Primate Safaris in Virunga National Park
Primate Safaris in Virunga National Park: Virunga national park has gained popularity in world because of its rewarding attractions that can be seen like mount Nyiragongo which is a home to the world’s largest lava lake hat has attracted a number of tourists that come into the country to see the lava lake and other activities. With the increased security procedures that involves tourists being accompanied by the military officers during their different activities that guarantees the safety of the tourists and their property and the different standard operating procedures that were put in place to minimize the spread of corona virus like maintaining social distance, regular sanitizing of surfaces, regular hand wash and use of hand sanitizing, and wearing of the face masks has enabled of travelers to access the country for an amazing experience while in Virunga national park.
During your primate safaris in virunga national park 2021 you should not miss out on taking part in gorilla trekking. A number of tourists choose gorilla trekking in virunga national park because of the fact that it is cheaper compared to gorilla trekking in Rwanda at a fee of 1500 USD, and gorilla trekking in Uganda which is currently at a fee of 700USD making gorilla trekking in virunga national park cheaper at a fee of 400 USD. Even at a cheaper price compared to gorilla trekking in other gorilla trekking destinations in Africa, the gorilla trekking experience in virunga national park is quite unmatched because of other rewarding attractions that can be seen as you take part in the activity. The park is a home to over 1 gorilla families that will make your safari quite rewarding because you will get the opportunity to visit and observe their behavior in the park. During gorilla trekking, you will hike through the thick forests of the park and once you access the gorilla families for instance; Munyanga gorilla families you will see the adult female bilali gave birth to twins, you will also get to see the bald headed gorilla Kadogo and other rewarding features of the different gorilla families while in the park during your Congo safari.
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the rewarding activities that you should not miss out on during your primate safaris in virunga national park 2021 for memorable experiences during your Congo safaris. Virunga national park will give you a chance to track one of the different habituated chimpanzee troops along the lower slopes of Mount Mikeno that tourists can visit in the park for a rewarding Congo Safari. Chimpanzee trekking in virunga national park involves tourists hiking through the forests to get to the habituated troops. On reaching the troops, you will have the chance to spend time with the primates getting to know their character in the wild as they try to carry out their daily activities, you will find out their feeding patterns, their diet by watching them feed on fruits and edible leaves, flowers small insects and many other interesting facts about the primates.
During your Congo safari in 2021, you can take part in chimpanzee habituation that involves tourists taking part in training the chimpanzees to get accustomed to human presence. This is done by tourists accompanying a team of researchers to the different chimpanzee troops in the park that are under the habituation process, the habituation process involves training the primates how to get used to human presence by observing how they react at different intervals with the co-existence of humans. Interesting about the activity is the fact that it takes a whole day for tourists which give you the opportunity to spend more time with the chimpanzees as compared to chimpanzee trekking which takes only one hour this will give you the chance to get understand more about the chimpanzees.
VISITING THE SENKWENKWE GORILLA ORPHANAGE
The Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage was established to provide refuge to a number of orphan gorillas whose parents were killed by the poachers in the park. Poaching is one of the problems faced by the park which has left a number of gorillas orphans and injured with a number of wounds. As you take part in visiting the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage as part of your rewarding primate safaris in virunga national park 2021, you will get the chance to take care of a number of infants by feeding them infants, cleaning their rooms, playing with them among other interesting activities that will ensure that you have an amazing time during your encounter with the gorillas in the sanctuary. After volunteering in taking care of the primates you can also move around the premises observing how the primates play in the fenced area, watch how they co-exist with one another. Although most of the gorilla that come to the orphanage are usually traumatised from the terror of losing their parents, with the help of dedicated health workers and staff at the orphanage they’ve restored the hope of the gorillas which has improved their survival at the orphange.
GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING
As part of your primate safaris in virunga national park 2021, you will take part in golden monkey trekking. The activity involves hiking mount Mikeno to access the habituated troops where you will get to spend one hour with the golden monkeys to understand their behaviour in the park, you will also get to also take a picture of the golden monkeys which will ensure that you will have an amazing time in the park.