Gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park – Gorilla tracking is the most interesting activity that travellers enjoy and desire to do in Virunga National Park. Virunga National Park is located in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo which covers a total area of about 7800 square kilometres. Virunga National Park is a home to over 250 habituated Mountain Gorillas which make up to 8 habituated Gorilla families available for tracking all year round.
Virunga Gorilla tracking is an activity which involves searching for mountain Gorilla in their natural environment which normally starts at early morning at Virunga National Park head offices with a short briefing from one of the ranger guide. Tracking Gorillas in a protected area known for moist evergreen rain forest of Virunga National Park, is enriching experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is a very rewarding experience in the most sought after Mountain Gorilla by visitors, a hike in to the forest takes 30 minutes to 6 hours as trying to look out for the rare mountain Gorillas. You will be able to meet other wildlife such as bird species but once you find the Gorillas, you are allowed to spend only one hour observing and taking photographs of them and then after you will return back to the park offices. Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park is a strictly run by Gorilla conservation project based on Gorilla protection and safety, the ranger guide is armed in order to give protection to trackers and porters who lead visitors to where a family of the mountain Gorillas is located.
A Gorilla permit in Democratic Republic of Congo costs USD400 per person per trek which allows you to get up close to these rare mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat for one hour. In Virunga National Park only 8 people are allowed to visit a family of mountain Gorilla per day and will only be given one hour with them. A Gorilla permit in the Virunga National Park is the cheapest alternative for tourists to meet the rare mountain Gorillas and fulfil a lifetime adventure experience. It is very possible for the tracker to do Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, which is mostly accessed via Gisenyi from Rwanda crossing into Goma town. The Democratic Republic of Congo Visa costs USD100 per person and must apply for it at least 48 hours in advance. Virunga National Park habituated Gorilla families ready for tracking every day includes Rugendo, Munyaga, Mapuwa, Lulengo, Kabirizi, Bageni, Nyakamwe, and Humba Gorilla families.
Gorilla tracking packing list for Virunga National Park which offers moderate hikes in the jungle forest with through bushes, trees and vines You need a walking stick available at the Park offices, good hiking boots, rain jacket, long sleeved shirt is useful when walking in some forest parts, have at least 2 litters of drinking water, a snuck and a parked lunch, long pants, long socks which you tuck in your pants to prevent insect bites, gloves because if lots of thorns in the forest, hire a porter and carry a hurt for yourself.
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