Congo Safaris: The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the perfect places for tourists looking to have an unforgettable travel experience while visiting the country. There a lot for visitors to do during a Congo Safari; however most Congo safari tours concentrate on tourist attractions in the eastern province of Congo in Virunga National Park, Kahuzi Biega National Park and Tchegera Island.
Congo Safaris to Virunga National Park.
Congo safaris to Virunga National Park will give you a chance to encounter Mountain Gorillas. Most gorilla trekking safaris in Virunga national park are sold as safari packages specifically designed by Virunga National Park. Gorilla trekking in Congo’s Virunga national park are cheaper compared to Uganda and Rwanda; with a gorilla permit in Virunga national park costing 400 USD per person, while a gorilla permit in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla national parks cost 700 USD per person. A gorilla permit in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda costs 1500 USD per person, making it the most expensive gorilla trekking destination in the world. Gorilla trekking tours in Virunga national park can be combined with hiking on Mount Nyiragongo.
Congo Safaris to Kahuzi Biega National Park.
When it comes to Congo Safaris to Kahuzi Biega National Park, its nothing but exceptional encounters with the endangered Eastern Lowland Gorillas. A gorilla trekking permit in Kahuzi Biega national park costs 400 USD per person. Kahuzi Biega national park in Congo is located in Bukavu province in the eastern part of Congo. The park also offers visitors gorilla habituation which will also you to spend up to 4 hours with the gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park can be combined with a tour to Lwiro Sanctuary where you will get to see rescued and rehabilitated chimpanzees and some monkey species that have been rescued from traps set by poachers.
Congo Safaris to Tchegera Island.
Congo Safaris to Tchegera Island are a great combination for visitors doing gorilla trekking in Virunga national park. Tchegera Island is the perfect getaway destination for visitors looking to windup their gorilla trekking safari in Congo. The island offers visitors a number of great activities such as canoeing, boat rides, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and paddle boarding to mention but a few. If you are looking for an escape retreat for you and your family, then Tchegera Island is the place to be.
Is Congo Safe for Tourists?
Although most remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo experience civil unrest, the eastern part of Congo is safe for visitors to explore. Tourists are highly discouraged from visiting areas in Congo that you are not well conversant with. It is always best to organize your Congo safari through a trusted tour operator company which is registered and licenced to conduct tours in Congo. Tourist attractions in Congo like Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national park remain heavily guarded and are safe for tourists to visit.