Overview of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo
This 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo will begin in Rwanda and end in Uganda. Our 8 Days Congo gorilla safari is just like the Uganda Rwanda mountain gorilla safari tours; however, Congo is blessed with both Mountain an lowland gorillas that attract a big number of travelers in the country for Congo safaris. This 8 days tour will take you to trek Lowland gorillas; a unique sub species of gorillas found Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These apes are much bigger than the endangered mountain gorillas found in Uganda, Rwanda and some parts of Congo. Lowland gorilla trekking safaris Congo is the most fabulous fun activity in to do while in the forest alongside Congo birding safaris especially when it comes to watching the primates carry on their daily activities in their natural habitat.
While in Uganda, you will visit the famous Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s magical lake full of birds. While on a boat cruise along this birding haven in Uganda, you will have sights of the beautiful Islands beheld in this deep lake. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park where you will enjoy a boat cruise and a game drive in the park. During your game drive, you will have sights of unique wildlife in this park including the impalas, Burchell Zebras, Eland antelopes among others. You will end your adventure with a visit to the Ngamba Island, a home to the orphaned chimpanzees. you will feed them, play with them, get close to them and many more.
While on this Congo & Uganda safari, you will be driven in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari land cruiser, 4×4 minivan, 4×4 super custom depending on the number of people you will come along with. Accommodation on this safari will depending on your choice ranging from mid-range and luxury.
Highlight of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda for your tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.
Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Day 3: Do a Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo
Day 4: Transfer from Bukavu to Nyiragongo Volcano
Day 5:Climbing the Nyiragongo Volcano
Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda and do a boat cruise in the morning
Day 7: Do a game drive in the park and drive back to Kampala
Day 8: Do a full day Ngamba island trip
Day 9: Transfer to the airport for your flight back home
Detailed Itinerary of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo
Day 1 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda for your tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.
You will be picked up from Kigali Hotel/Lodge by our Congo safari guide, give you a short briefing about your safari in Congo. You will then drive towards the southwestern part of Rwanda driving through the rolling hills and gorgeous scenery to Changugu Rwanda- Congo border. If you arrive on time, you will do a Kigali city tour visiting the genocide site in Butare, the National Museum of Rwanda here and the King’s palace if time allows. You will have lunch in Kigali and after continue to Lake Kivu; Rwanda’s freshest water body and one of the largest lakes in Africa. Transfer to your chosen accommodation in the evening relax, have dinner and spend your overnight.
Day 2 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the morning, after your breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by your driver guide from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu border crossing to Bukavu in Congo. You will have wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu. Check in at your hotel, have lunch and relax.
Day 3 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Do a Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo
Very early in the morning, you will head to the park headquarters for your memorable safari adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. The park rangers will give you a briefing about the activity and after they will lead you to the forest for your tracking activity. Lowland gorillas tracking is very amazing and very memorable. The time taken to meet these apes is unpredictable since they live in the wild and freely move in their natural habitat, and this requires a reasonable degree of fitness. Once you meet them, you will enjoy and forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas as you observe their behaviors as well as taking as photos of them. After, get back to the lodge for lunch, if you still have energy go for a nature walk, you may decide to visit Tshibati waterfalls, visit Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research centre and the surrounding traditional homes. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Transfer from Bukavu to Virunga National Park
After you breakfast at the hotel/lodge, prepare to leave Bukavu for Virunga National Park. your driver guide will transfer you to Virunga ational Park Arrive at your lodging facility, check in, dine and relax.
Day 5 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Climbing the Nyiragongo Volcano
After breakfast, drive to Nyiragongo Volcano and climbs one of the most active volcanoes in Africa. It is noted for its long active lava lakes which appears in the summit crater. Nyiragongo is one of eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains. The volcano is located near the town of Goma All the day we climb and camp on the top to admire the lava of active Volcano.
Day 6 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Do a boat cruise along the lake and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda in the park and a boat
After breakfast, head to the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park; a haven for “impalas” small antelopes and herbivorous are most concentrated in this park of all the Ugandan national Parks. There are also many beautiful impalas after which Kampala; the capital city of Uganda was named. You will do an afternoon boat cruise gaze at the huge hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes as they drink water. There are attractive birds to check out like Abyssinian ground hornbill, the crested crane (Uganda’s national emblem), saddle bill storks among others. This boat is good for visitors on Uganda birding safaris as well as Uganda wildlife safaris since you get chance to see a lot of birds and animals as they quench their thirst in Lake Mburo.
Day 7 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Do a game drive in the park and drive back to Kampala
Do a game drive and check out Uganda’s wildlife besides the mountain gorillas in Bwindi such as zebra, warthog, buffalo, klipspringer, eland, oribi and waterbuck. Alternatively, you can do the game drive on ATV quad bikes, in a car and horses as well, the choice is yours. Retreat and drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and take a last gaze at the equator in Masaka leaving you with everlasting memories of the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.
Day 8 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Do a full day Ngamba island trip and transfer to the airport for your flight
Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast at your lodging facility. You will be picked by your driver guide ad driven to the dock where you will take a oat cruise to Ngamba chimpanzee island to enjoy your day with chimpanzees. The chimpanzees found here are orphans and have been looked after ever since they were rescued. You will have chance to feed them, play around them, or even track them. You will enjoy your lunch there and after you will transfer back to the dock and driven to your hotel.
Day 9 of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo: Transfer to the airport for your flight back home
Have a relaxed breakfast and after transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
End of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo