How to Plan a Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega From Kigali
This is an ultimate 4 Days Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park customized with other activities
Itinerary Overview: Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega
4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park offers less strenuous Gorilla trekking tour experiences in Congo. This 4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega is a short Congo Gorilla safari 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.
4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega starts and ends in Kigali – Rwanda with a Kigali city tour. Kigali International Airport has daily flights from several countries unlike in Congo and therefore pick up and drop off will be in Kigali. The tour is available all year round and can be taken by tourists above the age of 15.
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- 4 Days 3 nights Gorilla trekking safari in Congo
- No trekking expertise is required
- Tour starts and ends in Kigali – Rwanda
- Lowland Gorilla trekking available all year
- Minimum age is 15
What you need to know
- Tour starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda but with Gorilla trekking in Congo
- Trip includes crossing the border at cyangugu by road to Congo
- You require a Congo tourist visa
- Remember to carry appropriate clothes and boots for the trek
- Tour can be customized
Itinerary Highlights: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega
- Day #1: Arrival, pick up from airport and Kigali city tour then transfer to hotel
- Day #2: From Kigali Rwanda, transfer to Bukavu in Congo
- Day #3: Congo Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
- Day #4: Transfer back from Congo to Kigali International Airport
What’s the real story?:
Detailed Itinerary: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega
Day 1: Arrival, pick up from airport and Kigali city tour then transfer to hotel
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, an allocated tour guide will be there to pick you up. The guide will easily be identified as she or he will be carrying a placard with your name.
After meeting and greeting your local guide will transfer you to Kigali for a city tour where you visit several museums and then later have lunch. After lunch, you will then be transferred to a booked lodging facility in Kigali city. You check in, relax, have dinner, and spend the night.
Meal Plan: Dinner
Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigali
Mid-range: Hotel chez Lando
Budget: Iris Guest House
Day 2: 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
Budget: Mount Kahuzi Hotel
Day 3: Congo Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
On Day 3 of your 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 4: Transfer back from Congo to Kigali International Airport
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 4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
- 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: 4 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking Congo
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