Congo Gorilla tours and safaris in lead you to two key destinations for Gorilla trekking in Congo. To be clear, I am talking about the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and due to its huge size, the country is known to bear on and off insurgencies on the Eastern side – something that creates an irony about the name “democratic”. Well, back to the Gorillas in Congo, the country is blessed with 2 species; the renowned mountain gorillas and the Eastern Lowland gorillas.
The mountain gorillas tend to be bigger than the lowland gorillas and another difference is on their hairy coat – the giant mountain gorillas possess a dark coat whereas the lowland subspecies carries a lighter grayish hair. Congo Gorilla tours take place in the Virunga national park, a renowned UNESCO heritage site that is part of the greater Virunga massif – a giant block of volcanic mountains shared among the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.