4 Days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari
4 Days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari is yet one of the most fascinating Congo safaris that takes you to Kahuzi Beiga National Park, home to Eastern lowland gorillas for a gorilla trekking adventure. Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the blessed countries in East Africa where one is able to find the Eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga national park and mountain gorillas in virunga national park thus easy to combine a Congo gorilla safari to both Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Beiga national park. This 4 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari includes 4 days and 3 nights starting with from Kigali with a city tour to Bukavu in DRC for gorilla trekking safari and back to Kigali for departures.
Highlights of 4 Days Kahuzi Beiga Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari in Congo
- Day 1: Arrival and Kigali city tour
- Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo
- Day 3: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park
- Day 4: Return to Kigali for departures
Day 1: Arrival and Kigali city tour
Arrival in Kigali Rwanda and city tour: Since most of Rwanda flights land in the afternoon, you will be expected to land at Kigali international airport on day 1 of 4 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari where you will be welcomed into Rwanda the land of a thousand hill by our company representative in Kigali Rwanda who will drive you to your hotel to freshen up, have late lunch and embark on an evening Kigali city tour. Kigali city is blessed with plenty of tourist attractions ranging from the Genocide memorial sites that introduce you to the bloody murder of several Rwandese that lost their lives during the 1994 genocide, the beautiful Kimironko market which is visited by almost every traveler while on a city tour in Kigali, craft shops and many other fascinating places within Kigali city. Later on, return to your lodge for dinner and have rest.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo
Transfer from Kigali to Bukavu Congo: After enjoying a relaxed breakfast on day 2 of 4 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari, check out of the lodge, meet your Rwanda safari driver to start the 6-7 hours’ drive from Kigali city to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s a long journey yes but the attractions along the way are more than stunning ranging from the clear view of beautiful Lake Kivu, the coffee plantations along the way, the rolling hills and many more. You will enjoy a stopover at some genocide sites, kings’ palace and any other attraction that is worth a stop. Enjoy your enroute lunch and finally enter into DRC through Cyangugu border where you will be cleared to obtain a Congo visa and a gorilla trekking permit and finally proceed to the lodge for a check in, dinner and overnight as you close the 2nd day of your safari awaiting the most fascinating activity the next day.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park
Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga national park: On day 3 of 4 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari, wake up on a cup of coffee for breakfast or any other meal that will be served for your breakfast, pack some snacks, drinking water and a lunchbox. Meet your safari driver to start the journey and be driven to the park headquarters of Kahuzi Beiga national park to meet other trekkers for a briefing. After briefing, you will be led into the forest to search for the habituated Eastern lowland gorillas in their natural habitats. The entire trek lasts from some minutes to several hours depending on the movement of gorillas since they are always on a move searching for food. You will eventually spend one hour closely viewing the gorillas, taking photographs and interacting with them. Remember to keep your Camera flashlight off as long as you’re in the habitat of Gorillas and keep a distance of 7 meters away from the gorillas for safety purposes. Return to the park headquarters to meet your driver and be returned to your lodge for a relaxed dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Return to Kigali for departures
Drive back to Kigali for departures: Depending on your flight details, enjoy a relaxed breakfast on day 4 of 4 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari, check out of the lodge and start the 6-7 hours’ drive from Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo back to Kigali the capital city of Rwanda with an enroute lunch. Upon arrival in Kigali, your safari driver will drop you off at Kigali international airport to start the check in process for an evening or night flight to the next destination or back home depending on your travel plan. This will mark the end of 4 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
END OF 4 DAYS CONGO LOWLAND GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI
Inclusive in days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari
- Pick up and drop off in Kigali
- A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel for all ground transportation
- An English / French speaking safari driver/ guide
- Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking permit
- Congo visa (Upon request)
- A 3 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
- All meals as per itinerary
- Enough drinking water
- All mentioned activities
- A convoy while in Congo
- Ranger fees
Exclusives in this 4 days safari
- International travel expenses including Visa and air ticket
- Porter hire fees
- Laundry fees
- Tips to the safari driver and porter
- Life insurance
- Optional and additional activities
- Additional accommodation
- Other drinks such as Alcohol, juice apart from water
- All personal expenses such as emails, airtime, cigarettes, crafts etc.