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Are you planning a gorilla trekking safari to DR Congo and you would like to know what is the age limit for gorilla trekking in Congo, are you planning to travel with your son or daughter yes this is possible for you to trek in Congo with your son or daughter, DR Congo has been ranked as one of the best destinations in Africa to go for gorilla trekking given the fact they have both types of gorillas that is the Eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and Mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. DR Congo is getting back to better days and most areas and national parks are now open for tourism business and activities given the fact the DR Congo government, local authorities, National and International security, and health bodies have worked for hand in hand to ensure safety and security of travelers and citizens in DR Congo.
Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park is one of the most diverse tropical rain forest and oldest national park in Africa mostly famous for mountain gorilla trekking in Congo, among other activities done here include Nyirangongo volcano hike, bird watching, Nature walks, Chimpanzee tracking and Habituation. It should be noted that there three countries that have mountain gorillas in the whole world. These countries include Uganda, Democratic republic of Congo and Rwanda. Rwanda mountain gorillas are found in Volcanoes National Park, Uganda gorillas are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while Congo mountain gorillas are located in Virunga National Park. All these national park are close to each other in what is termed as the virunga massif.
Virunga is currently protected by a dedicated team of 689 Rangers. These local men and women go through intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the Park’s exceptional wildlife, including the last of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas.
What is the Minimum and Maximum age for gorilla trekking in Virunga?
The minimum age for gorilla trekking Virunga National Park is 18 years, there is no maximum age provided one can be able to travel and feels fit to do the trek. The authorities at the Park in Virunga are very strict on this, so kindly make sure all the travelers for this trek are 18 or older. Though one whose is in there 18th year and his/her birthday is in months or a few days can be allowed. Children of age of 18 years also pay the same gorilla permit price as for the adults to do gorilla trekking in Virunga, most times the children are grouped with their family they traveled with for the gorilla trek in the forest for easy management and care of their parents
Age limit for gorilla trekking in Congo, In cases of Minors, we always encourage our clients to provide us with copies of their pass port, before booking and securing the gorilla permits. Children being under age does not stop you from coming along with them for your golden monkey trekking, as you engage in the trek, we can get them busy through variety of activities such as nature walk around the hotel, Games, or community visit to keep them busy as they wait for you.
What is the cost of gorilla trekking permits in Virunga National Park Congo?
Gorilla trekking in Congo is done in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Beiga National Park, like gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, you will need a gorilla permit for you to be allowed to trek Mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. Eco Adventure Safaris provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Congo to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. You don’t have to hassle booking your gorilla permit if you choose from our Congo gorilla tours. We will check for you availability of gorilla permits for your requested dates, book and purchase them for you once you have made payment and book all services on your behalf. Usually you have to obtain a gorilla permit several months in advance. We always advise at least months in advance. While booking a gorilla tour, always pay your gorilla permit fee in advance to enable us acquire it for you.
Gorilla trekking is a daily activity done in Virunga National Park in Congo, a gorilla permit costs USD400 per person per trek for the high season months of Mid-December to mid-march then June to October and then USD200 for the low season months of mid-march to mid-May and then mid-October to mid-December every year. As Eco Adventure Safaris we do provide all-inclusive gorilla tour packages for all the visitors with no hidden costs. The most essential and priority cost is the gorilla permit price that you will incur to secure your trek in Virunga National Park and then a Congo Visa( it has to be applied in advance). All our tour packages range from budget safaris to Luxury safaris and you can opt to do any as we tailor your trip together according to your interest.
How to get to Virunga national park?
Gorilla trekking is done Virunga National Park located in the Eastern Part of Congo. You will fly to Kigali International Airport then connect to Gisenyi town; from Gisenyi town, you will cross the Rwanda-Congo border to Goma town in DR Congo then drive towards the park headquarters of Virunga National Park from where you will do start the gorilla trek from, you will need both Rwanda and Congo tourist Visa. For a Congo visa, you have to apply and obtain it months in advance as you cannot get it at the border point. We do use 4×4 vehicles for your gorilla trekking safari to Virunga National Park, there’s a lot to see on the road as you will be in the company of our professional guides.
Where to stay in Virunga National Park
Accommodations in Virunga National Park ranges from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Bukima Tented Camp and Kibumba Tented Camp among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Tchegera Island Camp and Lulimbi Tented Camp among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include Mikeno Lodge fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person, All rates are on Full board basis. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you accordingly in advance.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your gorilla trip to Congo
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife, and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris, and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about the age limit of Gorilla Trekking in Congo.