3 DAYS CONGO GORILLA SAFARI – LOWLAND GORILLA TOUR

Tour Description

3 DAYS LOWLAND GORILLA TREKKING TOUR IN CONGO.

Overview

This gorilla safari in Congo starts and ends in Kigali city of Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. So for travelers who had never been even in Rwanda before, get the chance of visiting two countries in one safari.

The trip goes through Rwanda, crossing its borders to DR Congo to trek the endangered lowland gorillas in the famous Kahuzi-Biega national park in Congo and then travel back to Kigali and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the rolling Virunga Mountains in Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Bukavu town.

Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega national park.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali. Departure

 

Detailed Itinerary

                  

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Bukavu town.

On arrival at the airport, or on waking up in the morning at the lodge where you would have spent the previous night, be picked by an experienced and knowledgeable representative to drive you to Cyangugu, an enroute border to Bukavu in Congo.

Enjoy the comfortable six hour drive while viewing the beautiful sceneries of the rolling hill covered with the green lush of Rwanda. One is free to opt for the visits to the various enroute attractions like the Genocide memorial sites.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Coco lodge

Luxury: Orchids Safari lodge

Budget: Horizon hotel

Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega national park.

After an early morning breakfast, embark on the safari vehicle for a one hour drive to Kahuzi-Biega’s headquarters for a short briefing about the rules and regulations of lowland gorilla trekking.

Now enter the jungle to hunt for the giant apes of the forest. Note that Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega national park are not as endangered as the mountain gorillas, they are in much more family groups. Having met the gentle forest giants, have a one hour encounter with them, taking as many photos and watching them play with each other from one tree to another.

After the trek, optionally visit the chimpanzee orphanage center that is located near the park and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Coco lodge

Luxury: Orchids Safari lodge

Budget: Horizon hotel

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali. Departure.

After breakfast, checkout of the lodge and travel back to Kigali. As earlier said, it’s a 7 hour drive, meaning you will reach Kigali in the evening. Choose to rest at the lodge where you were picked or transfer directly to the airport to fly back home.

End of 3 days Lowland gorilla trekking tour in Congo.

Price inclusions:

  • Gorilla permit.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Experienced driver / guide.
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation and all meals.
  • Drinking water in the vehicle.

Exclusions:

  • Visas and international flights.
  • Air tickets.
  • Travel insurance cover.
  • Alcoholic and other beverages not mentioned.
  • Any service / activity specified as optional.

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