This 3 Day Lowland Gorilla trek in Congo’s Kauzi-biege national park will bring you close to the mighty low land gorillas. These are what you will find in Zoo’s because mountain gorillas do not survive for long in captivity. The hike is generally manageable as the forest is not steep compared to the mountain gorillas who prefer a naturally steep habitat.
- Low Land gorillas
Day 1: Kigali – Transfer to DR Congo Bukavu
Today after an early morning flight or breakfast at hotel, your driver guide will transfer you to the Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover at either the Kings palace or Ethnographic museum in Huye. After lunch, continue the trip to Bukavu via Cyangugu border on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Journey time – 7 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
Midrange – Orchid Hotel
Budget – Hotel Horizon
Day 2: Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National park – DR Congo
Your driver guide will pick you up from the hotel early after your breakfast. Your first stop is the park headquarters for briefing before you can start the trek in search of the lowland gorillas. This experience takes anything from 1 hour to 4 hours depending on their location. The lowland gorillas generally live in bigger families compared to the mountain gorillas which is a spectacular sight for anyone visiting. You have an opportunity of visiting the waterfalls depending on how you feel after which you return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
In the morning, you will drive back to Kigali reaching in the evening for departure.
- Ground transport
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Full board accommodation
- Service of a driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide