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3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking & Chimpanzee Safari

3 days lowland gorillas & Nyungwe chimps is a special primate tour package designed to suit your travel needs. It combines Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Congo and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda. Being a combined tour, it involves border crossing between two East-Central African states- Rwanda and D.R. Congo.

Highlights of the tour

Day 1: Transfer to Bukavu

After breakfast early in the morning at the comfort of your hotel in Kigali, start your road trip to Bukavu through Cyangugu border post. En-route, expected areas to tour include Butare national museum and proceed to Nyungwe Forest N/Park, a home to diverse primates in Rwanda including l’hoest monkeys, colobus, red tailed, vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, etc. enjoy view of vast tea plantation, the scenic Lake Kivu and then connect to Congo through Cyangugu border.

Day 2: Kahuzi-Biega gorillas

After breakfast, proceed to Kahuzi-Biega Park offices for briefing and to be assigned to park guide, lowland gorilla families. About 5 lowland gorilla groups have undergone full habituation in Kahuzi-Biega and they are ready for trekking including Nganwa, Mugaruka, Chimanuka, Mpungwe and Bonnani. Start your trek to explore the Eastern Lowland gorillas in the wild, and this is expected to go for 2-5 hours less/more. Take pictures, and after, return to the lodge check out then you will be transferred to Nyungwe Park in Rwanda.

Day 3: Nyungwe chimps & departure

A leisurely breakfast in the morning, after, transfer to Uwinka or Cyangugu reception for briefing about guidelines to be observed for chimpanzee tracking. Nyungwe Forest Park is endowed with 13 primate species, and today, your chimp trek will have you exposed to more than chimpanzees. There are also grey cheeked mangabeys, silver monkeys, Rwenzori colobus monkeys, owl faced monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, baboons etc, plus forest birds. A maximum of one hour will be guaranteed for you enjoy a close encounter, then your walk back to check out of the accommodation and depart for Kigali.

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