After Purchasing the Gorilla Permits for Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekkers in Kahuzi Biega National Park are advised to observe the following Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations for the Conservation of the Gorillas in the Jungles of Africa. These Gorilla Rules are the same even for mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park.
- Only a specific number of gorilla tracking permits are available each day and therefore they must be booked well in advance. (Gorilla tracking permits are now selling well over a year in advance!).
- Please ensure that you take the appropriate clothing and equipment for tracking the gorillas. Please refer to our packing list or alternatively contact our UK office for further details.
- Gorilla tracking is limited to people aged 15 or above and all trackers must be in good health; please note that if you are ill you may be forbidden to track the gorillas. This is due to illnesses being passed directly from humans to gorillas.
- Tracking is not easy; however it is possible by most people in good health and reasonable fitness.
- A percentage of each permit goes back into the local community and park infrastructure.
- Tracking of gorillas can be denied at short notice due to security in the area or as a result of park authority regulations.
- You are tracking wild animals and therefore the purchase of a gorilla permit does not guarantee seeing them. Please obey your guide at all times, they know what to do and not to do around these animals and it is for your safety and security that they are there. Please keep a minimum distance of 7 metres at all times from the gorillas.
- Flash photography is not allowed. Professional filmmakers must purchase the relevant permits however personal video recorders are permitted.
You will be designated your guide at the park office. Your guide will explain the rules as to how to behave when around the gorillas for the memorable Gorilla Safari in Congo.