When is the best time to visit Gorillas in Congo

When is the Best Time visit Gorillas in Congo? The best time to go gorilla trekking in Congo is  dry season between June-September and December to March. Virunga National Park, Kahuzi Biega National Park and Odzala-Kokoua National Park is best  visited during the dry months of January, February, June, July, August, September, and December, when the trails & easily passable. While most adventure travelers avoid visiting gorillas during the wet months of March, April, May, October, November. because the grasses over grow, and the trails are wet, muddy & slippery, which makes them impassable.

6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari & habituation in Kahuzi Biega national park

Democratic Republic of Congo has  various creatures in its lush forest, despite  on/off political unrest. A few  tourists seldom visit the country, although it crosses the  equator.

Like Uganda & Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo also harbors Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, which offers  gorilla trekking through out the year,  yet, it is very important to know about the best time to go gorilla trekking  there.

The Best Time to go Gorilla Trekking in Congo?

The best time for Congo gorilla trekking is in the  two dry seasons of December to March and June to October. The  dry months of June, July , August, September, October and December, January, February and March are recommended best time to visit Gorillas for gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega for Gorilla trekking in the Democratic republic Of Congo.

The dry months comprises of  reduced amounts of rainfall, clear blue skies and limited movement of the gorillas. It is also the best time to take  beautiful  photos of the country side,  landscapes as well as the gorilla giants, without obstructions from mist/rain or vegetation.

Therefore, the best & driest months to go gorilla trekking  in Congo is July & September.

Democratic Republic of Congo  experiences more rainfalls between March to May and October to November, but this can not hinder Visitors from gorilla trekking in Congo, as well as other activities.

These months feature heavy down pour,  muddy & slippery gorilla trekking trails, high mist cover, and vegetation which makes gorilla trekking very difficult, and there are a lot of obstructions during photo taking.

The best time to Book a Gorilla Permit in Congo

The best time to visit Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, and the Wild Eastern Lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park  in the dry months from June to September and December to March, requires early booking of the Congo Gorilla trekking permits, at least 6 months prior to the day of trekking Gorillas, to avoid disruption.