3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking Safari – Eastern Lowland & Mountain Gorilla tour
Safari Overview – This 3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking Safari offers a brief but thrilling stay in Congo trekking the eastern lowland gorilla tracking at Kahuzi Biega national park
Brief Itinerary – 3 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari
- Day 1: Kigali and Transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park
- Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking and transfer to Virunga National Park
- Day 3: Mountain Gorilla tracking
What is included;
- Transport- tour vehicle, fuel and driver
- Full board accommodation for the nights
- Entrance fees.
- All activities.
- Bottled drinking water
What is not included
- Air ticket
- Personal expenses.
- Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
Detailed Itinerary – 3 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari
Day 1: Kigali and Transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park
On the first day of your 3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking Safari, your Jewel Safaris guide will meet you at Kigale International Airport and brief you on your upcoming itinerary.
You will then proceed immediately to Cyagungu, the border town where you will cross from Rwanda into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The drive from Kigale International Airport to Cyagungu will take a few hours, passing through the town of Butare, the Intellectual Center of Rwanda and the Nyungwe Forest. Butare can be most interesting as here there are a large number of cultural and historical sites to visit, including the various institutions of higher knowledge. On the DRC side of the border, the town is called Bukavu, which is located on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Here in Bukavu your Jewel Safaris guide will take you to your accommodation, where you will have dinner.
Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking and transfer to Virunga National Park
After breakfast on the second day of your 3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking Safari, your Jewel Safaris guide will take you to the headquarters of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, 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.
After you have spent the permitted hour with the Eastern Lowland Gorillas, you will reunite with your Jewel Safaris guide, who will then take you to the Virunga National Park, to the north. This drive will prove to be very beautiful, though the roads themselves are not the best. Immediately, you will be taken to your accommodation where you will have dinner.
Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast on the third day of your 3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour, your Jewel Safaris guide will take you to the headquarters of the Virunga National Park, register you and assign you to your group and Park Ranger. You will then begin your Mountain Gorilla Tracking. It can take up to many hours to find the particular Gorilla family you are assigned to, as the Gorillas 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.
After your Gorilla encounter, your Jewel Safaris guide will reunite with you and then take you back to Kigali. Time permitting, your guide can give you a cultural and historical tour of Kigali, including the Genocide Memorial Center.
End of the 3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour – Eastern Lowland & Mountain Gorilla tour