Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Outdoor Activities in Bukavu

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In this 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla safari, you'll get a life changing experience with the endangered species in their natural habitat. You'll also interact with local people and do other cool things like visit to the Lwiro Sanctuary which is one of the unique sanctuaries in Africa for its rich biodiversity.
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.

What’s included

  • Gorilla permit
  • Round-trip airport taxi transfer
  • All transportation
  • Drinking water
  • Accommodation,
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kahuzi-Biega National Park

What’s not included

  • International/domestic flights
  • Visa
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Other expenses