Congo gorilla safaris rank among the top wildlife experiences in Africa. YES, gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most sought after travel experiences that attract a high number of travelers from all over the world. The rainforests of Congo are among few places, which shelter the remaining population of endangered gorillas in the whole world. Congo gorilla safaris comprise of trekking mountain gorillas and the lowland gorillas. Travelers to D.R. Congo therefore have chances of meeting two different gorilla species on the same trip.

Trekking to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park is a not-miss on your Congo gorilla trekking safari. Virunga National Park covers Congo’s share of the Virunga Conservation area bordered by Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. 8 mountain Gorilla families have been habituated to ease trekking in Virunga National Park. Congo gorilla families include; – Nyakamwe gorilla family, Kabirizi gorilla family, Rugendo gorilla family, Lulengo gorilla family, Humba gorilla family, Munyaga gorilla family, Bageni gorilla family, Mapuwa gorilla family, Each gorilla family is visited by a group of eight travelers everyday which guarantee availability of 64 gorilla permits each day.