3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking Tour in Congo

3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking Tour in Congo

Safari Overview

This 3 days Congo tour, takes you to Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega national park – a renowned home to the low land mountain gorillas. It has four habituated low land gorilla families therefore you need to book your permit(s) in advance as early as possible. You will arrive from Kigali, drive all the way south of Rwanda and cross to Bukavu-Congo via Cyangugu border.

Detailed Itinerary for 3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking Tour in Congo

Day 1: Transfer to Congo

Our company guide will pick you up from the hotel/lodge in Kigali after breakfast or airport and drive you through the rolling hills to Cyangugu boarder. You may have a stopover in Butare museum, Nyanza palace en route reaching the border early in the evening. You will cross over to Bukavu reaching early evening for overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Orchid safari Lodge or Hotel Horizon

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2. Lowland gorilla tracking in Kahuzi-Biega national park

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Kahuzi-Biega park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. You will be assigned a gorilla family to track and later at 8 am, head to the forest to track the gorillas. The park has other mammals, primates and several bird species that you may encounter on your way. Tracking will take 1-2 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in their natural environment. You will stay a maximum of one hour with the gorillas once you meet them. On return, you will drive back to Bukavu for refreshment at your hotel. You will then have an opportunity in the afternoon/evening to visit community homes, the Kibati waterfalls, Bukavu town, the Mbayo tea estate. Dinner and overnight at your earlier-booked lodge.

Accommodation: Orchid safari Lodge or Hotel Horizon

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3. Transfer back to Kigali for departure

You will wake up to breakfast and head for Kigali through the Changugu border. En-route, your safari guide will stopover and you visit the palace of the King of Nyanza and .You will also get a chance to visit the Butare Museum in case you missed them on Day 1. You will arrive in Kigali evening where you will have your dinner and overnight at your hotel or transfer to the airport for departure. This marks the end of your 3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking Tour in Congo.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Safari Inclusions

Transport in a 4WD Land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari view.

All fuel for the tour.

English speaking driver-guide.

Accommodation as per the itinerary

All meals as per the itinerary

Packed lunch for the gorilla tracking

Park-entrance fees as per the itineraries

All activities described in the itinerary.

Gorilla trekking permit

Safari Exclusions

International airfares and entry visas

Meals that are not part of your accommodation.

A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your day pack).

Personal (medical/travel) insurance.

Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.

All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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