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Welcome to Maiko National Park Independent Travelers Guide

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Maiko National Park- Guide to Maiko , Congo Safari Tours

Welcome to Maiko National Park Travel Portal,an authentic guide  featuring useful information about Maiko National Park which hosts the eastern lowland gorillas  and Kahuzi biega national park that are known for  Eastern lowland gorilla tours in Congo,Map, Visa Application, how to book gorilla permits, how to get there, Trusted Tour operators, when is the best time to visit Congo, Transportation.

Find the complete information guide to guide you during the visit to Maiko National Park the second destination for Eastern Lowland gorilla Trekking and Okapi Wildlife Watching . Maiko National Park  lies in one of the most remote forest areas of the country and covers 10,885 km2 (4,203 sq mi). The park is divided into three sectors, straddling the states of Nord Kivu, Province Orientale and Maniema.

About Maiko National Park Portal.

Maiko National Park is the best conservation park for Eastern lowland gorillas which are only found in Democratic republic of congo.  The park is a major destination for all adventurous holiday makers that wish to explore primates . For the active visitor, the park has thousands of miles of trails from day hikes to back country explorations. The main attractions are all located on the jungle. This site has a lot of the information you need for your congo trip and you may also consider our tour operators “The Wonders of Yellowstone” to help you plan your visit.

Things To  Do in Maiko National Park

Top Things to do in maiko national park include the primates & birding, Nature walks and exploring the vegetation covers in tropical rain forests.  Maiko national park hosts the three of the country’s spectacular endemic animals

  1. Grauer’s gorilla,
  2. okapi 
  3. Congo peafowl.
  4. African forest elephant
  5. Eastern chimpanzee

All the tourists activities explored in the wilderness of Maiko during the congo safari tours tailored by reliable companies  like Primate Safari Experiences covering the East & Central African Countries.

Getting there -Visiting Maiko National Park.

Safari JeepGetting around Maiko National Park, its located in the deep jungles of DR Congo and its only accessed by 4×4 Fleets. There is just one 4×4 “road” leading from Bafwasende to some small villages within the park There are various Routes to enable access maiko National park but it requires to have a 4×4 Safari Jeep and overlanders are not advised to risk driving to Maiko national Park. find the various Routes to enable drive to the park. Starting the journey from Benin , or Butembo , Goma or From Okapi Wildlife reserve all located in Democratic republic of congo.

Where to Stay in Maiko National Park

Planning a Gorilla Safari holiday / cultural visit to Maiko National Park is quite interesting but the issue still hold us back and there is no accommodation / safari lodge developed with in the park and the only way to go is camping, here the travelers is advised to bring their own camping gears and they will be staying with the welcome bantu people of the community.

When To visit Maiko National Park.

Weather & Climate in CongoThe Democratic Republic of the Congo lies on the Equator, with one-third of the country to the north and two-thirds to the south. The climate is hot and humid in the river basin and cool and dry in the southern highlands, with a cold, alpine climate in the Rwenzori Mountains, Maiko national Park can be visited by Travelers the entire year around while on a Congo Safari holiday with A trusted Congo Tour Company.The Democratic Republic of the Congo lies on the Equator, with one-third of the country to the north and two-thirds to the south. The climate is hot and humid in the river basin and cool and dry in the southern.

Congo Safari Agents

Trusted Tour operators which can arrange safaris to Maiko National Park in Congo,tours and gorilla trekking safari holidays.. Maiko national park is one of the best safari destination in Africa for Watching the eastern lowland gorillas in Congo.  The Forest covering predominates in the central and northern part of the park on the raised Itombwe  Forest plateau.Find a list of trusted Tour operators that can arrange safaris to Maiko National Park in Congo, tours and gorilla trekking safari holidays.

Congo Gorilla Trekking:

For exceptional gorilla safari in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is the best option for your Gorilla trekking safari where travelers have a chance to meet and interact with two gorilla species in Eastern Congo. Democratic Republic of Congo is perfect place for gorilla trekking tour either planning for mountain gorillas in Virunga National park or Eastern lowland gorillas in kahuzi Biega & Maiko National Park all located in Eastern Democratic republic of congo. All Tour companies in congo are offering gorilla trekking tours with an extension to visit the World’s Largest lava lakes ( Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga Massif). Congo gorilla trekking comes with extra advantages like discounted & Cheap gorilla permit , Easy Booking Process via either Virunga or Congo Tour operators, Learn about the gorilla parking list.

What to Wear on a Congo Gorilla  Tour.

If you hope to get the most out of your congo safari tour, then all the attention should be focused on your surroundings rather than on you. The best way to achieve this is by going neutral with your clothing History of the Maiko National Park Congo Forest Elephants Maiko National park has its origins in the Bakumu Hunting Reserve established by the Belgian colonial administration in order to protect the land and its wildlife from being affected by mineral exploitation. Following their defeat in 1964, many Simba rebels found this road-less & inaccessible region to be the perfect location to settle. In 1970, President Mobutu established the park. More rebel groups made their home in the remote corners of the park in the late 1990s and around 2007. The first survey of the park was done in 1989, while more thorough surveys were conducted around 2005-6 & 2010. While the park is remote and inaccessible by all accounts, attempts to provide humanitarian aid (like schools & health centers)   begun around 2010 and in the coming years efforts to provide access to the park and basic facilities will—hopefully—come to fruition.

Location of Maiko National Park in Congo.Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Maiko National Park, reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, about equidistant from Bukavu, in the great Western Rift Valley just south of Lake Kivu, at the Rwandan border, and Kisangani, about 320 miles (515 km) to the northwest, at the great westward bend of the Congo River.

Flora and fauna in Maiko National Park

Three of the country’s spectacular endemic animals occur here: the Eastern Lowland Gorilla, the Okapi, and the Congo Peacock. Also Forest Elephants and Leopards. The park is home to numerous endemic & rare species and, almost certainly, many rare species yet to be documented. However, the presence of former rebels who have made their homes in the park, along with illegal mining and poaching means that many species are threatened with extinction. One example, a new gorilla subspecies first documented in a 2005 survey was not found and believed extinct in a 2010 survey

Mountaineering Safaris to Africa.

Hiking adventures are common in Central Africa and East Africa including hiking to various mountains like Rwenzori Mountains , Itombwe Mountains, Virunga Mountains, Nyiragongo Mountains , Nyamuragira Mountains all in Central Africa in Democratic Republic of congo.

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