This 4 days Eastern Lowland Gorillas safari takes you to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lowland Gorillas are found in Kahuzi Biega national park. Located in South Kivu, Kahuzi Biega is a World Heritage site and one of two homes of the Eastern Lowland Gorillas.
Spending one hour on a face to face encounter with these dramatic creatures is such a magical experience. It comes once in a lifetime! Visitor encounters with these Great apes entirely involves exploring their general behavior and lifestyles. In the same vein, the visit involves seeing the animal feeding, mating, nesting… while they are in their natural habitat.
A safari in Africa to view a group of these unique apes is undeniably one of the most thrilling and most sought-after adventures. Above all, You should count a must to include in your next safari holiday.
In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel or from the airport in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Panorama Hotel (Luxury) / Orchid safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Hotel Horizon (Budget).
In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of trekking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Trekking lowland Gorillas is amazing, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size and stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas. The trekking experience usually takes 1-4 hours. This comes as a once in a lifetime experience as Eastern lowland gorillas are endemic to the DR Congo. Later in the afternoon drive back to your hotel.
After breakfast, you will go for a nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega National Park, you will find several trails of various lengths and difficulties for all ages. Enjoying the park’s great variety of landscapes, including tropical and bamboo forests, swamps and Tshibati waterfalls, as well as possibilities of spotting birds, monkeys and countless other animal and plant species., visit chimpanzees in Lwiro Rsesearch Centre which is at 17Km from Kahuzi biega national Park (Lwiro sanctuary). In the afternoon return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. Reach Kigali late in the afternoon.
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