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WHEN TO VISIT DR CONGO

Climate

There are two rainy seasons in DRC which include from the month of March to May (Longer season) and that from October to November (short season). During the rainy seasons trekkers have difficulties in trekking, with the much rains it doesnt mean people shouldnt completely travel, this season has rain and sunshine so immediately after the rain the sun always comes out, and all activities always continue as planned.

Most tourists choose to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between June and September and February because in these months the rain is less, it is sunny in most areas of DRC

The busiest month in the park is December where there are many travelers, so if you are planning a visit to DR Congo book the gorilla permit in advance to avoid disappointments. Please note, that in the low season the lodges lower their rates; also this is a better way to go since the Gorilla permit is at US$200.

Topography/Relief

DRCs landscape is raised which gives it a cool climate, so where trekking is done in the jungles the land is steep and rugged so as earlier said it is a bit difficult to trek in the rainy season which is the low season, however much the rates are low, it is advisable to visit DRC in the dry seasons in months, January, February, June, July, August and September because Gorilla trekking is easier and most gorillas have shifted to feed in the low lands.

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