When is Best Time Of The Year To visit Virunga National Park

The best time to Visit Virunga National Park is in the dry season from June-September and December to February, yet, the park can be visited for all activities at anytime during the year.  The dry months of June, July, August, September, December, January & February are recommended, because  of little or no rainfall, navigable terrains,  and dry roads leading to the Park.

The dry season also coincides with the best time for wild life safaris as well as best time to go gorilla trekking , not forgetting the popular time to go for chimpanzee tracking, hence resulting to many tourists flocking into the country any activity. Therefore, those opting to travel during the dry months are required to book their gorilla trekking permits or Nyiragongo trekking permits early enough, at least 6 months prior to the actual date of tracking.

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Whereas, Democratic Republic of Congo experiences two wet/low season, that is, from April to June, and from October to Mid December, which can also be suitable for visiting the Virunga National Park, although the park, receives high volumes of rainfall,  the trails are slippery & muddy which makes it quite hard to navigate through.  The wet season could sometimes be the lucky chance to acquire discounted Congo gorilla trekking permits, as well as reduced room rates

Activities in Virunga National Park-Best Time to Visit Virunga

Virunga National Park, boasts numerous activities for visitors to take part in including: the most popular Mountain Gorilla trekking, Nyiragongo Volcano hiking, Chimpanzee trekking in Tongo forest, Bird Watching, Monkey trekking, nature walks, visiting the orphaned gorillas at Senkenkwe among others.

About Gorilla Trekking In Virunga National Park

Located in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park, stands out to be one among the 4 gorilla trekking destinations in the world. The park offers an awe-inspiring  mountain gorilla trekking expedition, where gorilla trekkers are usually accompanied by armed rangers during the search. Upon finding Mountain gorillas, visitors are allowed to stay in their presence for only 1 hour.

How Many Gorilla groups are in Virunga National Park?

Virunga National Park has at least 8 habituated gorilla groups or families, which are open and available for mountain gorilla trekking experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These families include among others: Humba, Rugendo, Kabirizi, Lulengo, Munyaga, Mapuwa, Nyakamwe, and Bageni.

How much is a Gorilla Trekking Permit In Virunga National Park?

The Gorilla trekking Permit in Virunga National Park costs $450 per person, per gorilla family, per day, which is much cheaper from Uganda’s $800 mountain gorilla trekking permit cost, and Rwanda’s $1500 Mountain Gorilla trekking permit cost.