(Budget 2023) Congo Gorilla Trekking Tours Virunga-Kahuzi Biega

(Budget 2023) Congo Gorilla Trekking Tours Virunga-Kahuzi Biega are reliable, affordable to all travelers. (Budget 2023) Congo Gorilla Trekking Tours Virunga-Kahuzi Biega go to Virunga National Park & Kahuzi Biga National Park in the DR Congo.

The Mountain Gorillas are found in Virunga National Park has 3 sectors i.e: The Northern sector which is bordered by Uganda and Rwenzori Mountain which is situated over 5000 meters with snow caps at the top of Margherita Peak which is the highest point on the Mountain.

In the central section is also the Lake Edward, the Ishasha River valley and the plains of Rwindi. This section has a number of wildlife which includes buffalos, elephants, topi’s etc.

The Southern sector is best known for the Mountain Gorillas, They are mainly found at the base of the Mikeno Volcano which is also a dormant Volcano found at 4380 meters.

Virunga National Park is surrounded by dense forests which also make it ideal for numerous species of monkeys and chimpanzees to survive. The measures include comprehensive monitoring and evaluation, community education and the dedicated services of the wildlife rangers. About 10 gorillas were lost in the Virunga national park due to the chaos, murders and the civil wars that took place but the government and the is doing it’s best to offer the best security to both the local community and the tourists. This has reduced most risks and thus increase in the number of visitors.

The Mikeno Sector of the park has several groups and these include: Jomba, Bikenge ,Bukima, Gatovu, Kibumba and Rumangabo groups. Bukima group has 9 different families of gorillas that have been habituated and these include: Bageni, Mapuwa, Kabirizi, Nyakamwe, Rugendo, Humba, Lulengo, Munyaga and solitaires.

Gorilla Family S.B B.B AD. F SUB JUV BABIES Total
Bageni 3 0 10 2 7 9 31
Mapuwa 3 1 6 3 6 4 22
Kabirizi 3 0 5 6 1 4 19
Nyakamwe 2 1 4 2 1 2 12
Humba 2 0 3 1 2 3 11
Rugendo 3 0 2 1 2 2 10
Lulengo 1 0 3 1 4 1 10
Munyaga 3 0 2 2 0 2 09
Solitaires 5 1 0 0 0 0 06
Total 25 03 35 16 22 29 130
  • SB: Silverback
  • BB: Blackback
  • AD.F: Adult Female
  • JUV: Juvenile

During the sunny season, the gorillas tend to move further into the forests in search for food. This makes it a long journey for the tourists who are doing the gorilla trekking to finally find the gorillas. The park, in conjunction with the government and ICCN have resolved to buy more of the surrounding land from the local people who own land near the park, to plant more bamboo shoots and trees so that even when the sunny season is on, the gorillas wouldn’t go so far into the forest looking for the bamboo and other food.