Gorilla tracking in DRC is carried out in Virunga National park which is also UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s located in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and borders both Rwanda and Uganda. Virunga National park also covers an area of about 7800km and is also home to 200 of the mountain gorillas living mostly in the southern part of the park. This national park is also managed by Congolese national park authorities with the institute Congolais Pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) , These are also partner with Africa Conservation Fund. After, the reduction in these mountain gorilla numbers are due to the ruthless attacks which killed 10 gorillas, their population has also increased and more stable now. The efforts have been put in by the rangers who live within Virunga National park.
The park is also 32km west of Goma which is also the capital city of North Kivu province. Transport from Goma to Virunga National park that can be also be arranged with Virunga National park. The roads to the national park are so poor and it’s also the best to travel with someone who knows the place. The other option can be a guided tour since tourism infrastructure is not well developed as in Uganda and Rwanda. It’s also well advisable that the best way to arrive at Goma is by passing via Rwanda on a well maintained road from Kigali.it also takes three hours to drive to arrive the border of DRC which is near Goma. This border crossing is also easy and from there, it’s also a short walk of 10 minutes to Goma . The other option would be by crossing the border of Bunagana in south western Uganda, where you can access an affordable local visa which can be bought.