Murchison falls in Uganda

Murchison falls in Uganda

Mountain Rwenzori Uganda

Mountain Rwenzori Uganda

Okapi in Congo

Okapi in Congo

Elephants at Murchison falls national park Uganda

Elephants at Murchison falls national park Uganda

Gorilla Family in Rwanda

Gorilla Family in Rwanda

 

5 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

Overview of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

Your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike features 2 safari activities done within one country though starting and ending in a different country. Your Congo safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda yet all the activities of gorilla trekking and mount Nyiragongo hike are done in Congo within 2 different safari destinations.

Kahuzi-Biega is derived from the 2 dominant mountains that form the park namely Mont Kahuzi (3,308m) and Mont Biega (2,790m). The park has only 5 habituated gorilla families for gorilla trekking by tourists on Congo gorilla trekking tours. Kahuzi Biega national park is a natural habitat to the largest population of the Eastern Lowland gorillas situated near the southern shores of Lake Kivu.  The Eastern lowland gorillas are the largest of the living primates and of all the gorillas in the world.

Mount Nyiragongo in Congo is one of Africa’s recently active stratovolcanoes. Mount Nyiragongo lava lake has ever been known as the most voluminous lava lake. The mountain is about 3,470m high with two distinct lava benches one about 3,175m (10,417ft) and the other at 2,975m (9,760ft).  It’s a non-rivaled experience to hike this volcanic mountain on a Congo tour.

5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike tour highlights

Day 1: Your safari will start as soon as you arrive in Kigali international airport. You will be driven across the border to Congo in Bukavu.

Day 2: You will go for gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park.

Day 3: Your driver guide will transfer you to Goma

Day 4: You will spend the day hiking mount Nyiragongo and spend the night at the summit.

Day 5: Descend mount Nyiragongo and then your driver guide will transfer you back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

Day 1 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

On this first day of your safari in Congo, the safari will start from Kigali international airport in the neighboring Rwanda. Your professional driver guide will brief you about the safari upon arrival then start the drive to Bukavu in Congo. This is a long road trip southward to Cyangugu boarder to Bukavu where you will have dinner and an overnight at your prior booked accommodation facility.

Day 2 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

By 7:00am your driver guide will be ready to drive you to the park headquarters for your memorable Congo gorilla trekking safari experience. Gorilla trekking briefing starts at 8:00am by the park rangers where after you get into the jungle in a total of 8 trekkers and armed ranger guides for about 2-5 hours. After spending 1 hour having a great experience that you always imagined, you will return to the park headquarters where you will find your driver guide ready to return you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

 

Day 3 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

After this amazing Congo gorilla safari encounter, you will spend the day driving to Goma using a 4×4 safari land cruiser. You will arrive in the evening, relax and have an overnight.

Day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

 

Your driver guide will transfer you to Kibati which is the starting point for your hike. You will then start the hike at around 9:00am taking about 6-7 hours to reach the summit depending on your physical fitness. Nyiragongo is one of the most active volcanoes in the world with red lava lakes. You will spend the night on the summit cabins where a porter can help with the cooking and carrying luggage.

 

Day 5 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

On the last day of this amazing gorilla trekking safari in Congo, you will descend from the summit of mount Nyiragongo back to Kibati station. Your driver guide will be ready to transfer you to your lodging facility for a meal, refreshment and start the drive to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

Apart from trekking lowland gorillas you can also trek mountain gorillas in Virunga national park on Congo gorilla safaris. Within the Virunga massif, you can also trek gorillas on Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris in Volcanoes national park or during a Uganda gorilla safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Adjacent to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda is also Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the popular destination by tourists on gorilla trekking Uganda safari tours.

Trekking lowland Gorillas is very amazing because of how they live in bigger numbers than mountain gorillas, you won’t regret the effort.

 

5 Days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

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

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

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Overview of the 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

On your 4 days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park, you will have a chance to trek and glimpse at the eastern lowland gorillas of Congo. These 4 days safari to Congo takes you to the lower altitude park which hosts lowland gorillas adjacent to Virunga national park which is the priority for Congo gorilla safaris since it hosts the endangered mountain gorillas. Kigali international airport in Rwanda will be the airport for your arrival and departure flights.

Sitting in eastern Congo, Kahuzi Biega national park is at the western shores of Lake Kivu close to the border with Rwanda.  The park is the only home to lowland gorillas in Congo living within their natural habitat. The park is undeniably a hidden gem for those who would love to trek gorillas in a lowland 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.

On your gorilla trekking tour in 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 Congo safari.

4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park tour highlights

Day 1: Upon arrival in Kigali international airport, your professional driver guide will welcome you and drive you to your booked hotel or lodge in Rwanda.

Day 2: You will be driven by your driver guide from Kigali Rwanda to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Day 3: You will do lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park Congo.

Day 4: You will be driven by your professional driver guide to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 1 of your 4 days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

When you arrive at Kigali international airport in Rwanda, your driver guide will welcome you, brief you about your safari and drive you to your hotel or lodge in Rwanda. You will have dinner and an overnight as you relax at your prior booked hotel in Rwanda.

Day 2 of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast in the land of a thousand hills before you drive to Bukavu in Congo. You can do a Kigali city tour and visit the Gisozi genocide memorial center before going to Congo. Your driver guide will drive you to Congo via the Cyangugu boarder south west of Rwanda to Bukavu. This road trip features great scenic views along the Virunga massif where tourists for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris love to visit. Upon arrival at your prior booked hotel you will have dinner and relax.

