In July we planned our Safari with Congo Discovery. We wanted to change some of our reservation dates only a few days before the trip started and Barack was very spontanious. The tour was exactly like we wanted it to be, we experienced a lot and had great accomodations and good food everyday. The guide was also very nice. I would definetly do this trip again!
Review by Israal Razmilovic2 months ago
I was in Uganda when i met Elizabeth who just came back from the Congo and told me all about the fantastic trip and Barack and how well everything was organized. I then contacted Barack and he organized everything in very, very short time (visa, Transport to congo, accomodation etc). Baracks brother helped me in Kampala Uganda with everything prior to departure. I am so glad I went to the Congo to see the Gorillas and did the Nyiragongo, both experiences where absolutely fantastic. The accomodation in the Congo provided was very good and in a safe area. One could walk even after dark to the next bar or the grocery shop. barack does not himself participate in the expeditions or drivings, but can always be reached, and as in my case, will take care of any Problem. I can highly recomend Barack and his Company and if I ever go back to the Congo for a new adventure I will contact Barack first. Keep up the spirits and the great Job you are doing.
Review by Milouze2 months ago
Congo discovery safaris is one of the best tour agencies for DRC adventures. (volcano / gorillas) The manager-Barak, will take extra special care of you and your group to make sure you are happy, safe, and smiling during your entire adventure. No need for worries... they will take care of your visa, lead you through the spectacular volcano, and guide you to the amazing gorillas. Transportation was a breeze. Bakar will pick you up from the gorgeous guesthouse in Giseny, then accompany you across the border to the Congo. He will take care of all your transportaion and accommodations while providing excellent service. As an added bonus, Bakar will take anyone who may be interested on a scenic city tour through Goma. He is a wonderful tour guide!!! In addition to handling all of your needs, Barak is very reliable and knowledgable, with answers to every question you will have. You will not regret your choice to discover the Congo with him. Thank you Barak for an amazing experience and for such a wonderful adventure. I HIGHLY recommend you and your services!!! Thank you!!!
Review by Datsun3 months ago
When I first started searching for a dependable tour company in Congo for our upcoming trip in November 2018, I found many of these companies are based overseas and the quotes were ridiculously high. Then I found Barack from Congo Discovery Safaris who offered us a very reasonable pricing. I worked with Barack for over 2 months and I found him very reasonable. He is practical but flexible. And above all, he holds high integrity and honesty. I never looked back. During an emergency situation, the help I have received in Congo from Barack and Ken, I will never forget in life. Needless to say, for any of my future trips to Congo, it would be Barack and Ken no one else.
Review by TraceyNJ Screwvala3 months ago
Both the gorillas & Nyiragongo Crater have been on my bucket list for a long time. I decided to bite the bullet and spent hours researching your companies and costs. The same name “Barack” kept appearing. Barack, Kennedy, and the team were amazing from start to finish. Communication, cost, and work ethic were all top class. I would recommend them 100%
Review by Littlemissnaughtyrar3 months ago
What an amazing journey! The gorilla trekking was phenomenal! A surreal experience. Barack was extremely knowledgeable, generous and funny. Baracks energy and highly infectious smile was a pleasure to be around. Everything went very smoothly. I highly recommend Barack and his team. You will have the best time of your life! I look forward to climb Nyiragongo Volcano with you next time Barack! Thank you very much Barack, my brother! See you soon!
Review by Farran Chalomish3 months ago
I had a beautiful experience trekking the Nyiragongo volcano with congo safari tours. Trekking the volcano has long been a dream of mine, so I was devasted when I found out the park had closed. As soon as I heard it was reopening, however, I contacted CDS to hear about the possibilities. Barack was extremely friendly, informative and responsive and helped ensure me as spot of the first group heading back up the mountain. I was naturally a bit worried about visa/the security situation, but CDS made me feel secure and safe the entire time. Barack and his family were wonderful before and after the tour and made me feel very much at home. Thank you again CDS! This dream wouldn't have come true without you. I will definitely be back soon!!
