Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the unique travel destinations in central Africa with both low land gorillas & mountain gorillas in Kahuzi Biega and Virunga National Parks respectively. Congo is also a home for Nyiragongo crater; an active volcano. Find affordable Congo safaris, tours and travel adventures for your next gorilla trekking safari.
DR Congo is perfect for wildlife experiences, great primate encounter, cultural adventures among others. The major highlights of your safari to DR Congo are tracking western lowland gorilla on foot in Kahuzi Biega national park and mountain gorilla trekking and Virunga national park, staying on the edge of Lango Bai, Kayaking and boating through the forests, photograph Forest Elephants and Buffalo among others
Often the best safaris to DR Congo involve looking beyond the above highlights. It’s about the countless exciting wild encounters that will make you have an everlasting memorable experience. These are experiences that nobody could ever predict, but that make your Congo tour and safari genuinely unique. Watch the elusive forest elephants, sleep in the canopy of Odzala, trek several primates, watch the bubbling lava lake and spend a night at the summit of mount Nyiragongo.
Are you looking for the best time to book DR Congo safaris in Africa? Yes, consider the dry season from June to September. The country is located along the equator, DR Congo enjoys warm weather throughout the year, with June and July being the driest months to book tours and safaris in Africa.
The longer dry season is best for travelers looking for mountain gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park. During this season, mountain gorillas tend to move to higher altitude in search for food, therefore expect longer trekking durations. The drier months are ideal for a mount Nyiragongo hiking adventures because the hiking trails are far less risky than during the wetter seasons. However, don’t get surprised if you do experience some rains during the commonly known dry months. The dense forest cover means that the area will be warm and humid during your hike, so the drier and cooler months are ideal for Congo Safaris if you want to avoid this.
If you wish to experience Congo for safaris and tours from October to March, expect regular rainfall during this wet season however you will encounter a number of gorgeous flowers blooming with breathtaking sunsets. Also, these months are filled with tropical thunderstorms along with bright, blue skies and hot weather, giving some of the most colorful Congo safaris experiences in Virunga national park. Forests are blooming and the sunsets are exceptionally spectacular during the wet season.
At the beginning of the year, DR Congo experiences a short dry spell with 30-degree heat while you may still experience the occasional shower to cool down in. This weather is ideal for hiking and boat excursions, or exploring the Virunga National Park, where the bountiful fruits mean that you can witness the mountain gorillas feeding in the trees. Check out different Congo safari packages and talk to our expert.