Getting a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Congo is not complicated as one has to follow some procedures that are set to help you get a permit that is valid and genuine.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the three destinations in the world where we find the mountain gorillas besides Mgahinga national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, and Volcanoes national park in Uganda and Rwanda respectively. Congo has two destinations for gorilla trekking and that includes Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Beiga National Park with Virunga national park is being the home to the mountain gorillas while Kahuzi Beiga being home to the eastern lowland gorillas. Congo Gorilla permits are issued by the Virunga tourism office located at the Goma border.
Getting a Gorilla Trekking Permit in Congo one has to know that the Congo gorilla permit is more like a payment receipt featuring the client’s details and date of trekking. A single gorilla permit for trekking in Volcanoes National Park and Kahuzi Beiga costs US$ 400 and is valid for an hour encounter with the gorillas for a given booked date of trekking. Virunga Gorilla permits are issued by the Virunga Tourism Office located close to the Goma border. Just like Uganda trekking permits, Congo gorilla trekking permits are very competitive and are quickly booked, so visitors are advised to book in advance. Booking Congo permits may be a little tricky so booking through a tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris would simplify your work. We do have direct contact with Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Beiga national park so all your bookings are taken care of. We also do have packages that offer gorilla trekking in Congo, get in touch with us to book Congo your gorilla permit for a given tour package.