3 DAYS EASTERN LOWLAND GORILLA TREKKING CONGO SAFARI IN KAHUZI BEIGA NATIONAL PARK
3 days/ 2 nights Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari: This 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari is one of the cheapest gorilla trekking safari where tourists are rewarded with stunning encounter with the Eastern lowland gorilla that thrill within Kahuzi Beiga National park. Unlike other Gorilla trekking countries, Democratic Republic of Congo is rewarded with 2 subspecies of Eastern Gorillas that is Mountain Gorillas that are trekked in Virunga national park as well as Eastern lowland gorilla that thrill in Kahuzi Beiga national park. Kahuzi Beiga national park is one of those best parks to explore while on your next Congo safari as it rewards travelers with a stunning view of the landscape and an encounter with other park dwellers. This 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari excursion will start and end in Kigali Rwanda though it is as well possible to start and end your safari in Kisoro Uganda.
Highlights of 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari
- Day 1: Pick up and transfer from Kigali to Bukavu – Congo
- Day 2: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking safari in Kahuzi Beiga National park
- Day 3: Drive back to Kigali
Day 1: Pickup and transfer from Kigali to Bukavu in Congo
Transfer from Kigali Rwanda to Bukavu Congo: Start your adventure on day 1 of 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari with a hotel or airport pick up in Kigali by our trusted and experienced safari driver who will then take you through brief introduction about this short Congo safari as you set off on a drive to Bukavu via Cyangugu border point. The driving distance from Kigali to Bukavu is long about 7-8 hours’ drive but for adventurous and nature lovers, this journey is very fascinating and worth the time spent on the road as you have a lot to sight ranging from the rolling Rwanda hills, beautiful views of Lake Kivu, forest, plantations, and wildlife. Your journey will lead you to Bukavu town which is the nearest city to Kahuzi Beiga National Park thus tourists spend their night over here and head to the park for activities the next day. In case your safari is from Uganda, then you will access Bukavu through Bunagana boarder near Kisoro town. Well dinner and overnight will be at your reserved hotel/ lodge in Bukavu at Orchid Safari Lodge (Luxury) or Hotel Horizon (Mid-range and Budget) or equivalent.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park
Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking: Arise as early as possible on the 2nd day of your 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari, have breakfast, carry your packed lunchbox and meet your safari driver for a 45minutes drive to the park headquarters to attend briefing with other trekkers. All trekkers are supposed to arrive at the briefing point very early to participate in briefing session before embarking on the forest walk to search for the gorillas in their habitat.
After briefing, you will be grouped into different groups of 8 persons which is the maximum number of trekkers per gorilla family and each trekkers has to be aged 15 years of age and above below which you are considered a minor. You will then be led by the ranger to the allocated gorilla family. The trek takes about 30 minutes to 5 hours or even more depending on the movement of the slowest person in the group and the movement of gorillas. You will then spend only 1 hour with gorillas. Remember to follow all the gorilla trekking rules and regulations such as keeping a social distance as advised during briefing, No using the flashlight while capturing photographs, no littering the park, No making noise while in the habitat of gorillas and many more. After spending one hour with the gorillas, you will exit the forest and return to your lodge in Bukavu for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight sleep as above. On this day, you may as well choose to have an optional community tour, visit the water falls, and many more. Just let your driver know how you wish to spend your evening.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Return to Kigali for city tour and departures
Drive back to Kigali for city tour and departures: On day 3 of 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari, enjoy your breakfast at your hotel/ lodge in Bukavu after which you will check out of the lodge and embark on a drive from Bukavu back to Kigali Rwanda via Cyangugu border where you will obtain a new Rwanda visa. Along the long journey drive, you will Visit the former Nyanza King’s palace, visit the museum and any other stunning attraction along the journey. Lunch will be enroute just like day 1 of your safari and upon arrival in Kigali, you will then be dropped off at your designated drop-off point be it at a hotel or at the airport.
Meal plan: Breakfast, and lunch
END OF 3 DAYS EASTERN LOWLAND GORILLA TREKKING CONGO SAFARI
Inclusive in 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari
- Congo Gorilla Trekking permit
- Congo visa
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Bukavu and all meals as per itinerary
- A 4×4 Safari vehicle
- An English speaking safari guide/ driver
- Bottled Mineral water
- Ranger fees
Exclusive on 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari
- International travel Visa
- Flight air ticket
- Alcoholic drinks and other beverages
- Tips and gratuity
- Porter hire fees
- Additional accommodation
- Optional activities
- Life insurance
- Laundry fees
- Other personal expenses such as alcohol, juices, emails etc.
This 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari should be one of those adventurous and life time safaris one needs to enjoy. This safari is favorable for both budget travelers, midrange travelers as well as luxury travelers. The packing list for this 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo safari include; A gorilla trekking permit, Best gorilla trekking gears (Rain jacket, a cap, long sleeved attire, sun glasses, water proof hiking shoes, insect repellant, sun screen and many more) and remember to as well pack your Charged camera with extra batteries as well to ensure that you capture those memories in the jungle with the Eastern Lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi Beiga National park. It is very possible to combine mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park with Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga national park.
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