3 Days Lowland Gorillas from Kigali : 3 Days Eastern lowland gorilla tour to Congo takes you to the Kahuzi Biega National Park for an amazing tour to see the endangered Grauer’s gorilla. Kahuzi-Biega National park is one of best places to go for a Congo safari. It is one of the few national parks in Africa that remain relatively undiscovered with pristine wilderness and offering a feeling of being in true African wilderness – unspoiled and uncrowded.
This 3 Days Eastern lowland gorilla tour usually starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda but it can also start from Kisoro in Uganda. If coming from Kigali, you will cross to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the Cyangugu border. Visitors coming from Uganda will enter Congo through Rwanda then to Bukavu Congo. The package assumes that you will depart through Kigali international airport. Security while on a safari in Kahuzi Biega is excellent and there have been no incidences involving tourists like it is with Virunga national park. It is possible to combine gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega with any other destination in Rwanda and Uganda.
Day 1: Pick up Kigali and transfer to Bukavu Congo
Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga national park
Day 3: Cross back to Rwanda – transfer to Kigali
Day 1: Pick-up from Kigali and transfer to Bukavu
Depending on your location in Kigali city, you will meet our company representative-guide who will also be your safari driver to transfer to Bukavu. It’s about 7-8 hours’ drive through the Nyungwe forest national park with amazing views of the rolling hill in Rusizi with stopovers for lunch and refreshments. Cross through Cyangugu border after finalising with the immigration process and proceed to Bukavu town, which is the nearest town to Kahuzi Biega national park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Upon arrival at Bukavu town, connect to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Panorama Hotel
Note that your Rwanda Visa expires immediately you cross into Congo so you will have to reapply for another while at the border and find it ready after the tour.
Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park
Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel before transfer to the park headquarters for briefing about the Eastern lowland gorillas. Thereafter, embark on your fascinating trekking experience of the Eastern lowland gorillas in the valleys of Kahuzi as you encounter different mammals, birds and primates. The search usually takes about 1-6 hours’ trekking in the jungle depending on the movements of the lowland gorillas and on finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour in their presence as you watch them interact/play with each other while you take photos and videos of the experience. After your encounter with the Eastern lowland gorillas, you will descend, meet your driver and return to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight at accommodation as above
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
Wake up early, enjoy your breakfast and embark on your journey back to Kigali City of Rwanda. It’s a 7 hours’ drive still driving through Nyungwe national park with en-route visit to the King’s palace in Nyanza, Butare national museum and lunch break before proceeding to Kigali. Depending on your schedule, you will either be dropped at a location you advise in Kigali or be dropped off at Kigali international airport for your onward flight back home or to your next destination.
End of 3 Days Kahuzi Biega.