These 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla tours start and end in Kigali/Rwanda. Kahuzi Biega National Park is home to species of lowland Gorillas which are different from the mountainous ones found in Virunga National Park. Both lowland and mountain gorillas are endangered.
Day 1: Kigali-Bukavu
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to Cyangugu boarder. Welcoming with our staff at the border. Firstly, assisted to clear with formalities. Secondly, crossing the border and check in at your hotel. Therefore, if you arrive early, you can take an optional tour of Bukavu city. Places to visit include the cathedral, the big brewery (Bralima), the markets, the hydroelectric center, the famous Panzi hospital, amongst other places of interest.
Day 2: Lowland Gorrilas treks
After breakfast at your hotel, it is time to head to the Tshivanga Station where starts the gorillas’ trecking in Kahuzi Biega National park. You’ll receive a short briefing about the lowland gorilla tracking. Following the briefing, you begin your journey along narrow jungle paths to meet the gorillas. The length of this hike depends on the location of the gorillas. Some days they can be 20-40 minute walk from the road into the Forest, other days it can take over an hour of walking to reach the Lowland gorillas as they are always on the move for the search of food.
After tracking, you can go for an optional nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, or visit the research Centre or a pygmy village that is on the outskirts of the park. However, you can also go and see orphaned primates, different kinds of baboons, monkeys and snakes found in Lwiro sanctuary. After this lifetime experience, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven back to Rwanda- Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. You will arrive in Kigali late in the afternoon. After that, be transferred to Kigali International Airport for departure.
Roundtrip airport taxi transfer
A professional driver/guide
Visa (After buying the Gorilla permit, we will start your visa process. It can take maximum 5days, minimum 3days. And you’ll pay 100$ US visa fees at the border before entering the DRC. This is a special agreement between the park and the Ministry of internal affairs).