Day 3 of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

4 days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

This is the best day for your gorilla safari in Congo since you will be heading to the jungle to find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am and your driver guide will ensure you are at the park headquarters before this time. Before going into the jungle, the park rangers will brief you about the gorilla trekking etiquette. With the park rangers, you will spend about 1-4 hours trekking the gorillas and after finally glimpsing at them, 1 hour can be spent watching how the gorillas amazingly interact like humans. The activity involves walking in the jungle and the park ranger guides will always be there to take care of your trekking needs. After the trek, you will meet your driver guide at the park headquarters who will drive you back to your hotel for relaxation and dinner.

Day 4 of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

After a hearty breakfast in Congo, you will embark on a drive back to Kigali international airport. Your driver guide will safely take you though your relaxed drive to the airport for departure.

End of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Gorilla trekking is one of the best safari activities in Africa and you can spend the same number of days on a Uganda gorilla safari or Gorilla safari Rwanda depending on your wish.

Trek gorillas today and have a different perspective of what is in the wild. Looking into the eyes of these gentle giants is a rare unique experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Overview of the 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

This 3 days lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park is a short exclusive primate safari which offers a chance to glimpse at the incredible eastern lowland gorillas in Congo. The safari starts and ends in Rwanda’s Kigali international airport which is the closest airport to the park with daily flights. Therefore your 3 days lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park offers you a chance to set foot in two different countries of Africa with Rwanda in East Africa and Congo in West Africa.

Kahuzi Biega National Park is the only home to the eastern lowland gorillas in Congo living in their natural habitat. Situated near the southern shores of Lake Kivu the park is home to nine (9) gorilla families that roam within the forest. Only one gorilla family is what you will trek on your Congo gorilla safari and it will probably be the biggest gorilla family you will ever encounter with 36 gorilla members in which are 4 sets of twins. You will gaze in amazement at the gorilla behavior, family life and social life though it will only last one hour.

3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park safari highlights

Day 1: Arrival to Kigali airport and transfer to Bukavu. Upon arrival in Kigali international airport Rwanda you will meet and greet with your professional safari guide who will drive you to Bukavu in Congo.

Day 2: You will do your lowland gorilla trekking activity at Kahuzi Biega national park.

Day 3: Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali where you do a Kigali city tour before being driven to the airport for departure.

Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 1 of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport in Rwanda, your driver guide will gladly welcome you and brief you about your safari. Your driver will start the drive to Bukavu in Congo with a Congo Visa secured at Goma. These 7 hours of a road trip are memorable with great views along the Virunga massif. You will have dinner and an overnight stay in Bukavu.

Day 2 of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

3 days lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Wake up to great breakfast in this new land early morning as your driver plans to drive you to the park headquarters for your gorilla trekking safari in Congo activity. You will have to wake up very early and embark on the journey to the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers who will take you through the park in search of the giant lowland gorillas. After trekking, your guide will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day 3 of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

After your last breakfast in West Africa your driver guide will drive you back to East Africa (Rwanda). Depending on the time you arrive in Kigali, you can take a short Kigali city tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial centre, shop some crafts have lunch and then drive back to Kigali international airport for departure.

End of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Days Congo gorilla safari-Kahuzi Biega National Park

Overview of the 2 Days Congo gorilla safari

The 2 days Congo gorilla safari is one of the fastest and affordable gorilla safaris in Congo that can be undertaken for lowland gorilla trekking. This safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda and any other close towns like Bukavu.

Kahuzi Biega national park is a natural habitat to the largest population of the Eastern Lowland gorillas situated near the southern shores of Lake Kivu.  The Eastern lowland gorillas are the largest of the living primates and of all the gorillas in the world. Along with the mountain gorillas in Virunga national park, Congo is the only country in the world that is blessed to be home to both the mountain and lowland gorillas.

Two out of the nine gorilla families in Kahuzi Biega national park are what tourists can trek on gorilla trekking tours in Congo since they are habituated. Chimanuka gorilla family has 36 gorilla members with 4 sets of twins which makes it easy to find the gorillas since the group is big.

Highlights of the 2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Day 1of the2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda and transfer to Congo.

Day 2 of the 2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park: Lowland gorilla trekking and return to Kigali.

Detailed 2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park itinerary

Day 1 of the2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Kigali international airport in Rwanda is the closest airport to Congo with daily flights and upon arrival here your safari guide will be waiting to welcome you and take you through the 2 days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park. The road offers unrivaled scenic beauty of the Virunga massif. At the border in Rusizi, you will acquire a DRC visa. Remember to have your yellow vaccination card with you. You will take a lakeside ride from Bukavu to Tchivanga which is the park headquarters. You can either spend an overnight in an accommodation facility close by or camp at the park headquarters. If your planning to camp, come with your camping gear or plan to rent from the park headquarters.

Day 2 of the 2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am and you will need to be there before that time for briefing. The rangers will take you to the park for trekking which could last about 2-5 hours. One hour is spent with the gorillas before you return for lunch and embark on a drive back to Kigali for departure back home or to your next destination. This is one of the most rewarding Congo gorilla trekking tour  with memorable experiences.

2 days Congo gorilla safari

Lowland gorilla trekking

End of 2 Days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

This is the easiest and affordable way of trekking lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park you can’t afford to miss.

 

 

 

 

 

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