3 Days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari
3 Days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari is strictly a gorilla trekking adventure conducted in Kahuzi Beiga national park which is home to Eastern lowland gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo. This 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari includes 3 days and 2 night’s excursion starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. Kahuzi Beiga is yet one of the most visited park in Democratic Republic of Congo for travelers who will to spend an hour with Eastern lowland gorillas.
Highlights of 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari
- Day 1: Kigali pickup and transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo
- Day 2: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park
- Day 3: Return to Kigali for city tour and departures
Day 1: Kigali pickup and transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo
Transfer to Bukavu Congo: On day 1 of 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari, you will be picked up from your location in Kigali Rwanda by our experienced safari guide who will brief you about this 3 days adventure as you embark on a 7-8 hours’ drive to Bukavu. The journey is long but so rewarding with lots of encounters and attractions that are worth it including a visit too some genocide Sites, a stunning view of coffee plantations and a view of Lake Kivu. You will have an enroute lunch along the way in Rwanda and then proceed to Bukavu via Cyangugu border where you will then check in your reserved hotel in Bukavu city the nearest city to Kahuzi Beiga national park. Check in your lodge for dinner and overnight rest.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park
Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking: On day 2 of 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari, have an early breakfast then back a lunch box, enough drinking water, wear an appropriate gorilla trekking gear which include water proof hiking shoes, long sleeved attire, garden gloves, a cap, sun glasses and pack insect repellant and finally meet your safari driver to embark on a 45minutes drive transfer to the park headquarters of Kahuzi Beiga national park to meet other trekkers for a pre gorilla trekking briefing where you will get to know more about East lowland gorillas, the dos and don’ts and many more important information you require during the trek. After briefing, hire a porter and be led into the forest to search for the habituated eastern lowland gorillas in the valley of Kahuzi Beiga national park. The entire trek will depend on the movement of gorillas though it’s always estimated between 2-7 hours and upon finding gorillas, you will spend only one hour which is the maximum time allowed to stay with the gorillas in their natural habitats. You will take as many photographs as possible as well as learning different manners of these Eastern lowland gorillas including feeding habits, grooming, copulating and sometimes watch them fighting amongst themselves. Once an hour is done, exit the and return to the park headquarters where you will once again meet with your safari driver for a drive back to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Note: Always remember all the rules and regulations of Gorilla trekking to avoid messing up and putting your life and that of other trekkers at risk such as keeping a social distance of 7M apart between you and the gorillas, ensuring that your camera flash light and shutter sound are off, avoid making un necessary noise and movements and many more as will be told during briefing.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Return to Kigali for city tour and departures
Drive back to Kigali for city tour and departures: On day 3 of 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari and depending on your flight time, you will enjoy a relaxed breakfast then check out of the lodge and start the journey from Bukavu back to Kigali Rwanda with an enroute lunch. Upon arriving in Kigali, you will enjoy a city tour as long as you have an evening or night flight. After enjoying city tour, you will then be driven to Kigali international airport to catch a flight back home or to the next destination.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
END OF 3 DAYS CONGO EASTERN LOWLAND GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI
Inclusive 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari
- Kigali Pick up and drop off
- A 4×4 safari vehicle and fuel
- An English / French speaking safari driver/ guide
- Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking permit
- Congo visa
- Accommodation for 3 days as per itinerary
- All meals as per itinerary
- Enough drinking water throughout the safari
- All included activities in the itinerary
- Congo security and a convoy while in Congo
- Ranger fees
Exclusives in 3 days Congo Eastern lowland gorilla trekking safari
- International travel Visa and flight air ticket
- Laundry fees
- Life insurance
- Optional and additional activities
- Alcoholic drinks and other beverages
- All personal expenses such as emails, airtime, cigarettes etc.