The 3 days Tour leaves all visitors with a smiling face and interesting stories to tell. It takes you to visit western lowland gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo at their home, Kahuzi – Biega national park located in Eastern Congo – Bukavu Province.
Encounter the unique Eastern lowland gorillas, study and also explore in depth their behavior and day to day lives. You will enjoy the beautiful views of Rwanda’s southern country side, the national museum in Butare and Nyanza palace. The tour starts and Ends in Rwanda.
Day 1: Pick-Up and Transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park
As you arrive at Kigali International Airport, our expert guide will warmly welcome you to the wonderland of Rwanda, have a brief interaction as the guide tells you all that will transpire in the 3 days Lowland Gorilla Trekking tour.
Embark on a journey to Cyangugu boarder, south –west of Rwanda, traversing the magnificent landscapes of southern Rwanda before having a stopover at the historical Nyanza royal palace known as Rukaari, home to king Musinga and his successor Rudahigwa for an extra ordinary cultural experience. Proceed to Butare town for lunch and visit Rwanda national museum, the biggest museum in East Africa which offers more on heritage experiences.
Continue to Bukavu – Eastern Congo’s largest city, to prepare for that ultimate lowland Gorilla trekking experience the next day. On arrival, refresh, have dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tracking Lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park
After morning breakfast, the driver guide will set off with you to the Kahuzi – Biega Park headquarters, home to some of the surviving lowland gorillas. Take a pre-trek briefing, and off you enter the forests. Depending on your hiking pace, fitness level and location of the primates, lowland gorilla trekking can last for up to 5 hours with one-hour allowance left for you to observe, study and freely interact with these creatures. The whole experience is very dramatic and undertaking it is unregrettable.
After that unforgettable experience, have picnic lunch and go ahead for a nature walk to explore the less known Tshibati waterfalls, a quite tiresome journey on unpaved road, but marked with stunning sceneries.
Day 3: Return to Kigali
On this last day, you should have had the best of your time in Democratic Republic of Congo; it is time to return to Kigali international airport for departure flight after having a delicious breakfast. Check out of the lodge and join your driver guide who will drive you back to Kigali international airport, following a route with stunning views of the hills and the wonderful plantations.
End of Tour.