Safe Family Travel in Congo
No more reason for fearing since the government has done all it can to stabilize the country, set up the good infrastructure and boost the security in the different national parks and destinations thus safety assurance to all families visiting D.R. Congo. You just need to secure gorilla trekking permits in time in case you are visiting as a family, carry out some vaccinations, and pack good cameras enough for the entire family, sweaters since the place tends to be cold, Mosquito repellants to use during the Trekking session, complete hiking attire (shoes, binoculars, and long-sleeved shirts) to use during hiking time. It is at this time that we bring to you some of the must-visit destinations while on a family safari in Congo, destinations that will satisfy the interests of every family member.
Kahuzi-Biega National Park
As a family, travel to Kahuzi-Biega National park, home to the only surviving endangered mountain gorillas, found nowhere else but in this park and country, these are quite different from the Mountain Gorillas. They are bigger and stronger with yet very interesting behaviors. The park is composed of savannah grassland, meandering rivers, over 1,000 bird species thus perfect for birding, a large population of forest elephants, and Forest Buffaloes also dwell here.
Virunga National Park
Visit Virunga National Park, with three main sectors (North, south, and Central), and Africa's oldest national park with the highest amount of Biodiversity covering approximately 7,800km2 of land plus a bonus of the most active volcanic mountain on earth. The park is home to different great apes, Birds, and mammals such as a quarter of the world's mountain gorillas, the chimpanzees (mans closest relatives), Okapi - very similar to a Zebra, Forest elephants, and several bird species.
Here is the heart of gorilla trekking in Congo and prime tourism destination to the East and central African region; however, only children who have reached 15 and above years of age are permitted to do engage in Gorilla Trekking while following the stipulated guidelines set by the park authorities. But no worries, we improvise for infants other interesting activities as the mature family members head to the Jungle to visit the mountain gorillas.
Another interesting activity is hiking to the summit of the most active volcano in Africa and the world at large, the most recent eruption occurring in 2012. Hike to the summit where you will have the opportunity of grabbing the panoramic view of Virunga National park, Goma town Mount Nyamuragira and the entire Virunga conservation area. Nothing should stop you from adventuring the world as a family, for it holds more than it is said to be in it. Book your safari today and visit the Democratic Republic of Congo as a family.