Virunga National Park-Gorilla Trekking in DR Congo

Virunga National Park is situated in the Democratic Republic of Congo covering an area of 7,800 kms2 (3,000 sq mi) stretching from the Virunga Mountains in the South to the Rwenzori Mountains in the North as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Park, Rwenzori Mountain National park and Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda in the East.

The park is prominently known for offering remarkable Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventures to all travelers all over the world due to the fact that numerous travelers have gone here to experience these amazing primate species on holiday vacation.

Activities to Do in the Park

Gorilla Trekking

This is the most prominent safari activity taken here due to the various Mountain Gorilla groups that can be tracked by travelers around the world. The Gorilla Trekking Permit costs US $400 per person interested and the process begins at the park headquarters after being briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Gorillas.

You will transfer in groups of 6-8 individuals with a skilled guide from one place to another in the forest searching for them for a period of 2-6 hours and when you meet them, you will take various photos to keep for memories.

There are 6 Gorilla groups that can be tracked and these are in hierarchies with a dominant Silverback leading, followed by Adult Females, Black Backs also known as Young Gorillas and these are followed by the juveniles.


With its verdant forest vegetation, Virunga National Park inhabits numerous species of birds that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For all birders around the world looking to experience remarkable birding safari Tours in Africa should transfer to Virunga National park Congo to experience the best encounters. The bird species that can be watched here include; Narrow-tailed Starling, Grey-throated Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Madagascar Bee-eater, Congo Serpent Pigeon.

Visiting Sekwenkwe Gorilla Orphanage

Transfer to the Sekwenkwe Gorilla orphanage which was constructed to take care of orphaned Gorillas obtained from various regions around the DR Congo. These are saved from being killed, illegally traded and poached for meat and settled into the orphanage. Most of the Gorillas brought are infants and are given new families in which they are habituated to be approached and experienced by human travelers from all over the globe. Transfer to the Gorilla Orphanage to encounter the best adventures.