Gorillas in Congo include mountain gorillas and lowlands. The rare mountain gorillas in Congo reside in the jungles of the Virunga National Park. The vast UNESCO protected area sits on the Eastern part of the D.R. Congo, and shelters 300 mountain gorillas. This is a special habitat for Congo’s 8 habituated mountain gorilla families; Munyaga, Bageni, Nyakamwe, Rugendo, Lulengo, Humba, Kabirizi, and Mapuwa.
Congo and lowland gorillas- the Eastern lowland gorillas in the DRC reside in Maiko and Kahuzi-Biega National Parks. Visiting gorilla beringei Grauer’s in Congo also requires you to have valid gorilla permits, which costs USD450 per person.
Things to pack for Uganda, Rwanda, and DRC gorilla safaris
Pack right for all gorilla trips to Rwanda, Uganda, or DRC. Begin with essentials such as waterproof hiking boots, bottled drinking water, long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, rain jacket, camera, daypack, long trousers, pair of socks, insect repellents, high energy giving snacks, gardening gloves, extra camera batteries, memory card, etc.