4 Day Track both Low Land and Mountain Gorillas in Congo

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Low land Gorilla in Kahuzi Biega

Low land Gorilla in Kahuzi Biega

The 4 Day tour in the Democratic Republic of Congo to see the Low land Gorillas in Kahuzi starts in Cyangugu and ends ends in Gisenyi at The border of Rwanda and Congo. The tour takes you to the Democratic Republic of Congo, another home to the endangered Gorillas in Africa. Congo DRC has both Lowland and Mountain Gorillas. Lowland Gorillas are found in Kahuzi Biega national park and the critically endangered mountain gorillas are found in famous Virunga National Park.

  • Tour Summary

    • You’ll go to DR Congo DR Congo & Rwanda Rwanda
    • This tour starts in Cyangugu (Rwanda) & ends in Gisenyi (Rwanda).
    • You’ll visit Bukavu (Town)Kahuzi Biega NPGoma (City) & Virunga
    • Activities: gorilla tracking
    • Getting around: boat & normal 4×4 vehicle
    • transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for extra cost
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Transfer to Bukavu in Congo

Meet you in Cyangugu at the Rwanda Congo border, and Transfer you in Bukavu. Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-eastern extent of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. It is the capital of the South Kivu province. Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of two homes of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla, is close to the city and can be accessed from the road to Kavumu. The park headquarters at Tshivanga is located 31 km from Bukavu.

  • Main destination: Bukavu
  • Accommodation: Mot Kahuzi Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included) + Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Low land Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi Biega

After early Breakfast – transfer by our tourist car to the National Park to begin the trekking. Trekking for 2 to 3 hours in mountainous jungle area of Kahuzi Biega National Park, to find the large lowland gorilla family. The species here are Eastern Lowland Gorilla, very different from the more famous Mountain Gorillas found in the Virunga National Park. Unlike the chimpanzee-like lowland gorillas found in Gabon and Congo Brazzaville, The Kahuzi Biega gorillas are large, about the size of the mountain gorilla, so you definitely won’t be disappointed. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Bukavu.

  • Main destination: Kahuzi Biega National Park
  • Accommodation: Mot KahuziBudget hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Transfer to Goma by Boat via lake kivu

Early Morning after break fast at your hotel transfer you at the port where a boat is waiting for you. After presenting your ticket, Board a motor launch in Bukavu across Lake Kivu to Goma. This cruise will pass by many islands and provide great views of misty rainforest, terraced plantations, and steep cliffs that border Africa’s highest elevation lake. Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

  • Main destination: Goma
  • Accommodation: Charitas Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Mountain Gorillas tracking in Virunga National park

Very early in the morning, you will depart from Goma and Drive up to the Virunga national park station where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while you are with the Gorillas. After the briefing, you proceed for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. This rather strenuous but unforgettable adventure will take you through thick and muddy environment, and may take you 2-4 hours to locate the amazing apes, depending on their movements. After a maximum period of one hour with the Gorillas, you descend to the headquarters where the driver will transfer you to Goma for Dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Virunga National Park
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

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Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (two per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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