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Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kigali International AirportArrival 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.Stop At: Kahuzi-Biega National Park, South Kivu ProvinceAfter breakfast at your hotel, it is time to head to the Tshivanga Station where starts the gorillas’ tracking 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.Duration: 2 daysPass By: Kigali International AirportIn 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.

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Gorillas Tracking In Kahuzi-Biega National Park - 3 Day Tour

There are great efforts that go into protecting this species as the numbers have drastically declined over the years. Seeing these amazing mammals in their natural habitat as they roam freely spending the majority of their days eating plants is a once in a lifetime experience to be cherished forever.  Itinerary: Day 1: Kigali – Bukavu This morning, you'll be picked up from your hotel and drive to Bukavu (approximately 5 hours). We will cross the border and overnight in the hotel near the Park. (Overnight at Lodge Coco) Day 2: Bukavu – Kahuzi Biega National Park After the breakfast From here, we will take the vehicle and drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park precisely in the southern part at Chivanga. Once we arrive at the National Park Headquarters, you will be briefed by the Park staff and prepare for the day. We can enjoy a quick cup of coffee here before we enter the park. Today we will be accompanied by armed Park Rangers as we embark on our Eastern Low Land Gorillas trekking.   A typical visit will start with a 1-2 hour trek, in search of the Gorillas. After the trekking, we will drive to Lwiro where there is the Scientific Research Center which was built in 1947 by Belgians.  Here, you'll have a chance to visit the Chimps’ sanctuary, the museum, the library, the biodiversity room, and snakes in cages. Around 1 pm this afternoon, we will enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant in Lwiro. This evening, we will retrieve back to Lwiro Guest House where accommodation is on a sharing basis Accommodation: Lodge Coco and dinner. Day 3: Bukavu – Goma After an early breakfast, around 7 am, and check-out at the Guest House,  we will drive to Chiwanaga to witness Pygmy tribe fishermen who will demonstrate cultural dance and songs. At 10 am we will drive back to Bukavu and cross back to Rwanda. After that we will make our way back to Kigali.

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