Review by Joolscd3 months ago
Barak is a great guy and very trustworthy tour guide! It was all amazing!!!! Thank u for everything! And hope we will meet again soon
Review by Elleanor Mustafayeva3 months ago
our adventure with Congo Discovery was amazing! Our driver George was polite, professional and punctual. We got up close to the gorillas and loved every minute of it. Our hotels were fantastic and we will never forget our time in Africa. Thank you Congo Discovery and we wish you well.
Review by Nawsttam Collett3 months ago
I've traveled extensively, from Wadi Rum to Manaus, Madagascar by boat and Bali by bus. One could say I'm an experienced traveler. But Congo, though a dream, has always been untouchable due to the political situation and health advisories. But! It is a dream, never the less, to see this beautiful country and interact with its beautiful people. Barack has made that not just possible but easy. I would recommend him and his brother Ken to anyone. Congo needs to be explored, and Barack can make that happen.
Review by Carol-Jean Venaig3 months ago
My boyfriend and I went on an 13 day Rwanda, Congo and Uganda tour in February, I’ve just been really slack so only writing the review now! We had the most amazing time, we altered our itinerary to include mount Sabinyo in Uganda and would definitely recommend this to anyone, it was a tough day’s hiking and half of it was in the lashing rain but it is well worth it. We saw 12 gorillas in the Virunga national park and I have to say that was honestly the best day of my life!! The only downfall I would say was on the last full day of the tour we drove to Jinja for a cruise on the Nile, as lovely as the Nile is it didn’t warrant driving 2 1/2 hours to get there for a 45 minute cruise and then 4 hours back again. Obviously the traffic is out of the guides control and the guides were so lovely the whole time but it might be an idea to change the standard 11 day tour to involve a night in Jinja instead. The vehicle they used was brilliant and our guide even managed to find us a leopard and some tree climbing lions in the queen Elizabeth national park. We did so much in the 13 days we were with them and can’t thank them enough! Honestly it was such good value too, would recommend these guys to anyone and everyone!!
Review by Carrotsncorn Gourishetty3 months ago
Outstanding. I had a tour booked fir Virunga, we found out about one month away that Virunga wasn’t going to open in time for our trip. CDS made some last minute changes and we went to Kahuzi Biega instead.
Review by Nesabel3 months ago
I've been backpacking in Africa for two months. I debated a lot if spending the money on these three days, and it was the most amazing three days of my trip. Volcano is the most amazing place I have ever been and the gorillas were also amazing. The instructors were also amazing and gave me a good feeling and made sure I was really happy and decided to invest in it. Thank you, Barak
Review by Melis4 months ago
For me travelling to the DRC and seeing the gorillas and Mt. Nyiragongo has always been a dream. Last month this dream finally came true... Both experiences are absolutely incredible and very humbling. I would recommend this trip to everyone! I was extremely happy with Barack and the team. As you can imagine there were many questions and changes before hand (some even last minute) which he handled perfectly. The organisation was perfect and on top he is also a really great guy! My driver was Fidel who I can absolutely recommend. He was with me for the entire trip and a lot of fun!
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Review by Kataleeya Groteguth4 months ago
The Safari Tour was a unique lifetime experience, but only fit persons should do it. Communication with Barack was excellent. The budget hotel exceeded our expectation, the meal there was excellent. Our Guide was Excellent. Thanks Guys
Review by Mthabisi4 months ago
We had an excellent time! Uganda is an unbelievably beautiful place! The landscape and surroundings of Kisoro and Bunyonyi are just mesmerizing! The Driver Guide was professional and knew the whereabouts of the animals in all the parks. During our Safari we were lucky enough to see 6 Lions and Gorillas, Thanks Ken
Review by Nyuu Gariglio4 months ago
We were in the Congo two weeks ago and it was great. We watched lowland and mountain gorillas, as well as chimpanases. Everything was well organized and without any problems. You have a guide Serge was excellent, intelligent and always willing to help us with everything we needed. I highly recommend it, we will surely return here.
