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Grauer’s and Mountain Gorilla Trekking

The eastern lowland gorilla—also known as Grauer’s gorilla—is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies. It is distinguished from other gorillas by its stocky body, large hands and short muzzle. Despite its size, eastern lowland gorillas subsist mainly on fruit and other herbaceous materials, just like other gorilla subspecies.

Gorilla Trekking guide in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Congo is an encounter with the few remaining eastern Lowland Gorillas, which will reward you a clear comparison of Mountain & Lowland Gorillas in Africa. 

However some Gorilla Families are conserved and Open for Gorilla Trekking by Travelers that wish to adventure into the Jungle. 

Kahuzi Biega National Park and other reserves have realized that Artemis Africa is the Leading tour Operator that is offering Lowland Gorilla Safaris & Tours to Congo. Wishing to trek the Lowland Gorillas in Congo, Select Artemis Africa as your travel partner to ensure the memorable Experience to adventure into the Jungle on Guided Safari, Gorilla Trekking in Eastern Lowland Gorillas in Congo is Possible to join it with Rwanda Visits (Mountain Gorilla). Go Gorilla trekking in Congo requires securing the Gorilla permit, it costs USD 400 and the visit to various Gorilla families on the Safari Holiday.

Getting there

Virunga National Park is located 84 Kms from Goma (North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Kahuzi Biega National Park is located 30 Kms from Bukavu Town (South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and it takes one and Half Drive to enter into the National Park and its can be accessed by road, and by air however travelers have to understand that from Kavumu airport and at Miti, take left and keep going straight until you reach the visitor centre. 

Park security

Democratic Republic of the Congo is known to be a region full of mystery, and we have also come to realize that safety is also the primary concern for the tourists in recent days and it’s also important to always stay updated on the internal issues which might affect travel in the democratic Republic of Congo. Since it’s not completely safe in all the parts of the DRC, it’s important to choose a tour operator who is knowledgeable about the local conditions. More than any other economic activity, Kahuzi Biega National Park Guides and Artemis Africa take Care of Gorilla Trekkers and Hikers when in the park for Any Activity and never think of self driving Safaris to Congo.


What to Bring on Gorilla Trekking


The enjoyment of the amazing gorilla trekking experience to Democratic republic of congo starts with the packing list, clothes to wear and when Planning for Congo Gorilla tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park or Virunga National Park be mindful of what to bring for Gorilla Trekking in Congo, always pack the african clothing wear for memorable safari adventure.

Accommodations in Congo


At the moment, both parks offer very friendly style accommodation, including bungalows, tents, and lodges; offering an exceptional panorama of the forest and exceptional encounters with wild animals.

Artemis Africa organizes your stay, and facilitates your access to the tourist sites of the DR Congo. To spend the night in these bungalows, it is necessary to count from USD 150 per night.

Congo Tourist Visa

Wishing to Visit Congo as a Tourist, Enjoy a Gorilla Safari Holiday in Congo by Entering Congo with a Cheap Tourists Visa sold to travelers that Explore Congo as Gorilla Watchers due to the Congo Tourism Potential Features found in the Country.

Don’t Hassle so much to book a Gorilla Safari in Congo, Find Artemis Africa ( ) that can help you in organizing Gorilla Trekking Adventure for a lifetime Memory.

In case of booking the gorilla permit, Artemis Africa and the Park will require the following

  • The date that you would like to track the Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Enter Day to enable visa processing. You can identify some dates and also send your passport number details to Artemis Africa which is going to buy the Gorilla permit for you.
  • Your name, nationality as well as the passport number, the gorilla permits are known to be non-Transferable, this means that you will have to show that you will need to show the passport or some sort of identification at the pre trekking briefing
  • About the payment, the best way to pay is by making a wire transfer and please inform the bank to reduce any transaction charges from your account.
  • Eastern Lowland Gorillas have similar DNA to humans, gorillas are highly susceptible to illness, and even catching a common cold could wipe out an entire group. Park visitors must keep a minimum distance of seven metres from the animals at all times, and visits are limited to one hour .


What to Bring for Lowland Gorilla Trekking

  1. Sturdy boots or shoes for walking in the forest (Wellington Boots can be purchased in Bukavu/Goma)
  2.  Long pants to wear when hiking
  3.  Rain Jacket
  4.  Water
  5.  Camera (no flash photography allowed)
  6.  Snacks or a Picnic Lunch


On the Day of Gorilla Trekking

The Park guide will give you a short introduction before starting the forest hike. He will cover the history, geography and some facts about the Gorilla family you will be visiting. The guide will also provide you with advice on how to behave when with the gorillas while in the jungle.

Following the briefing you begin your journey along narrow jungle paths to meet the gorillas. Masks are worn to prevent gorillas from catching human disease. The length of this hike depends on the location of the gorillas. Some days they can be a 20-40 minute walk from the road into the Forest, other days it can take over an hour of walking to reach the gorillas as they are always on the move in search of food.

When you enter the territory of the gorillas you will be welcomed by the enormous male silverback, making sure you are not a threat. After he accepts your presence a magical time observing the gorillas will begin, which is truly a once in a lifetime experience and you will have 1 hour in the forest with the gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking in Congo – Visit Eastern Lowland & Mountain Gorillas in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Eastern lowland Gorilla trekking Tours are some of the most adventurous safaris you could ever take in Africa and can only be undertaken in Democratic republic of congo unlike the mountain gorillas can be viewed in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo on the entire continent.

Congo Gorilla Trekking is done in  either Kahuzi Biega National Park or Maiko National Park ( Eastern Lowland Gorillas) & Virunga National Park for the Mountain Gorilla Trekking which is part of the greater Virunga Massif, where the mountain gorilla population has passed the 1000 mark ! with more than 8 Gorilla groups that are open for Trekking yet in the Kahuzi Biega National Park is the only destination conserving the biggest number of Eastern lowland gorillas amounting to over 400 gorillas and more than 9 families habituated but one group is open for trekking .

To complete your visit to the gorillas, enjoy hiking in the Kahuzi Biega National Park, the ascent of two extinct volcanoes (Kahuzi and Biega) while also browsing its maintained trails for an unforgettable stay with chimpanzees or countless birds. from the top of the trees; in the neighboring province of North Kivu, we also offer visits to the parasidiac island of Tchegera (Virunga National Park) or an ascent to the Nyiragongo volcano, a tour to Mushaki (Masisi) to visit the Malaika Lodge (horses, donkeys, cows, cheese dairy, waterfalls …) a passage to the only sanctuary of orphan mountain gorillas in the world (Senkwekwe Center), and accommodation that offers a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome.

We also offer visits to national parks and sanctuaries, reserves, cultural and historical sites and many other islands that the two countries share on Lake Kivu.

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