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Chimpanzee Habituation in Virunga National Park Congo is activity offered in Virunga National Park for visiting chimpanzees in Congo is for now chimpanzee habituation experience and not normal trekking. Virunga National Park is one of the most diverse tropical rain forests and oldest national parks in Africa mostly famous for mountain gorilla trekking in Congo, among other activities that can be done here during your birthday include Nyirangongo volcano hike, bird watching, Nature walks, Chimpanzee Habituation. One 1st July 2019, Virunga National Park started offering chimpanzee habituation experience for guest interested in seeing and leaning about the chimpanzees in Congo, only four people are allowed to take on this activity per day, on this experience you will be able to join a team that is currently studying the one chimpanzee family that is still thriving in the Mahura forest great experience and worth the money.
Yes, chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park is worth the money, it is one of the unique activities to do in Virunga National Park for any traveler visiting Congo to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trek in Virunga National Park takes 3 to 4 hours, half day or full day depending on the movement of chimps in the forest, once they are found you will stay for one hour with these amazing creatures to watch them eating, resting and playing great experience and worth the money. The trek also gives chances of viewing other primates, reptiles and mammals like the forest Elephants, Monkeys, Butterflies, depending on your luck and sighting during the trek through the forest.
How is chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park worth the money?
Chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park is one of the activities mostly booked by travelers visiting Congo to see chimpanzees and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical and life-changing worth the money spent.
What you pay for chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park that is $100 per person this gives you an opportunity to learn more about how the endangered wild chimpanzees that are still surviving in Rumangabo sector Mahura forest as this gives you a great travel and learning experience. The money paid also helps in conservation of the chimpanzees and their natural habitat Virunga National Park. If here was no chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park, this part of Virunga forest would be all destroyed by now through encroachments from the communities but with the existence of this activity which also brings in foreign exchange to the country and the local communities around the forest when you visit and pay the entrance fees this has encouraged the local communities and the government of Congo through Virunga National Park Authority to protect the original home of these chimpanzees, this makes the money spent on chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park worth.
What is the cost and money spent on chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park?
The cost of chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park depends on days to spend and places where to stay on your safari to Virunga National Park for this activity. A chimpanzee habitaution permit costs $100 per person per trek, this permit gives you an opportunity to spend 1 hour encounter with the wild chimpanzees in Muhara forest section of Virunga National Park. On top of the permit you will also pay other services for a successful chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park which include transport, accommodation and guiding. Below are the popular chimpanzee habituation safaris in Virunga National Park for you to choose from;
3 Days chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park
4 Days chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park
Best time to do chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park
The best time to do chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Congo with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in the Forests, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the chimpanzees offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact chimpanzees don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons.
Where to stay during your chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park
Lodges where to stay range 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. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you according.
How to access Virunga National Park for chimpanzee habituation?
Chimpanzee habituation in Congo is done in Virunga National Park which is 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 boarder to Goma town in DR Congo then drive towards the park headquarters of Virunga National Park from where you will do start the chimpanzee habituation in Virunga from, it is approximately a 2 hours drive from Gisenyi town to reach the park headquarters.
Why book your chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made chimpanzee habituation in Virunga National Park. It has a very diligent and trustworthy team. Your queries are answered within 20 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here about Chimpanzee Habituation in Virunga National Park Congo.