Planing for your gorilla safari in Africa? Think of Democratic Republic of Congo where you can experience the mountain gorillas and lowland gorilla safari tours in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park respectively. Before the tourism industry of Democratic Republic of Congo has been low due to the insecurity issues that have been taking places in the Virunga National Park.
Today, the joint effort of several international and local security agencies and communities has put Democratic Republic of Congo security at the positive level though there is still some few incidents that happen in the park and this can not scare you coming to the park to experience the gorilla trek and Nyiragongo hiking.
The Virunga National Park is much loved because the gorilla trekking experience is so much affordable due to the low gorilla permit at $ 400 USD per person during high season and $ 200 USD per person during low season (15th March – 15th May and 15th October – 15th December every year). Therefore, when coming for your gorilla trek in Africa compare the price as in other destinations like Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda a permit cost $ 600 USD throughout the year and then for Rwanda the permit is so much expensive and during high season it goes at $ 1500 USD and then during low season and you happen to visit the 3 or 2 other Rwanda parks permit cost $ 1050 USD and you must travel from November to May every year. Then for those coming to Rwanda for seminar and conferences and tend to stay and after conference the permit cost $ 1275 USD.