Congo gorilla Safaris offers the most updated news and safari guide to maiko national park for holiday planners when visiting the democratic republic of congo for primate watching tours with destination Experts.
Democratic republic of congo is a rich destination for primates as it has over 20 National parks and game reserves which can be visited by travelers although some are not easily accessed due to the poor infrastructures in the country. Among the top visited national parks of congo is kahuzi Biega National Park , Virunga National Park and Okapi wildlife reserve which are known for the wildlife safaris & bonobo trekking trips .
Maiko National Park is a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It 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. Three of the country’s spectacular endemic animals occur here: the Grauer’s gorilla, the okapi, and the Congo peafowl.
Maiko is also an important site for the conservation of the African forest elephant, eastern chimpanzee and the endemic aquatic genet.
Its approximately 515 kilometers from Kisangani town, there is a one road leading to small villages within the park from Bafwasende, the roads are not well established so make sure your vehicle is a four wheel drive and in good condition. Maiko national park is found in the eastern part of the Democratic republic of Congo situated near the western rift valley West of Kisangani south of Lake Kivu bordering Rwanda.
Among the top tourists Attractions to be visited in Maiko National park is the eastern lowland gorilla trekking experience as the alternative national park for watching eastern lowland gorillas is Kahuzi Biega. There are also a number of other primates that tourists can come across during their gorilla trekking some of the primates are: red tailed monkey, chimpanzees, okapi and many more it’s said that gorillas in Maiko number up to 800.