Gorilla Tracking Tour Congo – Lowland Gorillas Kahuzi Biega national park
This Gorilla safari takes you to the Democratic Republic of Congo, another home to the endagered Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Congo DRC has both Lowland and Mountain Gorillas. Lowland Gorillas are found in Kahuzi Biega national park and the critically endangered mountain gorillas are found in Virunga National Park.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda
- Day 02: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo
- Day 03: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo
- Day 04: Transfer back to Kigali – Depart; End.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda.
Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali. Early arrivals can take optional tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas. Overnight and Dinner – Hotel Des Mille Collines.
Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo.
In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stop over in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu.
Dinner and overnight at CoCo Lodge (Luxury)/Orchid safari Lodge (Mid Range)/Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 3: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo
In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tacking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking, you will go for a nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, visit Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research centre and the surrounding traditional homes. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. Reach Kigali late in the afternoon. End of safari – Depart.
Hotel Des Mille Collines
Hotel Des Mille Collines is a four star hotel with a fine setting and personalized service situated in a large exotic garden downtown Kigali, Rwanda. 112 exclusive rooms and executive suites with a balcony, all with direct telephones. All rooms have wireless internet access, Digital statelite Tv, Air conditioner and a Mini Bar.
Coco Lodge – Bukavu
Coco Lodge is a safari lodge in Bukavu. It is aimed at tourists that intend to visit the gorillas in the nearby park, the Lodge is safe and many humanitarians working in the area reside here. Very tasteful decor, and everything works, even the wifi. The restaurant is probably the best in town, with a European cuisine.
- Orchid safari Lodge – mid range
- Hotel Horizon – Budget