DR Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo is another hidden natural wonder of Africa. This lesser-known country has a tremendous wealth of spectacular national parks along with stunning rain forests.
Visiting these iconic parks can be a life-changing experience. The country is home to 20 stunning national parks out of which Virunga national park is the catchiest. The national park holds a great amount of Mountain Gorillas that has captured the attention of the world. Congo Gorilla Safari is truly a mesmerizing experience. More than 224000 visitors are coming to the country especially for having Congo Gorilla Safaris.
Virunga tops in the list of national parks for DR Congo safari for its iconic mountain gorilla population. The national park is the oldest national park in the country. The park covers up 7, 800 square kilometers area in Congo.
Having an alluring view the national park will surprise you with its diverse landscape. You can spot forests to swamps to lava plains; as well the landscape offers erosion valley and active volcanoes. The ever-changing scenery of the park drives tourists crazy. The national park is a synonym to Congo Gorilla Safari.
The national park is home to iconic gorillas and that’s what makes the national park unique. Not only gorillas but also that national park showcases a decent amount of hippos, elephants, lions, and more.
As of now, eight Gorilla groups are residing in the national park. The groups are; Kabirizi, Humba, Rugendo, Mapuwa, Lulengo, Munyaga, Nyakamwe, and Bageni. These 8 Gorilla groups are different from each other with a unique style and story.
Apart from Congo Gorilla Tours you can explore a few other national parks with a decent game population as well as having breathtaking natural wonders. Few of them are;
- Kahuzi Biega National Park
- Maiko national park
- Odzala-Kokoua National Park
- Nouabale Ndoki national park
Best time to visit Congo
The country is great to plan a tour year-round, however, the long dry season is the best suitable. It continues from May to the end of September. During these months the country offers a great climate with a clear sky and sunnier weather. The best thing about the country is even in the peak seasons you won’t have to be worried about high tourist concentration.
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