Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega Itinerary for First Timers
Book The Ultimate Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega Itinerary for First Timers
Itinerary Overview: Lowland Gorilla Trekking
Book The Ultimate Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega Itinerary for First Timers for a less strenuous Gorilla trekking tour in Congo. This 3-Day Congo Lowland gorilla safari is a short itinerary that offers Great experiences trekking the Lowland Gorillas of the Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Grauer’s Gorillas or the western Lowland Gorilla is one of the two subspecies of the western Gorilla. Congo happens to be the only country where you can have both Mountain Gorilla as well as Lowland Gorilla trekking experiences. Lowland Gorilla trekking is done in low altitudes as compared to mountain gorilla trekking.
This 3 Days Congo Lowland gorilla safari starts and ends in Kigali – Rwanda with Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Kigali International Airport has daily flights from several countries, and if arriving via the airport the driver guide will pick you up from there. The tour is available all year round and can be taken by tourists above the age of 15.
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- 3 Days 2 nights Lowland Gorilla trekking safari in Congo
- No trekking expertise is required
- Tour starts and ends in Kigali – Rwanda
- Lowland Gorilla trekking available all year
What you need to know
- Tour starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda but with Gorilla trekking in Congo
- Trip includes crossing the border by road to Congo
- You require a Congo tourist visa
- Remember to carry appropriate clothes and boots for the trek
Itinerary Highlights: Lowland Gorilla Trekking
- Day #1: From Kigali Rwanda, transfer to Bukavu in Congo.
- Day #2: Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
- Day #3: Transfer back to Kigali from Congo.
What’s the real story?:
Itinerary by day: Lowland Gorilla Trekking
Day 1: From Kigali Rwanda, transfer to Bukavu in Congo
From Kigali city in Rwanda, an allocated driver guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to Congo. Depending on your departure time you may visit the King’s Palace or the Ethnographic museum in Huye – Rwanda.
Then after you cross over to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the Cyangugu border on the shores of Lake Kivu. You will arrive at Bukavu where you check in and spend the night at a booked accommodation hotel or lodge.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Luxury: Orchids Safari Club
Mid-range: Hotel Begonias
Day 2: Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
On Day 2 of your 3 Days Cong Lowland Gorilla trekking safari, be ready to wake up early and be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing. After a briefing from the park rangers, you then go for the Lowland Gorilla trekking tour. Unlike mountain Gorilla trekking which is much more strenuous due to the high altitude, Lowland Gorilla trekking is much easier.
The Lowland Gorilla trekking experience takes about 1-4 hours depending on where the Gorillas spent their previous night. They live in bigger groups which makes the experience amazing with spectacular sights. You spend 1 hour watching the gorillas interact.
After seeing the Lowland Gorillas, you can then visit the waterfalls depending on how exhausted you are. After the trek, you return to the trek start point for a drive back to your hotel where you refresh and spend the rest of the day. You spend the night at the previous hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali from Congo
Following breakfast at your hotel, your driver-guide will ensure a safe drive back to Kigali in Rwanda. Your drop-off will be at your place of residence in Kigali or at Kigali International Airport if you have a departure flight.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of the 3 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking
- Congo Gorilla trekking permit
- Accommodation & meals as indicated
- 4×4 safari vehicle
- A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
- Bottled drinking water on board
- International flights & Visas
- Any changes to the itinerary
- 4×4 Safari land cruiser for Luxury travelers
- 4×4 Safari van for Budget travelers
Safari Route: 3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Safari
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