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September 2018

2 days Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo gorilla safari tour from Kigali, Rwanda

By | Safari News
Gorilla tour

Lowland gorilla

The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a famous home to the lowland gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo. Kahuzi Beiga National Park is situated near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the boarder of Rwanda. This park is one of the best park to go for a gorilla trekking safari tour in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda and transfer by boat on Lake Kivu to Gisenyi Congo

Arrive in Kigali at the airport in Rwanda where our safari guide will be waiting for you. He will welcome you and give you a short safari briefing about your 2 days gorilla tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo and after transfer you to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu for about 3-4 hours. You will drive through the best scenic view of the hills of Rwanda which earned it a name of “the land of a thousand hills”. Upon arrival in Gisenyi, you will transfer by boat along Lake Kivu to Bukavu in Congo enjoying the views of the big lake as well as its islands. From there you will connect to your hotel for check in and spend the remaining hours of the day at leisure as you prepare for the next day.

Day 2: Transfer from your hotel to Kahuzi Biega National Park for your Congo lowland gorilla tour

Gorilla tour

Lowland gorillas

Because the gorilla trekking activity starts at 8am, wake up early in the morning and takes breakfast at your hotel and get ready for the journey. Our driver guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Kahuzi Biega National Park for your Congo gorilla trekking safari. When you get to the park, you will get a briefing about from the ranger guides about the do’s and don’ts of the gorilla trekking activity and after proceed to the volcanoes to encounter with the lowland gorillas.  After seeing the gorillas, you will be restricted to just an hour with them so every minute with them is precious. It is the only chance you got to share with the lowland gorillas in their natural habitat. The whole Kahuzi Biega National Park gorilla tour will take about 4 hours. After the trek, return to the car and transfer back to the Lake and then cross back to Kigali for your flight or your night.

End of your 2days gorilla tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo

 

2 Days Congo gorilla Safari – Gorilla Trekking safari in Virunga National Park Congo

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is another home to Mountain Gorillas in Africa. The country has both Lowland and Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla Trekking tours in Congo are becoming popular worldwide! The country is safe and open to all International visitors. On this gorilla safari, you will go gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park of Congo. This two-day gorilla tour will start in Rwanda, where you will transfer to Virunga National park in Democratic republic of Congo via Uganda’s Chanika border. The park has five families of gorillas with three groups most tracked.

Day 1- Transfer from Kigali to Goma (Congo)

Our driver guide will pick you up from Kigali, and transfer you to Goma. This transfer journey to Kahuzi Biega National Park will take you through a scenic view Rwanda’s beautiful rolling hills passing via Ruhengeri in northern part of Rwanda through the Goma boarder in Congo. When at the border, your Congo safari guide will be required to clear at the border, presenting the requirements and thereafter, you will proceed with your journey till Congo. In Congo, you will proceed to your Lodge where you will have your dinner and drinks if you wish too.

You may also take a nature walk around your lodge as you prepare for the big day.

Day 2- Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Congo

In the morning, after taking early morning breakfast, you will travel to the Park Headquarters in Virunga National Park with the help provided by our Congo safari guide. Gorilla tours Congo start at 8am so you need to arrive at the headquarters before 8am. while at the park, you will be oriented about the Dos and Don’ts of the entire Congo gorilla trekking safari where you will go from into the forest to trek the endangered mountain gorillas. While trekking, you will be exposed to excellent birding and primates such as the Golden Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black and White colobus monkey, and giant forest hogs among others.

While trekking gorillas, you will interact with the gorillas for at most one hour by observing and taking their photos at the same time. So, every minute with the gorillas should be taken precious. The whole Congo gorilla tour exercise takes place in about 8hrs within the forest, depending on the group your trekking as well as where the gorillas are.

After trekking, you will return to Goma where you will access a flight back home. Gorilla trekking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest.

End of safari.

 

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