4 Days Kahuzi Biega Lowland Gorillas - Congo Gorilla Tours.On this gorilla safari,you will go gorilla trekking in Conco in Virunga National Park. The tour starts in Kigali,Rwanda's capital city.
Below is the detailed itinerary of the whole trip;-
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to hotel/lodge
On your arrival at Kanombe airport you will be welcomed by our safari tour guide/driver who will then transfer you to your accommodation in Kigali. However if you arrive early you will go for an optional tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas, places to visit include the Kigali genocide memorial site, national museum, cultural sites, markets among others. Dinner and an Overnight stay at Hotel Des Mille Collines, the Monor Hotel,
Day 2: Depart to Bukavu- Democratic Republic Congo.
Early in the morning after a heavy breakfast at the lodge, you will be driven to the south western part of Rwanda to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Along the way you will have stopovers at any interesting places visit the Butare the second largest city in Rwanda with very many universities, here you will visit the national museum of Rwanda to get more information about the history of Rwanda, visit the genocide memorial site where over 20,000 people were buried under the same cemetery, visit also the King’s palace among other interesting places. Have lunch and then after continue with a charming journey to Bukavu with delightful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park a home to over 13 species pf primates coupled with chimpanzee and also you will have a clear view of Lake Kivu the sixth largest lake in Africa. Arrive in DR Congo in the evening, 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
Wake up early for a morning breakfast and then after you will be transferred to the park headquarters to receive a short briefing about the lowland gorilla tracking, after the briefing from the park rangers you will then head to the forest for the memorable encounter and adventurous activity of these giants apes in the Kahizi Biega National park. It usually takes about 1-4 hours tracking the low land gorillas, however it’s not a guarantee since their wild animals they keep on moving from one place to another so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed. Lowland gorillas are bigger in size than its counter parts the mountain gorillas, like mountain gorillas you are strictly allowed one hour with these species while studying and observing their behaviors as well as taking photography, the ranger will be available to give you any relative information any any species you meet on the way, you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas!. In the process of tracking other primate species will be seen like the golden monkey, black and white colobus monkey, birds and many other forest dwellers. After tracking and lunch at the lodge, you will go for another activity at the park that’s nature walk and visit Tshibati waterfalls, visit the Mbayo tea plantations, also visit the Bukavu town, and the nearby traditional homes. After this wonderful experience, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight Coco Lodge (Luxury)/Orchid safari Lodge (Mid-Range)/Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast, after you will be driven back to Rwanda-Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. You will arrive Kigali in the afternoon, if your flight is in the evening you will first enjoy the Kigali city tour and lunch after continue to the airport to meet your departure flight back home.
End of safari