Virunga National Park: (Budget) Gorilla Trekking Safaris Congo
Virunga National Park: (Budget) Gorilla Trekking Safaris Congo at Virunga National Park after Goma Town. Virunga National Park: (Budget) Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Congo are perfect for all looking for Gorilla Tours in the DR Congo.
Virunga National Park is a safari destination in the DR Congo offering amazing Mountain Gorilla Trekking Tours to all travelers from all over the globe. Virunga National Park stretches from Virunga Mountains in the South to the Rwenzori Mountains North and Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda.
The Park covers an area of 3,050 square miles (7,900 square km) with varying habitats from Goma Town to the East with Virunga mountains that occupy a region between Lakes Kivu and Edward stretching to Rwanda and Uganda. The Park comprises of Lake Edward and the Mountain Ruwenzori Range to more than 16,000 feet (4,880 metres).
Virunga National Park inhabits various wildlife animals inclusive of elephants, lions, hippos, okapis, antelope, warthogs and rare species of Mountain Gorillas.
The Bio Diversity around the park is inclusive of bird species, mammals and reptile species and Mountain Gorillas. Other species include; elephants, Okapi, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Birds.
Weather and Climate at Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park includes weather and climate is inclusive of dry months of December, January and February then June, July August and September.
Best Time to visit Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park can be visited anytime around the year however the Best Time to Visit Virunga National Park is during the months of July through to September and by far the driest months of the year. This is because around these months photography is clear and the Gorillas are fond of wandering and moving around their natural forest habitat.
Safari Activities to do in Virunga National Park
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Mountain Gorilla trekking is the most prominent safari activity carried out in Virunga National Park. The Gorilla Trekking Adventure includes going to the park headquarters for short briefing on conduct around the Mountain Gorillas then later in groups of 8 enter the green forest to trek the Gorillas for 3-5 hours. After a while you meet the Gorillas and in an hour you stay in their presence taking photos to keep.
Chimpanzee Tracking at Virunga National Park is carried out in Tongo Forest situated close to the Park. The tracking process starts at the park headquarters where you re briefed on conduct around the chimpanzees then later in groups of 8 with a park ranger enter the green forest to trek the Chimpanzees for 2-4 hours. After a while you meet them and take photos.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Virunga National Park offers hiking and Nature Walks along the various trails that lead into the forest. En-route you watch buffalo, elephants, monkeys, hippos.
Virunga National Park is perfect for all birders as the park inhabits 250 bird species and some of these are endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains.