GORILLA TREKKING ACTIVITY IN KAHUZI BIEGA PARJ DR.CONGO
Kahuzi Biega is formerly the only preserved region in the world where it is potential for tourists and scientists to witness, with certainty and serenity, Grauer’s Gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) in their ordinary habituation.
A gorilla trekking experience in Kahuzi Biega National Park, which is home to the Eastern Lowland gorillas in Democratic republic of Congo, will allow you to discover many wonderful and unique characteristics and behaviourism’s of these magnificent creatures. Of the 3 existent sub-species of the Eastern Gorilla, the Grauer’s Gorilla is undoubtedly the most impressive. A visit to the Gorilla, today, is one of the most passionate and heartrending eco-touristic adventures one could experience on the African continent. Eastern lowland gorillas are one of Africa’s most beloved of primates and this is made obvious by the sheer number of international travellers who come to visit the continent for an African safari experience. Eastern lowland gorillas can only be seen in the Democratic republic of Congo in the famous national park of Kahuzi Biega. The Eastern Lowland gorilla can be trekked for a minimum duration of 3 days, which is offered to explorers as the 3 Days Lowland Gorilla Tour.
RULES FOR GORILLA VISITING IN KAHUZI BIEGA PARK DR.CONGO
After Purchasing the Gorilla Permits for Eastern Lowland Gorilla, Trekkers in Kahuzi Biega National Park are advised to observe the following Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations for the Conservation of the Gorillas in the Jungles of Africa. These Gorilla Rules are the same even for mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park.
Gorilla tracking is limited to people aged 15 or above and all trackers must be in good health; please note that if you are ill you may be forbidden to track the gorillas. This is due to illnesses being passed directly from humans to gorillas.
Tracking is not easy, however, it is possible by most people in good health and reasonable fitness. A percentage of each permit goes back into the local community and park infrastructure.
Tracking of gorillas can be denied at short notice due to security in the area or as a result of park authority regulations.
Flash photography is not allowed. Professional filmmakers must purchase the relevant permits however personal video recorders are permitted. Minimize noise and speak quietly when in the area. Always walk and stay with your group. Keep a distance of 7 meters between you and the gorillas.
What Else Can you see apart from Eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega Park
After your gorilla tours in Congo, a visit to Maiko National Park is a great opportunity to see the other half of the remaining Eastern gorillas in the world. Visit the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda for Gorilla trekking or combine the Nyiragongo Volcano climbing tour on multi country adventure in Africa. Besides the mountain gorillas, check for Gorilla Trek Africa. You can combine your Rwanda or Congo gorilla tour with climbing mount Nyiragongo. While in Kahuzi Biega National Park, besides visiting the Eastern Lowland gorillas, you can take a safari to visit the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, Maiko National Park, Ituri forest, Upemba National Park & Okapi Wildlife Reserve and other interesting tourist areas that are worth checking out like the Idjwi Island. Check Congo safari destinations here.