Overview of the 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
The 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk is one of the best Rwanda and Congo safaris with a tour to both countries. During this safari you will have the chance for a Congo gorilla trekking safari and a Rwanda wildlife safari in just 5 days.
Kahuzi Biega national park is the only home to lowland gorillas in Congo living within their natural habitat. The park is unquestionably a hidden gem for tourists who would love to trek gorillas in a low land. It’s easier to trek the lowland gorillas rather than hiking to the Virunga massif parks of either Virunga national park in Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.
Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda is where you can trek our closest relatives-the chimpanzees and after do a canopy walk. Walking 50m above the ground for 200meters is a breathtaking experience you cannot compare to any other canopy experience.
Highlights of the 5 days kahuzi Biega Congo lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
Day 1: Your driver guide will pick you up from Kigali and then transfer to Bukavu in Congo.
Day 2: After a night in Bukavu, you will go for lowland gorilla trekking in kahuzi Biega national park.
Day 3: You will be driven back to Rwanda from Congo.
Day 4: You will do chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park Rwanda.
Day 5: Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.
5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk detailed itinerary
Day 1 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
After meeting and greeting with your professional guide in Kigali you will be driven to Bukavu in Congo. Driving through the beautiful Rwandan side landscape offers great views as you go to Bukavu in Congo where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
Your driver guide will ensure you are at the park headquarters by 8:00am to start your gorilla trekking tour Congo experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am by the park rangers before you get into the jungle for the trek that will last about 2-5 hours and only 1 hour in the presence of the largest giants on planet earth. On your gorilla trekking safari Congo to Kahuzi Biega national park, you will trek one of the 9 gorilla families in the park. The habituated gorilla family has 36 family members inclusive of 4 sets of twins, this is a rare kind of gorilla family you can ever encounter on a gorilla trek.
Day 3 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful landscapes and cross back to Rwanda where you will have an overnight in your preferred lodging facility close to Nyungwe forest national park.
Day 4 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
After breakfast, you will go to Nyungwe forest national park for morning chimpanzee trekking. During this chimp trek, you will have a chance to enjoy a great nature walk, sight several bird species, and come across several primate species. Chimpanzee trekking will last about 2-4 hours where after you return to your lodging facility for refreshment and lunch. In the evening, you will do an evening canopy walk starting from the Uwinka tourist reception center at the park headquarters. After about 2 hours of touring the forest canopy, you will return to your accommodation for an overnight.
Day 5 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk
On the last day of your safari, you will have a relaxed breakfast then be driven to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. Alternatively, you can decide to first do a Kigali city tour before return to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.
When you need to plan a 5 days gorilla safari, you can ably plan a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or gorilla trekking tour in Uganda to Mgahinga gorilla national park. It can either be a Congo gorilla trekking tour to Virunga national park because these are the best places for gorilla trekking in Africa.
Gorilla trekking is one of the best safari activity in Africa and when you customize it with any other activity then it becomes memorable.