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6 Days Chimpanzee Trek in Uganda and Gorilla Trekking in Congo involves Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Gorilla Trekking in DR Congo which is an incredible wildlife experience that allows you to observe these magnificent primates in their natural habitats. Here’s a detailed itinerary for 6 Days Chimpanzee Trek in Uganda and Gorilla Trekking in Congo:
Day 0: Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda
- Arrive at Entebbe International Airport.
- Transfer to your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala.
- Rest and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
- After breakfast, drive to Kibale Forest National Park.
- Arrive in the afternoon, check into your lodge.
- Relax and explore the surroundings.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
- Early morning trek to track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.
- Spend time observing and photographing these playful primates.
- Afternoon visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for birdwatching.
Day 3: Drive to Gisenyi to break the Journey at Lake Kivu
- After breakfast, drive to Lake Kivu to relax and break the Journey.
- The journey takes you through beautiful Ugandan and Rwanda landscapes.
- Check into your lodge in at Lake Kivu Moriah Resort
Day 4: Drive to Bukavu, via the Ruziz Border Crossing
- Drive to Bukavu Town DR Congo.
- Afternoon at leisure or optional community visit.
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National park
- Trek to see the Eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
- Enjoy another memorable gorilla encounter.
- Return to your accommodation after the trek.
Day 6: Drive to Kigali for drop off to end the tour
- Drive to Kigali.
- Drop off for your departure flight out to end the Tour.
About Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Kahuzi Biega National Park was created in 1970 and the first Lowland Gorilla trekking was done in 1973, when it come to Lowland gorilla trekking it ranks high, it was gazzeted to conserve the Grauer’s gorilla species the world’s largest gorilla species. The Eastern Lowland gorillas also known as Grauer’s gorillas is the largest of the largest of the four gorilla subspecies, trekking Eastern Lowland gorillas is done in Kahuzi Biega National park located in Congo 30kms from Bukavu town the can be accessed by road and air. The park was gazetted in 1970 and the first lowland gorilla trekking was done in 1973, this type of trekking is only done here and this makes the park rank high when it comes to the lowland gorilla trekking. The Park has 12 gorilla families and out of these only 2 gorilla families are habituated and they are open for visitors to trek. The families are called Chimanuka and Mugaruka both named after a dominant silver back, Chimanuka is famous for many visitors given it consist of one of the largest gorilla family in the world with over 36 gorilla individuals.
What is the best time for Gorilla Trekking in DR Congo?
The best time for gorilla trekking in DR Congo is during the dry season months which occurs in the months of December, January, February, June, July, August and September during these months it always easy to walk through the trails which are drier compared to the wet months then as well the vegetations is not fully grown and this makes sighting of gorillas easy and more clear. Other months which are slightly wet that is March, April, May, October and November most travelers avoid visiting gorillas during these months because the vegetation is fully grown and trails are much slippery making the trekking much harder.
Where to stay near Kahuzi Beiga National Park.
This ranges from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Hotel Begonias Bukavu, Exodus bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Coco Lodge Bukavu among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include L’Orchids Safari Club fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you according.
How to access Congo for gorilla trekking?
You will fly to Kigali International Airport then connect to Gisenyi town; from Gisenyi town you will cross the Rwanda-Congo boarder to Goma town in DR Congo then drive towards the park headquarters of Kahuzi Beiga National Park from where you will do start the gorilla trek from, it is approximately a 2 hours drive from Gisenyi town to reach the park headquarters.
Why book 6 Days Chimpanzee Trek in Uganda and Gorilla Trekking in Congo Through Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla safari experiences to DR Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on Trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions, and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us for more information about booking the 6 Days Chimpanzee Trek in Uganda and Gorilla Trekking in Congo.