The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to both the mountain gorillas found in Virunga National Park and the lowland gorillas found in Kahuzi Biega national park. The tourism industry in Congo is still developing and as such one may encounter a few challenges here and there, but a gorilla trek to Congo is still worthwhile. Congo is composed of ragged terrain but it always takes between 1 to 2 hours to encounter the great apes once on their trail. There are many strict measure put in place to safeguard the virunga gorillas for example all visitors are required to wear surgical masks and are required to take a maximum of 1 hour with the gorillas. while on your Congo gorilla tour there are other thrilling activities one may engage in for example hiking Mount Nyirangongo. Gorilla tracking in Congo is restricted to persons above 15 years in age. Congo gorilla tracking permits – Gorilla tracking permits cost $USD 400.