Congo is a true nature gift. The country has some of the finest attractions in the continent but has always lived under the shadow of political instabilities. It accounts for part of the oxygen you are breathing now. The Nile Basin comes second to Brazil’s Amazon in producing the largest amount oxygen to the world. When you go on Congo safaris, you will see how beautiful this country is. Regarding security, the country has shown great improvements in security levels and various safari parks have since been re-opened for tourism. You have probably heard of Uganda and Rwanda as the countries with mountain gorillas. Well, Congo is the third and offers something extra that the two other gorilla trekking destinations do not. Congo tours will get you a glimpse of two gorilla species; Mountain gorillas and Lowland gorillas. Mountain gorillas live in Virunga National Park where as Lowland gorillas live in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Visiting DRC will offer you an opportunity to choose a specie to track. Far south of the Virunga Conservation Area like Mount Nyiragongo – the most dangerous active volcano in the world. Thousands of tourists climb this mountain annually tip the lava lake and back down. Its an experience of a lifetime. We are ready to make you visit DRC gorillas at very affordable rates. See some of our Congo safari packages below.
Going on Congo safaris means adventure. The country is less exploited and no perfect piece of a blog or forum post out there will describe the exact experience. So what does this mean to you? Congo safaris will always keep you guessing. The country is a virgin destination in Africa – one of the most unexploited when it comes to tourism. The experience is quite raw and awesome. If you have always had Congo on your bucket list and wanted to kick it off the list without kicking the bucket, ensure to visit only the safe areas and refrain from the ones that are flagged. Never make a mistake of visiting an area you that you have less information about. Attractions like Okapi Wildlife Reserve are red zone areas for rebels and military groups.
Why go on Congo travel holidays?
Your main reason for visiting Congo should be gorillas and Mount Nyiragongo. Of course there are several other safari activities to carry out only that not all parks are open for tourism. With such restrictions, you are only limited to certain destinations. Congo is apparently the best budget gorilla trekking destination apparently.
When to go on Congo safaris
The best time to go on a Congo safari is between June to early September and December to February. These months are dry and have very minimal chances of rainfall. You will get to meet a gorilla or hike Nyiragongo in the best weather condition possible.
Things to do on Congo safari tours
Much as you might have interest for gorillas and mountaineering, try and visit the local communities and towns within so as to learn the way of life there. Do all these things with great caution because the rate of crime in this country is quite high. Do not trust any stranger and always keep around your safari guide throughout your trip.