Congo Mountain Gorilla Trekking Permit
Virunga gorilla permit is that document that allows travelers to participate in the gorilla trekking adventure in Virunga national park. The gorilla permit is purchased by the tourists who have interest to participate in the once life time gorilla trekking experience in the true African jungle of Virunga national park which is the oldest national park in Africa that has been protected and conserved to protect the remaining cricitally endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Virunga national park is situated in the southern region of the democratic Republic of Congo in the heart of Goma town and it borders East African countries like Rwanda, Uganda among others.
Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park is one of the best great alternative for budget travelers that would like to enjoy trekking the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Africa but they don’t have enough dollars. One of the facts and uniqueness about gorilla trekking in Virunga national park is that it has one of the cheapest and affordable gorilla permit compared to other countries in Africa that harbors the remaining mountain gorillas in the world.
Virunga gorilla permit costs $400 USD per person and it is one of the national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo that offers discounted gorilla permits in the low season. This has given a chance to budget travelers all over the world to be part of the once lifetime dream of the mountain gorilla trekking adventure experience in the African wilderness. The gorilla trekking permit for Uganda costs 600 USD per person to all foreign nonresidents and by July 2020 the gorilla trekking permit for Uganda will increase to 700 USD while in Rwanda the gorilla trekking permit is at 1500 USD per person for all foreign nonresidents thus it is one of the best alternative option for luxury gorilla safaris and the best place for gorilla excursion safaris due to the fact volcano national park in Rwanda is so closed to the international airport.
The price cost of Virunga gorilla permit was partially influenced by the political instability that affected the park and due to the fact it is still a virgin destination for gorilla tourism, thus the price of 400 USD being used as a strategy to attract a lot of travelers in demand for gorilla trekking plus the ideology of surviving in the market of gorilla tourism in Africa due to fact that it is one of the major key tourism activity that has helped the country economy to recover from the wounds of the political wars that affected the Democratic republic of Congo.