5 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Tour

Safari Overview – 5 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Tour offers travelers the most amazing experience. Track lowland gorillas at the Kahuzi Biega National Park and later embark on a mountain hike on mountain Kahuzi and mountain Biega topped by the scenic drives through different towns in Rwanda on your way back to Kigali hence concluding your 5 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour.

Gorilla Safaris

Gorillas in Bwindi

Brief Itinerary – 5 Days Congo Safari & Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kahuzi Biega National Park in DRC
  • Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
  • Day 3: Hiking Mount Kahuzi
  • Day 4: Hiking Mount Biega
  • Day 5: Return to Kigali

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

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary – 5 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Tour & Nyiragongo Volcano hike

Day 1: Kigali & Kahuzi Biega National Park in DRC

On the first day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour, your Jewel Safaris guide will meet you at Kigali International Airport and give you a short briefing on your upcoming safari. You will then begin your journey to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the DRC.  Your trip will take you across to Western Rwanda, passing through the city of Butare, the Intellectual center of Rwanda.  Here your Jewel Safaris guide will take you for a local meal at a Rwandan restaurant and if time permits, you will take on a city tour of Butare’s cultural and historical sites. After lunch, you will continue your journey to the border town of Cyagungu, pass through customs and immigration on both the Rwandan and DRC sides.   On the DRC side of the border, the town is named Bukavu on the shores of Lake Kivu. 

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Congo Gorilla tours

Congo Gorilla trekking

On the second day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour, you will awake early and have breakfast, after which your Jewel Safaris guide will escort you to the park headquarters to register for your Gorilla Tracking.  After you will be assigned to a specific Eastern Gorilla family to track in the company of a park ranger who will then take you to the trail to search for the Gorillas.  Once you encounter the gorillas, you are permitted an hour to watch them playing and feeding. After your tracking is done, you will reunite with your Jewel Safaris guide.  If time permits, your guide will then take you to a local cultural event nearby, where you will meet the indigenous people of the area.  Before nightfall, you will return to your accommodation in Bukavu for dinner.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 3: Hiking Mount Kahuzi

After breakfast on the third day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Tracking Safari, your Jewel Safaris guide will take you to the Park Headquarters to register for the Hiking of Mount Kahuzi.  You will be assigned a local guide who will take you up the approximately 4-hour climb to the summit of Mount Kahuzi, passing through both a Bamboo Forest as well as Sub-Alpine vegetation along the way.  Descending Mount Kahuzi will take about 3 hours to complete, at which time you will reunite with your Jewel Safaris guide who will return you to your accommodation in Bukavu.  Dinner will be served at your accommodation.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 4: Hiking Mount Biega

After breakfast on the fourth day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour, your Jewel Safaris guide will once again report with you to the Park Headquarters, this time to climb Mount Beiga.  As on the previous day, you will be assigned a Park Ranger who will lead the way to the summit of Mount Beiga. The return trip up and down Mount Beiga takes about 6 hours on average, depending on your skills and the weather conditions.  Before nightfall, you will reunite with your Jewel Safaris guide who will escort you back to your accommodation in Bukavu for dinner.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 5: Return to Kigali

After breakfast on the last day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Tracking Safari, your Jewel Safaris guide will drive you back across the DRC/Rwanda border crossing and then drive you back to Kigali for your flight at Kigali International Airport.  If time permits, your guide can take you on a Kigali city tour, including visiting the Genocide Memorial Center and/or some shopping that you might be interested in doing at one of the local markets or craft workshops.

Inclusions

  • Transport- tour vehicle, fuel, and driver
  • Full board accommodation for the nights
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

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