Congo is a perfect place for tourists who want an unforgettable blend of adventure. There is so much to see on Congo safaris but you will see less since you cannot visit all the attractions. Insecurity still remains a big threat to some parts of the country. Only a few safari attractions are safe to visit and these are the places we operate our safaris from. Below are some of the facts you should know about DRC Congo.
Why Visit Congo?
Much as Congo is among the only three countries with mountain gorillas in the world, it would really be mean if you visited Congo only for gorillas. Mount Nyiragongo offers one of the hardest dares in tourism. Ascending the world’s most dangerous active volcano, spending a night there, and descending it the next day is an unforgettable experience. Staying in the loneliness of Tchegera Island is another breathtaking experience. For gorilla lovers, Congo has three gorilla species; the endemic eastern lowland gorilla, the lowland gorilla, and the endangered mountain gorilla. You have a chance to track all these whilst on your Congo safaris.
Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
The Congo gorilla trekking experience is the cheapest among the other 2 countries. A gorilla permit in Congo costs only $400. This amount is $200 less than the $600 of
Best time to see Congo gorillas / visit Congo
The best safaris are experienced in dry seasons. Weather should be everything in knowing when to visit a particular safari destination. The shortest dry season begins from December till January whereas the long one begins from June to September. Visiting during these months is strongly recommended. Visiting during the rainy months is not recommended because your experience can easily get ruined. This does not mean rain falls every day. If lucky, you can even complete your safari without a single drop of rainfall. But even if it rained, This is Africa (TIA). The sun can easily come out, dry the soil and your day goes on.
What you should do on Congo tours
Consider visiting at least one of the gorilla species and mountain gorillas preferably. If you are fit enough, climb Nyiragongo and if you tire out, seek relaxation from the magical isolation.
Is Congo safe?
Congo is safe and not safe at the same time. You should never visit an area you are not sure of in Congo as some are red zone areas of rebel militia groups. It is recommended to organize your safari through a Congo tour company. These safari companies are usually well informed and know the areas that are safe for visitors. Attractions like Virunga National Park are heavily guarded, safe, and open for tourism.