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Affordable Congo Gorilla Trekking Holidays

Looking for an affordable gorilla trekking holiday in Africa??! The best place to go is Democratic Republic of Congo because it provides its gorilla permits at an affordable price and it is compared to no other gorilla trekking national park in Africa if it comes to affordable gorilla trekking safari holidays. Congo is a blessed country consisting of all the world’s great apes (Mountain gorillas, Low-land gorillas and Chimpanzees) of which these apes can all be spotted in one Park (Virunga National Park) being the only Park in the whole world with all the three apes present.

A Congo gorilla permit costs US$ 400 a cheaper price compared to other gorilla trekking Parks and also a 50% discount is still given on the permits especially during the months of April to May and mid October to mid November. A 50% discount given on the Congo gorilla permit means that you will then have to pay US$ 200. Mountain gorilla tracking is the most famous activity in Virunga national park though other species can still be spotted in the Park such as; Low-land gorillas, Elephants, Buffaloes, Chimpanzees, giraffes, Okapis plus a myriad of bird species. However, Low-land gorillas are best seen in Kahuzi-Biega national park and the gorilla permit for the Low-land gorillas still remains constant like the cost of Mountain gorilla permit (US$ 400).

Virunga national park is found in eastern region of Congo bordering both Uganda’s Parks and Rwanda’s Parks thus it can be accessed via both countries after visiting either Uganda’s Parks (Mgahinga and Rwenzori Mountains national park) or Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. The Park can easily be accessed in Uganda and Rwanda simply because Virunga national park lies on the same conservation area with Mgahinga national park in Uganda and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. All the three Parks were back in days one Park which was known as Albert national park (Virunga massif) but due to different issues from all the three countries (Uganda, Congo and Rwanda), the Park had to splint thus making three Parks in one conservation area.

Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park is conducted in different habituated gorilla families which include; Kabirizi gorilla family, Humba gorilla family, Nyakamwe gorilla family, Rugendo gorilla family, Lulengo gorilla family, Bageni gorilla family, Mapuwa gorilla family and Munyaga gorilla family thus there are eight habituated gorilla families in Virunga national park and the starting point for the tracking is Bukima patrol post. Since a gorilla permit for Congo gorilla tours costs US$ 400 makes it cheaper than that of Rwanda which costs US$ 1500 and for Uganda which costs US$ 600 thus Congo being the best destination for gorilla tours especially to budget travels.

Congo gorilla trekking has some rules and regulations that trekkers have to follow of which some of them include; trekking is done in groups of eight individuals per group, spend one hour with the gorillas, do not litter in the Park, be calm and silent while tracking, arrive in the Park earlier such that you catch up with the morning trekking shift and advance booking is also essential. The Park’s good and luxury accommodation is another way of enjoying your tour to Virunga national park of which some of the Park’s accommodations include; Mikeno lodge, Bukima tented camp and Tchegera Island tented camp.


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Where to go in Kigali

Kigali City, has very many point of interest which you can visit while on your business trip in Rwanda. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center is the most tourist spot for your visit and other genocides which you can visit on your one day Kigali city tour. There is much more craft shops you can visit and from here you can buy a souvenir's to take home.

Where to Eat in Kigali

Kigali has several restaurants which local dishes and continental meals in Kigali. It is much adventurous to take your dinner or lunch out of your hotel and most of the eat out point offers the best African coffee, soon on this guide we shall list for you the best eat out points to visit while in Kigali for your holiday.

Shopping Places in Kigali

Kigali has very many shopping malls while on your Rwanda safari, international supermarkets and shops are available.

Night Clubs in Kigali

While on your holiday in Kigali, do not miss the night life in Kigali. There is many night clubs where you can go for parting with friends and Rwandan girls and boys are much welcoming to dance with you in the night and security is available.

How Travel around Kigali

Kigali city is small and clean and you can tour it within a day and you can use the public transport like Boda Boda or Tax, and those that are willing to travel in comfortable way you can hire a private car from several car rental companies and none other than "www.4x4carhirerwanda.com" can offer you the best affordable and competitive quote. The Jeep offered from this car rental agency in Kigali along the Kigali Airport Road at the St Peter's House are all 4x4 WD and they can go far from the Kigali City to say some National Parks like Akagera National Park which offers game drive viewing.