Congo Safaris – Go Gorilla Tracking in Congo, Climb Nyiragongo volcano, visit to Communities, Idwji Island and fishing villages

Go gorilla tracking in Congo, and see the mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park.

Do you love mountain gorillas? Mountain gorilla trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo is done in Virunga National park located in the Virunga massif of Nyiragongo, Mikeno and Nyamuragira mountains. Virunga National park is home to over 250 mountain gorillas.

The Virunga National park in Democratic Republic of Congo can be accessed from Kigali airport to Gisenyi town then drive 2km to Bukima park headquarters then from Uganda can be accessed from Entebbe airport to Bunagana border in Kisoro district in south western Uganda then drive for 1 hour to Bukima park headquarters for gorilla trekking.

At the moment, the only tourist activities we offer in Congo are:

  • Meet the mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park
  • Meet the Eastern lowland gorillas in the Kahuzi Biega National Park
  • Climb the Nyiragongo Live volcano. Visit Nyiragongo via Gisenyi in Rwanda
  • Visiting Idjwi Island to see the fishing villages
  • See other communities in Eastern Congo

Gorilla Safaris to Congo

All our safaris to Congo depart from either Kampala in Uganda or Kigali in Rwanda

Departure Dates

These are private tours that can depart any day. Departures for itineraries that include a visit to the gorillas are subject to availability of permits at time of booking. Gorilla permits are in high demand and need to be booked and paid in advance! Book your gorilla safari accordingly and avoid disappointment!

Our Congo safaris include;

3 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari – DRC1. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda

3 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla Trek – DRC2. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda

4 Days Virunga Gorillas & Nyiragongo – DRC3. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. It can also be done starting and ending in Kampala, Uganda

7 Days Congo Gorillas, Nyiragongo Volcanos and Lake Kivu – DRC4. Tour begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in DR Congo

Congo protects the Virunga National Park, the very first place to be open for gorilla tourism in Africa. A trek to a gorilla group in the jungles of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the rarest and rewarding travel experiences of a life time. To track mountain gorillas in DRC is only possible in one area; the Virunga National Park that lies north of Kivu province and West of Goma Town. The park covers about 7800 square kilometers which also inhabits a chain of Virunga Mountains that are shared between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda. Gorilla tracking in the Virunga National Park, DRC is still unexploited which means travelers have higher chances to experience the authentic African adventures. The Virunga national park is acknowledged for its eight habituated gorilla groups where tourists go to see mountain gorillas in the wild. Gorilla tracking is one way that travelers can explore the daily behaviors of these intelligent, humble, giant, impressive and spectacular primates in the wild. Around the world, mountain gorillas are estimated to be less than 900 of which over 200 of them found refuge within the jungles Congo’s tropical rain forest. Much as the country is just recovering from political instabilities.

A Lot Awaits You in Congo
Have you ever been to the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) for any safari? If not then add this country to your safari bucket list, because the moment you set foot into this riveting destination, you will just fall in love with the interesting attractions it offers. This country homes several wildlife species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, the popular ones being the Eastern lowland gorillas that are found only in the tropical rain forests of Eastern DRC. The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the best countries to visit in the gorilla land. This country protects three of the four known gorilla species!


About Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire is located at Latitude/Longitude 4º31′ S, 15º32′ E. It is well watered by the Congo River system and its many tributaries. The River Congo itself is 7,078 km long (2,733 miles), and is navigable for almost 1440km. Its basin contains the planet’s largest rain forest, the Congo Rain Forest. This same River basin occupies the central and northwestern parts of the country, while further south, savanna grasslands extend to the border with Angola. In the east, the land rises into a plateau with heights over 5,000 ft., and then into the higher volcanic mountains of the Great Rift Valley. Southeast, the land rises into the peaks of the Shaba Plateau. A number of lakes can be found in the country’s eastern borders, including Lakes Albert, Edward (shared with Uganda), Kivu (shared with Rwanda), Mweru and Tanganyika (shared with Tanzania and Burundi).

Congo is a land of wonder and amazement. At 2,267,600 sq. km Congo DRC is the second largest country on the African continent after Sudan. Divided into 10 provinces and one city (ville i.e. Kinshasa), the Land Divisions include; Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Equateur, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Katanga, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale and Sud-Kivu. With a population of 67 million (Kinshasa the Capital 9.3 million), Congo is among the most populated countries in Africa only overtaken by Nigeria, but compared to its land size, it is, probably well populated. The country is still the ancestral homeland for over 200 ethnic groups, most descended from individual kingdoms established long before the European colonialists arrived around 1870. Since independence from Belgium in 1960, the country has experienced ethnic strife, political instability, and poor management of infrastructure – many of which the results of deprived training of local management capacities by the long gone colonialists. Because of this, to date, we only take travelers to do only two tourist activities in the relatively peaceful regions: track the mountain gorillas at Djomba (via Uganda or Rwanda); or visit the Nyiragongo live volcano (via Rwanda).

Level of Service for the Safaris

Standard accommodations. Generally our tour prices are based on mid-range accommodations. Where a client wishes to stay in low-budget places or top of the range facilities, please inform us at time of booking so that we book the accommodations of your preference and amend tour prices for you accordingly.