Lowland Gorillas trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Lowland Gorillas trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park

$1,344 (Per Adult)

$448 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration3 day(s)

LocationDemocratic Republic of the Congo

Start PointKigali

End PointKigali

AvailabilityJan 12 , 2019 to Jan 31 , 2021

Summary

Join us in this 3 days safari to the one of not well-known safari destinations in Africa, the Kahuzi-Biega National. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area situated East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 50 kilometers West of Bukavu town, near Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border. The park is named after two dormant volcanoes, Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega which are part of the Mitumba mountains chain. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, inscribed in 1980 for its unique biodiversity of rainforest habitat and its eastern lowland gorillas.

Activities

  • Animal Tracking
  • Bird Photography
  • Camping
  • Game Walk
  • General Photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Wildlife Photography

Places

  • Kahuzi-Bièga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Kigali-Bukavu

Activities Included

General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive

Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to Cyangugu boarder. Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel. If you arrive early, you can take an optional tour of Bukavu city. Places to visit include the cathedral, the big brewery (Bralima), the markets, the hydroelectric center, the famous Panzi hospital, amongst other places of interest.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 2Lowland Gorrilas trek in Kahuzi-Biega

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Bird Photography Camping Game Walk General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive Wildlife Photography Culture Photo-safari

After breakfast at your hotel, it is time to head to the Tshivanga Station where starts the gorillas’ trecking in Kahuzi Biega National park. You’ll receive a short briefing about the lowland gorilla tracking. Following the briefing, you begin your journey along narrow jungle paths to meet the gorillas. The length of this hike depends on the location of the gorillas. Some days they can be 20-40 minute walk from the road into the Forest, other days it can take over an hour of walking to reach the Lowland gorillas as they are always on the move for the search of food. After tracking, you can go for an optional nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, or visit the research Centre or a pygmy village that is on the outskirts of the park. You can also go and see orphaned primates, different kinds of baboons, monkeys and snakes found in Lwiro sanctuary. After this lifetime experience, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 8 hrs

Day 3Transfer back to Kigali

Activities Included

General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive

In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven back to Rwanda- Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. You will arrive in Kigali late in the afternoon. Be transferred to Kigali International Airport for departure.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Travel Time: 6 hrs

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel centre here

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com

It is a requirement for all visitors coming in to DRC to hold a valid VISA and a yellow fever card After buying the Gorilla permit, we will start your visa process. It can take maximum 5days, minimum 3days. And you'll pay 100$ US visa fees at the border before entering the DRC. This is a special agreement between the park and the Ministry of internal affairs).

No Add-ons Info

Moderate Cancelation Policy

30% of payment due on date of booking, 70% due 90 days before start of trip and 100% due 60 days before start of trip. 70% refund until 90 days before trip, 30% until 60 days before trip.

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$1,344 Duration: 3 day(s)

Children Not Allowed

Destination

Democratic Republic of the Congo