4 day Congo double gorilla tracking

Details

Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega, Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park

Destinations

CONGO DRC KAHUZI BIEGA VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK.

Duration

4 Days

Availabilty

All Year Round


4 DAY GORILLA TRACKING TOUR OF KAHUZI BIEGA AND VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK CONGO

 

CONGO DOUBLE GORILLA SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 4 Day Gorilla tracking tour in DR Congo rewards you with meeting Face to Face with Gorillas in Both Kahuzi Biega National park, which is located in Eastern Congo is the only destination where you find the Eastern lowland Gorilla which is the world’s largest Gorilla specie and Virunga National Park, found in the Northeastern part of the country. Though it is the least visited gorilla destination; it doesn’t take away the fact that it has a lot to offer. This safari will start and end in Kigali-Rwanda.

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR YOUR 4 DAY GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI OF CONGO

 DAY 1:  KIGALI AND TRANSFER TO KAHUZI-BIEGA NATIONAL PARK

Our Safari guide will meet you at Kigali International Airport for a briefing on your 3 Day Double Gorilla Trekking Tour Adventure. You will depart by road for Cyangugu, the border town where you will cross from Rwanda into the Democratic Republic of the Congo passing through the town of Butare, the Intellectual Center of Rwanda and Nyungwe Forest. We shall cross into Bukavu Town of Congo after clearing with the Immigrations at the border, on arrival our driver guide will transfer you to your Hotel for your dinner and Overnight at

Luxury Accommodation: L’Orchids Safari Club  http://www.orchids-hotel.com / Cormoran Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: Coco Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Bethany Guest House / Exodus Bukavu

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2:  EASTERN LOWLAND GORILLA TRACKING AND TRANSFER TO VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK.

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Park headquarters of the Kahuzi Biega National Park in Lwiro which is about an hour’s drive along the shoreline of Lake Kivu.  You will register and be assigned to a group with a Park Ranger and begin your tracking of the Eastern Lowland Gorillas. Kahuzi-Biega is one of the biggest national parks in the country. Set in both mountainous and lowland terrain, it is one of the last rare species of Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), which is an endangered gorilla specie.

After you have spent the permitted hour with the Eastern Lowland Gorillas, you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver Guide, who will then transfer you to the Virunga National Park driving north. This drive will prove to be very beautiful, though the roads themselves are not the best. On arrival you will be transferred to your Accommodation for dinner and overnight at

Luxury Accommodation: Mikeno lodge

Midrange Accommodation:  Bukima tented camp

Budget Accommodation: Ihusi Hotel-Goma

Meal Plan: FB

DAY 3:  MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

After your Morning Breakfast, our driver guide will take you to the Park headquarters of the Virunga National Park for briefing and registering to a group and Park Ranger.  You will then begin your Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventure through the Jungle.  It can take up to many hours to find a particular Gorilla Family you are assigned to, as they roam the forest and sometimes it can take a while to connect with them.   You will be permitted to spend up to one hour with the Gorillas observing and photographing them within the guidelines that will be outlined to you at the registration. Also all trekkers are advised to carry enough water, non-flash cameras, sturdy trekking shoes, hats, and long sleeved trousers. After your Day’s trek return to the Lodge for an evening to relax. Enjoy your dinner and Overnight as above.

Meal Plan: FB

 DAY 4: RETURN TO KIGALI AND TRANSFER TO AIRPORT
Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and return back to Kigali, if time permits, your guide can give you a cultural and historical tour of Kigali, including the Genocide Memorial Center. Later transfer to your hotel / lodge having lunch on the way and if you have your flight in the evening; you will be transferred to the airport for your Flight Home.

END OF SAFARI!

The above safari plan is inclusive of:

  • Transportation and Fuel in 4 WD safari Vehicle.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Gorilla tracking permit for Kahuzi Biega
  • Gorilla tracking Permit for Virunga National Par
  • Bottled drinking water all through the tour
  • All Park Entrance Fees and Government Taxes

The safari Plan excludes:

  • Air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks and beverages, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

NB: Your Rwanda Visa Expires immediately you cross into Congo so you will have to reapply for another Visa while at the border and find it ready after your Congo Tour.

BEST TIME TO GO GORILLA VIEWING:

Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter Seasons. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

 

 

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