Review by Popcorn4 months ago
What an amazing experience, i met barak in rhe rwanda congo border, from that moment barak was very helpful. he took care of everything i add needed and even more until i got back to rawnda. he had alot of knowledge and was very nice to chear with. the tracks are beautiful and there is a lot to see. from active volcno(wow) to goriilaz in the wild. Anyone who thought of visiting Congo should talk to this company . :)
Review by Sforza Golobiani4 months ago
Congo Discovery delivered a customized tour of high quality at a price significantly cheaper than competitors. ‘Luxury’ level accommodation in Virunga and Bukavu was to an execellent standard. Communication with Barack and Ken was quick and easy, always providing answers when asked. Ground transport was to good standard with drivers George and Barack knowledgeable and friendly. The route of the tour did change last minute due to slow processing of Congo visa however, Barack and Ken managed this well with all activities and accommodation delivered as planned! We booked 6 day Gorilla and Nyiragongo volcano trek. Both activities were an amazing experience and thoroughly recommend a visit to the Congo! Barack ensured we were safe and happy every step of the tour. He was always happy to show us other local sites and restaurants. All staff were very friendly. Excellent value. Amazing experience! I would definitely use Congo Discovery Safaris again!
Review by Kierun4 months ago
My Sister has talkedabout going to East Africa for as long as I've known him, 36 years. So when our friends suggested that we go, we didn't hesitate. This was truly the trip of a lifetime. Congo Discovery Safaris went all out to make this trip fabulous. The price of the trip included everything (except airfare) -all airport transfers, transportation, accommodations, meals, park entrance fees, oh, and the flight to and from Zanzibar. Our accommodations were varied, from a top notch luxury hotel in Kampala to a Lodge in the middle of the Queen Elizabeth National Park that actually was our favorite. We loved the Lodge we stayed in, too. We really enjoyed the variety of places we stayed in and the uniqueness of each. The trip itinerary included visits to Bwindi national Park where we Saw Gorillas, My favorite- visit the Batwa village there-bring things to trade like flip flops for a bracelet- Murchison park ,where we saw Lions, Maasai Mara, do not miss the hot air balloon ride over the great migration of wildebeests, expensive but worth of it.
Review by Sorokin4 months ago
In my life I have been in two or tree Safaris at least because I really enjoy this activity. However, I should state that at Congo Discovery they are outstanding doing what they do. It was very easy to work with them as they are very well organized, informative and efficient. My visit was awesome! Everything was so perfectly dealt with; and on top of it I ended with a magical trip to Nyungwe Forest. I highly recommend booking safaris to Uganda and Rwanda through Congo Discovery, Noela and Barack are amazing and their Insight on Rwanda is extraordinary! This was an memorable experience in all possible ways.
Review by Seecandy4 months ago
I just returned from the 11 Day Uganda/Rwanda/DRC trip with Congo Discovery Safaris and I had a wonderful time. Barack and his brother Ken took very good care of me during this trip. Vincent was my driver throughout Uganda and he is extremely knowledgeable about Ugandan and other African countries’ history and about nature. Barack took over as my driver throughout Rwanda. I felt pretty lucky that I was able to see chimpanzees, gorillas, different bird types and lots of monkeys. I have previously been on a safari in Africa but seeing the primates up close was an incredible experience. We also spent lots of time visiting the villages and meeting local people. The village children were just as amazed at seeing a foreigner as I was with them. My tour was detoured from the DRC due to the closing of Virunga park but Ken and Barack were able to fill in the gaps at the last moment. If ever in this part of the world again, I will definitely purchase a tour from Congo Discovery Safaris.
Review by Gire4 months ago
We really enjoyed the tour to Congo with Barak. Good organization, exelent staff!
Review by Aamani4 months ago
I did a short trip to Bukavu, Kahuzi Biéga Parc and Lwiro. The organisation with Barack went very smoothly for the visa barely two weeks before my arrival. Once in DRC, our communication stayed very good, adapting to and anticipating constraints when I expressed wishes. The driver called Junior was also very friendly and helpful all the way. There was never any bad surprises with them, always in good hands. If I could give more stars I would. Thank you Barack and Junior!