Just like Uganda Rwanda mountain gorilla safari tours, Congo is blessed with lowland gorillas that attract a big number of travelers in the country. Lowland gorillas are 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 activitis in their natural habitat. Your 4 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park tour will begin and end in Rwanda using the Changugu border to Congo
Congo safari highlights for the 4 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park
Day 1: 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: 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 boarder 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: 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: Transfer back to Kigali
Have relaxed breakfast at your lodge and drive back to Kigali. Arrive in Kigali and transfer to your hotel or transfer to Kigali International Airport.