Welcome to Africa where Eco Tours in Kenya and Congo is becoming so much positive and adventurous trips can firmly be organized by the Eco – friendly companies like Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Ltd which is the best for organizing East Africa’s safaris and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though both countries (Kenya and Congo) do not reside in the same region of Africa; Kenya is found in East Africa and Congo is in Central Africa but they are close to each other of which to fly from Kenya to Congo takes approximately 5 hours and 44 minutes for a plane to fly from the airport in Nairobi to Congo’s Lubumbashi Airport however there is still a quickest flight which can fly from Nairobi to Lubumbashi airport in only 2 hours and 30 minutes. The distance from Kenya to Congo by air is 1697 kilometers and Congo can still be accessed through road of which via road it takes 3 days in bus and by road there is a distance of 3964.4 kilometers. However the above tour agency provides 4×4 vehicles such as extended land cruisers with pop-up roofs, Safari vans, Prado, Toyota Land Cruiser, VX, V8 and others which you can use for your Kenya-Congo adventure.
In Kenya there is a variety of adventurous places more especially its national parks which include MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, TSAVO EAST & WEST NATIONAL PARK, SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK and others. In Kenya you will view a large number of wildlife species and in high quantities such as; African Lions, Elephants, leopards, Cape buffaloes, Black and White Rhinos, Warthogs, Impalas, Hartebeests, Roan antelopes, Wildebeests, Elands, Topis, Jackals, Zebras, Mongooses, Gerenuks, Aardwolves, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Crocodiles, Hippopotamuses, Hyenas, African Hares and so many others.
The most adventurous Park in Kenya is MAASAI MARA which is well known for its annual wildlife migration where the animals migrate from Tanzania in the Serengeti plains to look for the virgin pastures in Kenya. Among the migrant wildlife species include over 1.5 million Wildebeests, over 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, over 200,000 Zebras, 97,000 Topis and over 18,000 Elands. Kenya is also known for having a national park which resides the hugest herds of African Elephants in Africa of which the Park is called AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK. The country is also known for having a destination (LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK) which keeps the hugest number of Flamingos in the whole world for it inhabits over two millions of Flamingos.
Democratic Republic of Congo Adventure;
The country is one of the only three countries in the world which protect and inhabit the World’s rare endangered Mountain gorillas and the best thing for Congo gorilla tours is that they are cheaper than the gorilla tours in the rest of the other two countries which also inhabit the Mountain gorillas. The Congo gorilla permit costs US$ 400 which is a cheaper price for Uganda’s permit which costs US$ 600 and for Rwanda which costs US$ 1500. The Mountain gorillas in Congo are only found in VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK which keeps over 200 Mountain gorillas with 8 habituated Mountain gorilla families which include; Kabirizi, Humba, Bageni, Rugendo, Mapuwa, Nyakamwe, Munyaga and Lulengo and the tracking of gorillas in the Park take place at the Bukima patrol post.
The tracking of gorillas in the Park starts at 08:30am of which the trekkers trek in groups of 8 individuals. Trekkers are advised to maintain maximum silence while tracking and to stand at least 8 meters from the gorillas while viewing them and also spend with the gorillas for strictly one hour. In the Park a traveler will also enjoy the hike of the most active Volcano known as Nyiragongo Volcano and enjoy the views of the bubbling Lava Lake at the summits of the volcano. The hike takes two days for ascending and descending.
More special for Congo gorilla tours is that it is the only country to be with both Mountain gorillas and Low-land gorillas. The Low-land gorillas are also found and can be trekked in Congo’s Park known as KAHUZI-BIEGA NATIONAL PARK of which its permit also costs US$ 400 per trekker.