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Are you planning a Congo gorilla trek and you would like to know the cost of Congo gorilla trip to Kahuzi Beiga National Park for lowland gorilla trekking? DR Congo has been ranked as one of the best destinations in Africa to go for gorilla trekking given the fact they have both types of gorillas that is the Eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and Mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. DR Congo has for the past years been hit by various unprecedented disasters that is civil and rebel wars, Ebola disease among others which has stopped many tourists from visiting DR Congo for gorilla trekking in either national park given these are the same places that harbor the dangerous rebel groups and diseases. However of recent DR Congo is getting back to better days and most areas and national parks are now open for tourism business and activities given the fact the DR Congo government, local authorities, National and International security and health bodies have worked hand in hand to bring back peace to DR Congo
Eco Adventure Safaris has as well already booked gorilla trekking safaris to Congo and we can as well book for you to visit DR Congo for gorilla trekking to Kahuzi Beiga National Park for Lowland gorilla trekking We have tour packages available that you can choose from ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury, these can as well be customized to best match your needs, send us an email and we will book for you accordingly.
Kahuzi Beiga National Park
Kahuzi Beiga National Park was created in 1970 and the first Lowland Gorilla trekking was done in 1973, when it came 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 cost of Congo gorilla trekking permit in Kahuzi Beiga National Park?
Gorilla trekking in Congo is done in Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Beiga National Park, like gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, you will need a gorilla permit for you to be allowed to trek the Mountain gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. Eco Adventure Safaris provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Congo to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. You don’t have to hassle booking your gorilla permit if you choose from our Congo gorilla tours. We will check for you availability of gorilla permits for your requested dates, book and purchase them for you once you have made payment and book all services on your behalf. Usually you have to obtain a gorilla permit several months in advance. We always advise at least 5 months in advance or prior to your visit. While booking a gorilla tour, always pay your gorilla permit fee in advance to enable us acquire it for you.
Gorilla trekking is a daily activity done in Kahuzi Beiga National Park in Congo, a gorilla permit costs USD400 per person per trek for Foreign Non Residents, then USD200 for Foreign Residents and USD40 for Congo Citizens. As Eco Adventure Safaris we do provide all-inclusive gorilla tour packages for all the visitors with no hidden costs. The most essential and priority cost is the gorilla permit price that you will incur to secure your trek in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. All our tour packages range from budget safaris to Luxury safaris and you can opt to do any as we tailor your trip together according to your interest. We do have Gorilla tour packages that start in Kigali for the DR Congo gorilla safari from Kigali. For a 2day Trip from Kigali costs USD1100 per person in a group of two inclusive of Gorilla permits and as a budget option, transportation, accommodation, Meals, guide services are inclusive as well.
What is the cost of accommodation in Kahuzi Beiga National Park?
Hotels/Lodges/Camps ranges from budget, mid-range to luxury options. 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, All on full board basis meal Plan. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you according.
What is the cost of transportation to Virunga National Park?
Congo Gorilla safari takes you to Kahuzi Beiga National Park which is located in the Eastern Part of Congo. You will fly to Kigali International Airport then connect to Gisenyi town; from Rwanda-Congo boarder to to Bukavu 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 an 1 hours’ drive from Bukavu town to reach the park headquarters and we do use 4×4 vehicles. The transportation cost is inclusive of Vehicle hire per day which ranges from USD80-150, Driver guide allowance ranges from USD50 per day, and Fuel for the round trip.( Depending on the days you would like to spend in Congo. The transport cost can be reduced depending on the number of People on the safari as it can be shared.
Why book Congo Gorilla trip to Kahuzi Beiga with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to 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 about the cost of Congo gorilla trip to Kahuzi Beiga National Park for lowland gorilla trekking.