the cheapest among the other 2 countries. A gorilla permit in Congo costs only $400. This amount is $200 less than the $600 of Uganda gorilla trekking permits and $900 less than the $1500 of Rwanda gorilla trekking permits. The Congo gorilla safari experience is still raw and not so many have engaged in it. Congo gorilla permits are not so competitive as compared to other countries.
Best time to see Congo gorillas / visit Congo
The best safaris are experience in dry seasons. Weather should be everything in knowing when to visit a particular safari destination. The shortest dry season begins from December till January where as the long one begins from June to September. Visiting during these months is strongly recommended. Visiting during the rainy months is not recommended because your experience can easily get ruined. This does not mean rain falls everyday. If lucky, you can even complete your safari without a single drop of rainfall. But even if it rained, This is Africa (TIA). The sun can easily come out, dry the soil and your day goes on.
What you should do on Congo tours
Consider visiting at least one of the gorilla species and mountain gorillas preferably. If your fit enough, climb Nyiragongo and if you tire out, seek for relaxation from the magical isolated Tchegera Island. Make sure you enjoy and make the most out of your Congo safaris.
Is Congo safe?
Congo is safe and not safe at the same time. You should never visit an area you are not sure of in Congo as some are red zone areas of rebel militia groups. It is recommended to organize your safari through a Congo tour company. These safari companies are usually well informed and know the areas that are safe for visit. Attractions like Virunga National Park are heavily guarded, safe and open for tourism.
Why make us your Congo safari company?
We have operated quite a number of safaris in Congo and mainly to Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park. We have the experience and knowledge required to make your holiday memorable. We also work closely with experienced Congo tour guides to deliver good services to our respective clients. We help purchase Visas with less hustle and within the shortest time possible.
Situated in Central Africa, Congo safaris offer one of the most adventurous experiences in one of Africa's most undiscovered safari destinations. The main activity in this country is mountain gorilla trekking. The Congo gorilla trekking experience is still raw and interesting. The Congo rain forest is the second largest supplier of oxygen to the planet after the Amazon Forest in Brazil. The long political instability has been the major scare for tourists for quite a long period of time. Not all Congo national parks are safe to visit. A few of them like Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park are safe and open for tourism. Most of our gorilla tours take place from these two national parks. We also arrange Mount Nyiragongo climbing safaris in Virunga National Park. The Congo Basin forests contain the highest concentration of mammals, birds, primates, amphibians, swallowtail butterflies and fish in Africa. Over athousand species of birds can be found here. The Congo Basin is also the only place that harbors all the three subspecies of gorilla: the endemic eastern lowland gorilla, the lowland gorilla and the endangered mountain gorilla. The Congo Nile River that flows through the forest is the second largest river in the world. Are you ready to visit Congo for an exceptional holiday? Let the Congo tour specialists handle your tour. Below are some of our most popular Congo tour packages. Look through the list, inquire with us and we shall send you a quotation.