Why go gorilla trekking in Congo
D.R. Congo’s strategic location in the heart of Africa, amidst East Africa’s savannah rangelands and towering mountains as well as central Africa’s thick rainforests, the country is blessed with varied nature, landscapes and wildlife that can be visited by all types of travelers from all over the world. And not just visiting, but also getting lifetime memories that cannot be got from anywhere else except Congo. You might have been planning a Congo safari, and you were stack on what to experience and feed with your curious eyes; don’t you worry, this beautiful country is filled with mysteries. Here are some of the inspiring experiences that travelers should expect when planning a trip to D. R. Congo. D.orilla safaris. This is a famed tourism activity that allows visitors to experience both lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega national park and Virunga national park respectively. D.R. Congo is the only country where you can find both lowland and mountain gorillas. Trekking mountain gorillas however is the most sought after, within Africa’s oldest conservation area and can be easily combined with a hiking experience at Nyiragongo mountain. Gorilla trekking in Congo involves walking through the thick rainforest, having to pave your way out with a hand stick and holding onto tree branches for support. A full one hour with these magnificent creatures creates memories of lifetime, as you watch them play, cuddle, the humble silverback. Take pictures and videos as much as you can ded the camera doesn’t have flash.
Climb to the top of Nyiragongo Volcano. Even if Congo is popularly known for gorilla trekking, there are other thrilling activities that are equally thrilling like trekking the mighty apes. Now here is hiking to the top mountain Nyiragongo volcano. It is the largest and highest volcano in the eight chained Virunga ranges. Hiking to its top exposes travelers to the world’s largest lava crater lake that forms a spider web structure in its vent. Nyiragongo is famous for being one of the most active volcanoes in Africa, it is surely a must visit destination in Africa. Visiting Tchegera Island. If you had seen the gorillas and hiked to Mountain Nyiragongo, and then thought that Congo’s adventures are done, Tchegera Island hits you by surprise. It’s an emerald green oasis off the northern shores of Lake Kivu in DR Congo. The island is simply a perfect way to cool off from the hectic gorilla and Nyiragongo volcano hiking safari before flying back home. Travelers have booked nights at the island and had awesome experiences wandering around the island, spotting several bird species, swimming and relaxation.
Hike Rwenzori mountains. Congo is a famous mountainous country, with the biggest part of the Virunga series of volcanoes positioned here, one might think those are the only mountains. DR Congo also shares the Rwenzori Mountains of the moon; countless tourists have stormed the country just to have the experience of hiking to the top of the great Rwenzori snowcapped mountain. The view at the top, is simply one that you can tell even your grandchildren. Senkwekwe Gorilla orphanage. This is the only gorilla orphanage in the world and currently it inhabits four different Gorillas between the ages of five to fourteen. Visit Maisha, Ndakasi, Ndeze and Matabishi the lonely orphans who lost their parents in the 2007 gorilla killings. These young gorillas are fully taken care of from feeding, medication and protection. D.R. Congo is an interesting destination to visit, despite many reports you might find online discouraging you to desist from visiting it; it remains a highly coveted place for intrepid travelers.