One Day Tour to visit the Eastern Lowland Gorillas in CongoMay 1, 2023
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Compare Lowland Gorilla Trekking to Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Lowland Gorilla Trekking is mainly done in the lowland areas given the fact the Lowland Gorillas are found in the lowland areas whereas Mountain Gorilla Trekking is done in highlands that is why they are called Mountain Gorillas, Lowland gorilla trekking is much easier and less strenuous compared to Mountain Gorillas.
The major difference between Gorilla Habituation and Gorilla Trekking is during gorilla trekking you visit gorillas already used to human presence while during gorilla habituation you visit gorillas not used to human presence.
In terms of the best gorilla trekking experience, Chances of seeing gorillas during gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation experience are 98% so which ever option you choose to visit the gorillas you will be able to see these great apes in their natural environment. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi also gives you an option to spend more time with the mountain gorillas through Gorilla habituation experience which is only done in Bwindi forest, gorilla habituation permits costs $1500 per person giving you an opportunity to spend 4 hours encounter with the semi habituated mountain gorillas under the guidance of trackers and researchers as opposed to one hour for the normal trekking.
In terms of affordability, it is much cheaper to see gorillas during gorilla trekking this is because the permit costs USD700 per person per trek than gorilla habituation experience which costs USD1500 and spend up to four hours with mountain gorillas
In terms of time spend with the gorillas: Four-hour gorilla trek Vs one-hour gorilla trek. Are you interested in spending much time with the gorillas then booking gorilla habituation is the best option where you spend 4 hours encounter with the gorillas? For the normal gorilla trekking you spend only one-hour encounter with the gorillas.
In terms of distance walked to see Gorillas during gorilla trekking vs gorilla habituation experience, the issue of walking longer or short distance depends on the given gorilla family allocated to you on the day of trekking. In both gorilla trekking with gorilla habituation experience gorilla families are allocated depending on the interest and physical fitness of given individual. If for example, you want a shorter trek, you will have to inform the park authorities on the very day of trekking so that you are allocated such family. If you want a medium or longer trek, then you do the same. It should be noted that while they will try to give you a family that requires shorter walks, the behavior of gorillas might affect the experience if for example gorillas decide to move further as you look for them you will need to move a longer distance still.
Compare Lowland Gorilla Trekking to Mountain Gorilla Trekking. You need a minimum of 3 Days to visit either the Lowland Gorillas or Mountain Gorillas.
DEPARTURES AND RETURN
Traveler pickup and drop off is offered from Kigali, Rwanda
Returns to original departure point
Itinerary for 3 Days Trekking Eastern Lowland Gorillas in DR Congo
Day 1: Arrival in Bukavu from Kigali
Pick up from Kigali and drive via Cyangungu Rwanda – DR Congo border. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Bukavu. Take the rest of the evening unwinding at your hotel (Elisabeth Hotel midrange).
Day 2. Eastern Lowland Gorillas trekking
In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of trekking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Trekking lowland Gorillas is amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! Later in the afternoon drive back to your hotel.
Day 3. Return to Kigali, Rwanda and departure
In the morning, you will be brought back to Kigali to end your 3 Days Trekking Eastern Lowland Gorillas in DR Congo
End of the trip
The trip package including 3 days and 2 nights costs
- 2 449 USD for one person
- 1 899 USD for two people
- 1 749 USD for three people
PAYMENT TERMS: This Safari Tour Requires 30% deposit upon booking and the rest to be paid 4 weeks to safari.
VALIDITY: Bookings are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IN THE 3 DAYS GORILLA IN KAHUZI BIEGA NATIONAL PARK
- An accommodation of 3 nights
- Bottled water
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Professional guide
- Hotel / airport pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission in the park
- Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National permit
- Congolese visa fees (105$)
- Travel insurance (accident and sickness)
- Covid19 related expenses
- International flights
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
Any cancellation of a booking by a Client, shall be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the Company. The date on which the Company receives the correspondence (Notification), will determine the cancellation charge, if any.
a) 0% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellation made 60 days or more before departure.
b) 30% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellations made between 30 and 59 days before departure.
c) 70% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellations made fewer (less than 30) days before departure.
Why book Trekking Eastern Lowland Gorillas in DR Congo with Eco Adventure Safaris
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