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3 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking

3 Days with 2 nights lowland gorilla tour take you to Kahuzi-Biega national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will trek one of the mighty giants of the forest; the lowland gorillas. Unlike the mountain gorillas, lowland gorillas are not endangered anymore, with their numbers now grown to 7000 in the entire world; however trekking them also gives an authentic African forest experience that cannot easily be found anywhere else.

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– Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Bukavu
– Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National park
– Day 3: Departure

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Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Bukavu.
Having arrived at the airport, or had breakfast at a hotel, one of our experienced and professional guides will pick you up and transfer you to Bukavu in DR Congo. Probably have a stopover at either the King’s palace or the Ethnographic museum in Huye. After lunch, then continue to Bukavu via Cyangugu border located on the shores of Lake Kivu as it is the nearest town to Kahuzi-Biega national park.
Luxury: Orchid’s Hotel
Midrange / Budget: Hotel Horizon

Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
Have a palatable breakfast at the lodge, then drive to the park headquarters for a simple briefing about the eastern lowland gorilla trekking. Learn about the dos and don’ts while on the trek and with the gorillas.
Start the fascinating experience of hunting for the eastern lowland gorillas in the great valleys of Kahuzi-Biega, encountering with different mammal species, birds and several primates. Trekking these gorillas usually takes about 1-6 hours’ experience of the forest depending on the movements of these apes.

On meeting the group. Watch them interact with each other, take as many photos and short videos as you want provided the camera doesn’t have a camera. Having spent the one magical hour with these mighty apes, then go back to the park offices to drive back to the lodge.
In the evening you have an option of a town walk in Bukavu or take a further stroll to explore the local Congolese communities in the neighborhood.
Luxury: Orchid’s Hotel
Midrange / Budget: Hotel Horizon

Day 3: Departure.
In the morning, have breakfast and check out of the lodge. Transfer back to Kigali, either to catch up with the flight back home, or to the hotel of your choice.
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  • Flight tickets
  • Gorilla permit
  • 4WD Vehicle
  • Fuel
  • Community walks and any other activity as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation and all meals.
  • Guiding fees
  • Drinking water


  • Any other activity not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks other than water
  • Souvenirs and other shopping
  • Visas and air tickets


Created by: Shafiq Topkins