3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Trekking Tour

This 3 days lowland gorilla adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a short primate adventure which takes you to the most popular and incredible Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Congo’s Bukavu province to catch a glimpse at the unique lowland gorillas and also explore in depth their behavior. These remarkable primates are also called the Eastern lowland gorillas a gorilla species which is equally endangered and mainly lives within the thick forests in Central Africa. Your 3 days lowland gorilla tour begins and stops in Kigali capital city in Rwanda which comes with amazing sights of the Rwanda country side, Butare museum and Nyanza palace to supplement your experiences with the lowland gorillas.

Safari highlights

Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Bukavu

Day 2: Lowland gorilla tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Bukavu

Early in the morning after your breakfast in your respective lodge or hotel in Kigali, you will be picked by one of our experienced driver guides ready to set off to Cyangugu south of Rwanda. You will be driven via magnificent landscapes of southern Rwanda where you will have a stopover at Nyanza to explore the royal palace called Rukaari, a home to the king Musinga and his successor Rudahigwa for an intense cultural experience, and another incredible stopover at Butare town for lunch and visit the Rwanda national museum which is famous as one of the biggest museums in East Africa which offers more on heritage experiences. After, you will set off to Cyangugu crossing to Bukavu Congo for dinner and night stay at Hotel Horizon (budget), Orchid Safari Lodge (midrange).

Day 2: Lowland gorilla tracking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Following breakfast, you will set off for what you have been waiting for-lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park – Congo. This primate adventure is dramatic and offers opportunity for visitors to learn the behavior of the lowland gorillas in depth in addition to the mountain gorillas. You will spend approximately one to four hours depending on where these primates are located and your hiking speed and only one hour is given to you to strike your imaginations with these unique creatures in the wild. After, you will embark on a nature walk around the park as you explore the Tshibati waterfall which offers the most stunning sceneries or alternatively, visit Bukavu and the Mbayo tea estates. After, you will return to your respective lodge where you will have a night stay at Hotel Horizon (budget) and Orchid Safari Lodge (midrange).

Day 3: Return to Kigali

You will have breakfast in your respective lodge and after, set off to Kigali Rwanda and this will mark the end of your 3 days lowland gorilla trekking safari in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Safari inclusions

  • Gorilla permit
  • Nature walks
  • Visit to Kings palace
  • Full board accommodation for 2 days and meals
  • Bottle of water
  • Transport
  • Professional driver
  • Park entrance fees

Safari exclusions

  • Visas
  • Laundry services
  • General tips for guides, drivers, waiters
  • Other beverages
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Optional activity fees