GORILLA TREKKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK
Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park takes place in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo among the destinations offering adventurous gorilla trekking exceptional experiences. Mountain gorilla trekking is interesting where trackers move on foot in the forest while searching for mountain gorillas. Apart from Virunga national park, mountain gorillas trekking can also be done in other destinations like Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda, and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda harbors offering gorilla trekking services.
Virunga national park accommodates approximately 8 habituated mountain gorilla families namely Humba, Kabirizi, Lulengo, Rugendo, Nyakamwe, Bageni, Munyaga, and Mapuwa gorilla families available for mountain gorilla trekking daily. Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga national part starts very early in the morning with a briefing from the park’s headquarters about the rules and regulations for trekking mountain gorillas.
During trekking mountain gorillas, you may be able to view other primate species such as chimpanzees, blue monkeys, olive baboons, grey-cheeked mangabey, mammals, and different bird species, plants, and tree species.
Mountain Gorilla trekking permits in Virunga national park should be booked approximately 6 months prior to the travel dates because trekking permits are limited, and get sold out so fast especially during the dry seasons in the months of June, July, August, September, and December, January, February, and early March.