4 days Lowland double trekking offers a remarkable opportunity for you to get up close and personal with Eastern Lowland gorillas in the wild twice- translating to maximum of 2 hours of magical encounter. Visiting lowland gorillas in the wild is an experience of a lifetime, and we have you sorted with this expertly designed package. You will be visiting Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Eastern Congo the only location where Eastern Lowland gorillas are trekked.
Presence of lowland gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega N/Park, Maiko N/Park and other protected areas makes Congo safaris special. The Eastern lowland gorillas/Grauer’s gorillas as part of the Eastern gorilla species and this gorilla species also includes mountain gorillas. At Kahuzi-Biega Park, a 6000sq.km protected area, there are many groups but only 5 have been set for trekking and you will visit two of them as per your 4 days lowland double trekking tour.
Tour itinerary details
Day 1: Kigali- Bukavu
Meet your driver guide for a warm welcome and briefing about your 4 days lowland double trekking. Your trip today includes border crossing to Congo, and you will drive from Kigali to Butare where a stopover where you will visit the Ethnographic Museum, King’s palace in Rwanda. After, have lunch and continue to cross the border to Congo to check in at your accommodation.
Day 2: 1st Kahuzi-Biega Park lowland trekking
After breakfast, transfer to Kahuzi-Biega Park offices for briefing on lowland gorilla trekking rules and to be allocated to your first gorilla family. You will be visiting one of the park’s 5 habituated groups including Mugaruka, Bonnani and maximum of 1 hour is guaranteed for a close encounter upon locating the lowland gorillas. Return to the lodge and relax, if you are fit, take a walk to Tshibati falls later in the afternoon/evening.
Day 3: 2nd lowland trekking -Kahuzi-Biega
Briefing at Kahuzi-Biega N/Park, and this will be done early in the morning. At 8:00am, start your second lowland trekking adventure, and you will be visiting the different group or same lowland gorilla family.
Day 4: Kahuzi-Biega -Kigali (Rwanda)
A tasty cup of tea/coffee, after, leave your safari lodges or hotel in Congo. Drive back to Kigali capital afterwards with some packed lunch to be enjoyed en-route. Early arrival in Kigali city -go tour Kigali genocide site, local markets (if time allows) and be transferred to the pre-booked hotel or Kigali International Airport (KGL) for departure back home/to the next destination.
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