3 Days Congo Low Land Gorilla Tour

Tour Overview:

The 3 days Congo Low Land Gorilla tour is one of the short tours that will allow you to trek the stunning lowland gorillas in Khauzi Biega National Park located in South Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The park remains the only place in the world where you can see Low land gorillas in the wild. The tour will take you through Tshibati waterfalls, Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research Centre and will also allow you to have cultural encounter with the traditional Congolese staying around Khauzi Biega National Park in Bukavu. The Tour will start with pick-up from Kigali Air Port and end with drop off at the airport.

Tour Highlights:

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & Transfer to Bukavu in DR Congo

Day 2: Early Morning Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo &Afternoon Nature Walks

Day 3: Transfer from Bukavu –DR Congo back to Kigali & Departure

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & Transfer to Bukavu in DR Congo

Upon your arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be picked up by our driver guide and then drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. Thereafter, you will continue with a scenic drive journey to Bukavu with splendid views of the rolling picturesque hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park. On arrival to Bukavu, the driver guide will drive you direct to your pre-booked lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Accommodation: Orchid safari Lodge. (Luxury/Mid-range), Hotel Horizon (Budget).

Day 2: Early Morning Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo &Afternoon Nature Walks

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After an early morning breakfast, embark on an early morning drive to the park headquarters for briefing about the rules and regulations to follow when trekking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. After briefing, you will be led to enter the trekking trails to start searching for the gorillas. Trekking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours trekking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the tour effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas. After one memorable hour of encounter with the lowland gorillas, you will retire back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, embark on an afternoon nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega Park .The nature walks will take you through Tshibati waterfalls, visit Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research Centre and the surrounding traditional homes to explore the lifestyle of the local community. Thereafter, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Orchid safari Lodge. (Luxury), Hotel Horizon (Budget).

Day 3: Transfer from Bukavu –DR Congo back to Kigali & Departure

Right after an early morning breakfast, depart Bukavu driving back to Kigali. The scenic drive journey will take you through wonderful landscape in Bukavu in Congo crossing via Cyangugu boarder to Rwanda. You will have an en route stop in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. On arrival to Kigali, you will advance with the drive to Kigali International Air Port for your scheduled flight back home.

End of Tour

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