Congo Safaris

Why choose Congo safaris tours

Congo safaris: Intrepid traveler destination: Explore the Democratic Republic of Congo, gorilla trekking in search of either the mountain or lowland gorillas.

Known as a much more diverse region in Africa especially for the largest area of rainforest, Congo safaris take you off the beaten track in a destination less tampered by western civilization. Congo offers a great potential for travelers looking for a unique experience on an African safari with diverse flora and fauna species. Not really popular on the first time Africa safari travelers bucket list a Congo safari is a must do for hardy travelers with more exposure to the African pristine jungles. Here is what we love about Congo and why a tourist should choose to visit Congo;

Overview: Reasons to confidently choose Congo Safaris

Congo gorilla safaris – Mountain and Lowland Gorillas /congo safaris

Congo gorilla safaris – Mountain and Lowland Gorillas
Congo gorilla safaris are like no other in the world. This is the only destination where travelers can have the chance to trek both mountain and lowland gorillas.

Mountain gorillas are existent only in three of the world countries and Congo is part of them. Mountain gorillas can be trekked at Virunga National Park of Congo adjacent to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda. Virunga National Park has 8 gorilla families trekked by 8 tourists per group each morning.

Lowland gorillas are inhabited in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Relatively at a lower altitude than that of the Mountain Gorillas, lowland gorillas are a perfect option to trek for travelers not interested in hiking. These

Mount Nyiragongo - Congo Safaris

Mount Nyiragongo
Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato volcano rising to an altitude of 3,470 m above sea level found within the Virunga ranges in Virunga National Park. A hike to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo is a great add on to a Congo tour with great views of the volcano. The main crater on the volcano is about two kilometers wide and usually contains a lava lake. Presently there two distinct cooled lava benches.

Nyiragongo Lava Lake has in recent history been known as the most voluminous with lava lake elevation recorded at about 3,250m above sea level.

Congo Wildlife safaris

Unique Wildlife
Wildlife in Congo is mostly within the National Parks of Congo. Odzala-Kokoua National Park in northern Congo is a great eco tourism park with diverse wildlife and flora. Here wildlife like Elephants, Grimm’s duiker, lions, buffaloes, bongo antelopes, spotted hyenas, leopards and many more forest mammal species.

Best Congo safari packages; Popular Congo Hiking safari Packages – Congo Hiking Tour Packages

The Democratic Republic of Congo has in the past years suffered civil unrest that has affected even the Congo safari parks. Virunga National Park has been one of the most affected destinations and this saw the closure of the park in 2018 for about 8 months reopening for tourists in February 2019.

During the period of park closure, the Congo government and park management were working towards tightening security in the park and ensuring well organized trips. When they felt the planning had been done, the park was then reopened.

To enable effective gorilla trekking safaris in Congo, several tour packages were tailored. Booking became easier but planning became more difficult since these safari packages depart on specific day.

Therefore the easiest way of now planning a safari to Congo is by contacting a tour operator on ground to choose a package that perfectly suits your travel needs, preferred dates and accommodation. For tourists tailoring trips from either neighboring Rwanda or Uganda, your tour operator will be able to fix dates exactly matching the packages by Virunga National Park management.

2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Congo
2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Congo

2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Congo is a hiking or Mountain Climbing safari in Congo on the famous Mount Nyiragongo. Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato volcano rising to an altitude of 3,470 m above sea level found within the Virunga ranges in Virunga National Park. Read More

Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike is a gorilla trekking safari and Mount Nyiragongo hiking trip to Congo’s Virunga National Park. Your 4 days Congo safaris tour is a private tour that can be planned all year round with 4×4 safari vehicle ground transfers. Read More

gorilla trek in Virunga National Park - 6 Days
gorilla trek in Virunga National Park - 6 Days

6 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyiragongo hiking tour is a 6 days safari in Congo to Virunga National Park on a gorilla trekking safari and hike to Mount Nyiragongo. Visiting Virunga National Park in Congo offers a chance to trek the only mountain gorillas of West Africa as well as hike one of the most active Volcanoes in the world. Read More

Mount Nyiragongo - Congo Safaris
Mount Nyiragongo - Congo Safaris

4 Days Virunga gorilla trek & Nyiragongo hiking safari Congo is a short safari in Congo for gorilla trekking and hiking trip to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano. This 4 days Congo safari is a trip to Virunga National Park where all of the activities will be done on an exclusive private tour. Read More

Related Popular Congo Gorilla safari Packages – Congo Gorilla trekking tour Packages

The Democratic Republic of Congo has in the past years suffered civil unrest that has affected even the Congo safari parks. Virunga National Park has been one of the most affected destinations and this saw the closure of the park in 2018 for about 8 months reopening for tourists in February 2019.

During the period of park closure, the Congo government and park management were working towards tightening security in the park and ensuring well organized trips. When they felt the planning had been done, the park was then reopened.

To enable effective gorilla trekking safaris in Congo, several tour packages were tailored. Booking became easier but planning became more difficult since these safari packages depart on specific day.

Therefore the easiest way of now planning a safari to Congo is by contacting a tour operator on ground to choose a package that perfectly suits your travel needs, preferred dates and accommodation. For tourists tailoring trips from either neighboring Rwanda or Uganda, your tour operator will be able to fix dates exactly matching the packages by Virunga National Park management.

5 Days Congo gorilla safari
5 Days Congo gorilla safari

5 Days Congo gorilla safari and chimpanzee habituation tour is a 5 days great Ape Congo safari to Virunga National Park for gorilla trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience. Taking up this 5 days safari to Congo requires adventurous travelers ready to hike/trek mountain gorillas twice as well as go for chimpanzee trekking. Read More

Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike is a gorilla trekking safari and Mount Nyiragongo hiking trip to Congo’s Virunga National Park. Your 4 days Congo safaris tour is a private tour that can be planned all year round with 4×4 safari vehicle ground transfers. Read More

gorilla trek in Virunga National Park - 6 Days
gorilla trek in Virunga National Park - 6 Days

6 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyiragongo hiking tour is a 6 days safari in Congo to Virunga National Park on a gorilla trekking safari and hike to Mount Nyiragongo. Visiting Virunga National Park in Congo offers a chance to trek the only mountain gorillas of West Africa as well as hike one of the most active Volcanoes in the world. Read More

Mount Nyiragongo - Congo Safaris
Mount Nyiragongo - Congo Safaris

4 Days Virunga gorilla trek & Nyiragongo hiking safari Congo is a short safari in Congo for gorilla trekking and hiking trip to Mount Nyiragongo Volcano. This 4 days Congo safari is a trip to Virunga National Park where all of the activities will be done on an exclusive private tour. Read More