6 Days Low Land and Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Congo

This 6 Days Low Land and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo will take you to Kahuzi Beiga National Park for low land gorilla trekking and Virunga National Park for Mountain gorilla trekking, this trip gives you an opportunity to see both types of gorillas in Congo that is the Low Land and Mountain Gorillas. It is an all inclusive trip which starts and ends in Kigali.

Day 01: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda

Day 02: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo

Day 03: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in KahuziBiega – DR Congo

Day 04: Transfer to Bukima close to Virunga National Park for overnight

Day 05: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 06: Drive back to Kigali to end the tour

Included
  • All transportation as scheduled
  • All park entrance fee, crater service and concession fee
  • Meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner as indicated above
  • Four wheel transportation for safari with pop up roof ideal for game view
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Complementary bottled water while doing game drive
  • All activities as per above proposal
Excluded
  • Uganda visas
  • Meals, transport, and lodging outside the regular itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Any items of personal nature
  • International vaccinations
  • Insurance

Travel Days


DAY 01:  Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda

Pickup from airport and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali city and the surrounding areas.

 

Overnight and Dinner – Hotel Des Mille Collins

DAY 02: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo

In the morning hours, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and head to southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover in Butare to pay a visit to the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. Have lunch and continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe forests and a clear view of Lake Kivu.

 

Dinner and overnight at CoCo Lodge (Luxury)/Orchid safari Lodge (Mid Range)/Hotel Horizon (Budget)

DAY 03: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in KahuziBiega – DR Congo

In the morning, you will go for the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tracking lowland Gorillas is so amazing, they differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are very big in size, usually takes 1-3 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas are well known for staying in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; that day you will register a memorable safari experience once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking, you will go for a nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, visit Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research centre and the surrounding traditional homes. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 04: Transfer to Bukima in Congo

The driver will pick you very early in the morning from the hotel or Airport in Kigali and he will brief you on the safari. You will then transfer to Bukima in Congo and the journey takes 4 hours to arrive to Goma town where you will have lunch stop. He will continue driving after lunch to Bukima where you will spend overnight. Dinner and overnight

 

Main Destination: Virunga National Park-Congo

Accommodation:
Mikeno lodge or Bukima Tented camp.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 05: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park- DR Congo

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to the Park Headquarters for briefing and joining others for briefing before heading into the Virunga forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family you are allocated for trekking on that particular day. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behavior, taking photographs and then after the one hour encounter with the gorillas you return to the Park Headquarters to end the trek.

 

Accommodation: Mikeno lodge or Bukima Tented camp.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 06: Drive to Kigali International Airport to end the trip

You will be driven back to Kigali for your post-tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Kigali on the last day of your tour. Since you will use the same route back, you will have another stop at the genocide museum, Kigali side markets, and buying souvenirs or to just relax before continuing to Kigali.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

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