A visit with a mountain gorilla family is a life changing experience

 Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good natured, and fascinating to observe. The silverback’s powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”. People are equally struck by the tenderness and care that mothers show their young. And then, of course, there are the juveniles who spend most of every waking hour at play and never cease to make visitors smile. We believe your time with Virunga’s mountain gorillas will leave you feeling changed for the better.

All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain.

To safeguard the health of Virunga’s gorillas, visitors will be required to wear surgical masks (provided) when in the presence of gorillas. Time with the gorillas is strictly limited to one hour. If you don’t feel well at the time of your scheduled trek (i.e. you have a cold, fever, diarrhea, or persistent sore throat) – please cancel. Mountain gorillas are extremely susceptible to human illnesses. Gorillas have died after being exposed to human respiratory viruses and other common ailments.

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Diederik Gerritsen
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Amazing experience and with real care for the gorillas by the guides. Getting info from discovery about Congo, transport and cheaper stay was really bad. So I give special thanks to Barack Nari who arranged everything for me: cheap stay, visa and cheap transport. contact virungadiscovery for him

Diederik Gerritsen
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Amazing experience. Amazing to see the vulcanic lighten the skies by night. The group was too big n renting a porter is not necessary. I wanna thank barack Nari. The agency didnt provide good information but he explained everything and a lot cheaper. contact him: info@congodiscoverysafaris.com

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