Mountain gorilla trekking is the main tourist activity in Virunga National Park, Congo. The Mountain Gorillas are located in the Mikeno Sector, about a two and half our drive from Goma. 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. We believe your time with Virunga’s mountain gorillas will leave you feeling changed for the better. Mountain gorilla trekking per day costs $400 USD per person during the high season but during the low season a permit goes at $ 200 USD per person.
Therefore, for tourists visiting the Virunga National Park have got a high opportunity to do triple or as many gorilla safaris in Democratic Republic of Congo at a relatively affordable price compared to the nearby countries like Rwanda and Uganda also offering gorillas experience but at high prices. Rwanda gorilla permit costs $ 1500 USD per person and Uganda $ 600 USD per person.