In the interest of tourists and all gorilla fans, one gorilla permit costs only $200 in low seasons giving back $200 to every tourist who chose to track gorillas in Congo. Gorilla permits in Congo cost $400 but are discounted from mid-March to mid may or Mid October–Mid November as a way of boosting gorilla tourism in the country. Congo is a home to both low land and mountain gorillas so the choice is yours to decide where to the trek and which type of gorillas to see. Congo gorilla safaris are the best for any one travelling on budget and Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National park are always open for any one above fifteen years provided they have reserved their trekking gorilla permits a gate pass to the forested jungle home of gorillas. The Big thanks goes to the conservationists who protect and fight for the lives of the endangered primates.
If you are a big fun of gorillas why not reserve your gorilla permit earlier and experience the wonderful life of primates in the jungle, save big and carry home memories. Booking a Congo gorilla permit doesn’t need your presence; just dedicate all the responsibility to a tour agent in charge of your safari tour. One needs just 2-3 days to track gorillas in Congo in either Virunga National Park or Kahuzi Biega National Park. However, if you planning to track gorillas in Congo in any other month of the year, a gorilla permit costs only $400 dollars.
Congo Gorilla Safari Essentials
On top of that tracking gorillas in Congo requires a few essentials that make it worth for one to enter the country and enjoy his or her vacation without any inconveniences. Among these essentials is the Congo tourist Visa, Accommodation, transport and choosing a right travel agent.
Congo Tourist Visa
Every tourist to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs a tourist visa to enter the country. However, there are some must have visa requirements to qualify for a tourist visa in Congo. Gorilla trekking permit or volcano hiking permit, or a confirmed tour itinerary and accommodation booking. With all the above mention in place it’s very easy to secure a tourist visa in Congo. Once you have all your trip essentials booked with a confirmation of your payments, then you can proceed with online visa processing.
Trip Accommodation and Transport
When planning to track gorillas in Congo, better to choose among Rwanda Gisenyi accommodation because they are affordable and cost friendly and give visitors a chance to stay in a place in line with their budget as planned. Am not saying staying in Congo is bad but Congo accommodation facilities are limited and quite expensive compared to those in Rwanda. When you book a private gorilla safari to Congo, no need to worry about transport and accommodation because tour constants and experts organize it all.
Uganda doesn’t have lots of mountains but the hilly vegetation of rain forests make it the best gorilla safari destination in the world. Though it shares mountain gorillas with Rwanda and Congo still Uganda has the highest population half of the entire population living on the planet with even appealing gorilla permit prices all year. Looking at holiday package prices, Uganda gorilla treks have value for money in every aspect, accommodation, gorilla permits and transport. Even in the peak season months Uganda gorilla permits cost only $600 dollars. The fact is that you book your gorilla safari tour with budget safari experts who have plenty of budget trip options including backpacking. Uganda serves as the best budget safari country in Africa so visitors find it cheap and affordable in all aspects. Those planning to track mountain gorillas on budget, you can only enjoy every moment of your stay and experience the best in either Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Mgahinga Forest National Park
The most famous mountain gorilla park to see gorillas, golden monkeys and also hike the volcanoes. To the fit and experienced hikers this is your place to be because it offers too much beyond your imagination. The gorillas are wonderful and the way up towards them is a real experience. It’s a difficult trail for the sick and un fit though it’s something you wouldn’t have to miss on your trip to Uganda. The guides are excellent, and ensure that you have the most awesome gorilla trekking experience. Believing in what they are doing makes the trek more fantastic. Seeing the magnificent gorillas is an experience of life and spending an hour with them, watching their interactions with each other and with the silver backs is a dream comes true in just hour duration. The baby gorilla games around trees make it even more fun and priceless. However, would recommend an overnight stay in a lodge near the park entrance so that life is very easy as you get started.
Bwindi Forest National Park
The park is beautiful today, tomorrow and forever something that can’t fade out even after a number of years. So why not go gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest and have an amazing day seeing the fabulous mountain gorillas that live in all the four park sectors- Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga. The gorillas look much bigger than all the other primates you might have seen in other wild conservation areas. Gorillas are not shy to be close to people and the big thanks goes to gorilla doctors and conservationists who dedicate time to habituate the primates. Still the guides and porters are great all the time making extremely amazing. During the trek, you will feel how guides love their job and every forest habitant that they come across giving enough memories even before the main day encounter. Bwindi Forest National Park is the best budget gorilla safari park with easy access, cheap accommodation, cost friendly permits and lots of things. However, the time is now to explore the beautiful protected areas of Bwindi and Mgahinga on a budget gorilla trek.