The Democratic Republic of Congo is an exciting travel destination offering exceptional vacations to all kinds of travelers, leisure and business. Forget about what you have heard about Democratic Republic of Congo in the past because DRC right now is a different country that has transformed itself into an adventure capital. Surprisingly, tourists go to Congo and return safe revealing the change in tourism areas in Congo. All national parks are well conserved, new lodges and hotels have been built to cater for the increasing number of visitors in the country.Tourists to Congo relax, explore the wonderful attractions and also move around freely to different places of tourism interest as long as they have the formalities to allow them too. Being an adventurous nations, here are the most popular Congo tours for 2018 and beyond since natural beauty never fades.
Watching Gorillas in Virunga national Park
Today Virunga National Park is the most affordable destination for mountain gorilla safaris in Africa. Located in eastern Congo, the park receives tourists daily from across the globe who are interested in meeting the rare mountain gorillas and Congo gorilla tours are on a very high demand despite same treks being done in Uganda and Rwanda. Tourists find it amazing to track gorillas in Congo and see chimps in Nyungwe a very leisurely trip in Africa. Others just fly to Rwanda and track endangered mountain gorillas in Congo an experience that many are opting to enjoy soon but still limited with tour rates. Tracking gorillas in Congo is optional but the exciting memories and joy is a must. Virunga national Park is very safe for tourism and open for whoever wants to see mountain gorillas. Gorilla permits for virunga are affordable and your Congo gorilla tour will still be.
Hiking Nyiragongo Volcanoes
Sleeping under the stars and close to the sky a very amazing experience looking at the dazzling Crater Lake from the edge is something you will never forget. Nights in Nyiragongo are colorful and great and a first priority for all guests to Congo for safaris in 2018.With a night in Lake Kivu, and early breakfast, the hiking day starts with briefing from Virunga national park rangers at Kibati.You assigned trip porters to help you carry luggage and food to the top where you will chill, relax and enjoy an amazing night at the top of the active volcanoe.Next morning wake up surrounded with impressive views of Goma, Lake kivu , mount Rwenzori and Virunga national park before leaving the summit to ascend back to the start point. This is more rewarding if combined with gorilla trekking in Congo, Uganda or Rwanda.
Lowland Gorilla Trek in Congo
Tracking low land gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park another example of conservation and sustainable tourism in Congo is incredibly something you should do in 2018.Why not explore the two jungle forests on a double trekking gorilla tour to see both lowland and mountain gorillas. Though both gorilla species look alike but they are totally different and the experience is thrilling. Walking through the thick forest makes you more curious wondering when how it feels when you meet the low land gorillas. Everything feels new even though you have tracked mountain gorillas before. I remember a friend explaining to me how he liked the low land gorilla encounter in Kahuzi Biega an experience I had to tryout some day. There are other tours in Congo like tracking bonobos, visiting the might falls of Zongo among others.