Virunga National Park Congo
Virunga National Park is located some few kilometers off DR Congo’s Goma Town. The Park is popularly known to offer remarkable Mountain Gorilla Trekking Tours in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gorilla Trekking permit in the DR Congo costs US $400 per person interested in watching the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.
When you reach Goma Town, it takes you a few kilometers to reach the Park and trek the Gorillas.
How to get to Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park is located off Goma Town and can be accessed by use of both Road and Air Transport.
By Road, you drive from Goma Town to Virunga National Park in a 4×4 vehicle with driver guide who informs you more about the DR Congo.
By Air, travelers fly to Goma International Airport where a driver guide picks them in a vehicle to the park to trek the Mountain Gorillas.
Best Time to Visit Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park can be visited anytime around the year to trek the Mountain Gorillas however the Best Time to visit the park for Gorilla Trekking is during the dry/ short rain season in the months of June to September since watching these is clearer due to under growth and the trails are navigable.
Why Visit Virunga National Park in DR Congo
Multiple reasons bring travelers to Virunga National Park in the DR Congo and these include;
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Mountain Gorilla Trekking is the mostly done safari activity done in the park and this introduces you to the Mountain Gorillas. You proceed to the headquarters for briefing on conduct around the Mountain Gorillas then later in allocated groups of 8 with a park ranger, you enter the forest to trek the Mountain Gorillas for a period of 3-5 hours.
After a while you shall meet the Gorillas then in an hour, stay in their presence taking numerous photos to keep.
When done with trekking the Gorillas, proceed to headquarters for your trekking g certificate then home/ lodge.
Virunga National Park is perfect for all birders from all over the world as the park inhabits very many different bird species which live in the green forest vegetation around the park.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Hiking and Nature Walks in Virunga national Park are exceptional as you get to explore the varying terrains from one point to another with a skilled park ranger who informs you about the Flora and Faunal species around the park.