3 Days Kahuzi-Biega National Park safari
3 Days Kahuzi-Biega National Park safari: This is a 3 days gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi-Biega national park in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. On this 3 days Kahuzi-Biega national park safari, you will get to track eastern lowland gorillas which are listed as a critically endangered species under the ICUN Red List. In order to embark on this 3 days Congo gorilla safari, you will have to start your tour in Kigali city in Rwanda.
Detailed Itinerary for the 3 Days Kahuzi-Biega National Park-Congo.
Day 1: Pick-up from Kigali & Transfer to Bukavu.
Pick-up & Transfer to Bukavu: Depending on your preferred pick up station in Kigali, our company guide/driver will pick you up and drive for about 7 hours through Nyungwe national park. During your voyage, you will be graced with stunning views of Rwanda’s countryside filled with majestic and ever green, terraced hills in Rusizi. You will have a stopover for lunch and to refresh yourself. You will then proceed with your drive through the Cyangugu border, crossing over to Bukavu town in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Upon your arrival at Bukavu, transfer to Kahuzi-Biega national park where you check into your lodge for dinner and accommodation.
Day 2: Lowland Gorilla Trekking.
Lowland Gorilla Trekking: After having breakfast at your lodge, meet up with your guide and drive to the park’s headquarters for about 45 minutes. Upon your arrival at the park, check-in and proceed for a briefing from the park’s head ranger. At exactly 8am, you will set off for your long awaited lowland gorilla trekking experience in the valleys of Kahuzi-Biega. During your trek, you will also have an opportunity to encounter other mammals, bird species and primates like monkeys. It takes about 1-6 hours tracking the lowland gorillas, depending on their location in the forest. Once a group of lowland gorillas has been located, you will be given an hour to spend with the majestic primates. Have your packed lunch and later head back to base, where you will meet up with your guide and drive back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.
Transfer back to Kigali: Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast. Check out of your lodge and drive back to Kigali city in Rwanda. You will take the same route, driving through Nyungwe national park in Rusizi. You have stopovers at the King’s Palace in Nyanza and at the Ethnography national museum in Butare, with lunch enroute to Kigali. Upon your arrival in Kigali city, you can have your guide/driver drop you off at any hotel of your choice or at the airport in time to check-in and board your flight back home. End of Tour.