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6 Days Mountain & Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari in Congo

This 6 Days Mountain & Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari in Congo is excellent to encounter where you will explore while discovering the real African primates. During this tour, you have an opportunity to visit two species of eastern gorillas – the Eastern lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas in two different destinations.

You will also take a short Kigali city tour where you will visit cultural and historical sites like the Kigali genocide memorial center, local markets like Kimironko and so much more. See detailed itinerary for this 6 Days Mountain & Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari in Congo below.

Detailed Mountain Gorillas & Lowland Gorillas Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kigali

Arrive at Kigali International Airport and the driver guide will help you to carry the luggage into the vehicle and straight away head to your booked hotel in Kigali. Kigali is known for its cleanliness and beautiful landscape back dropped by the towering Mount. Kigali. In case you arrive early, there will be an option of taking a city tour where you will be able to explore both cultural and historical attractions.

Day 2: Short city tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Take a short tour while exploring the city of Kigali in central Rwanda. Here you will explore places like the local markets, Kigali genocide memorial center, former presidential Palace museum and many more. After you will head to Volcanoes national park one of the great national parks located in the Virunga massif, popular with immense population of mountain gorillas.

Cross the border of Rwanda and D.R. Congo and this will be another experience where you will be able to undergo a process of acquiring a visa in case you don’t have one. Arrive at the lodge in the evening and start preparing for your next day’s adventure.

Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking

Head out to the park headquarters after breakfast to catch up with an unforgettable experience of gorilla trekking that starts immediately after a briefing session. You will then go through the guidelines to follow while in the forest to avoid getting harm from or causing harm to these gentle giants. Spend an hour while in their presence.

The overall experience can last for 2 to 6 hours while in the forest and this will depend on the location of a mountain gorilla family. Descend back to the starting point, after the experience and drive to the lodge for lunch, leisure and dinner.

Day 4: Transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Take breakfast at the lodge in Volcanoes national park and after transfer to Kahuzi-Biega national park in D.R. Congo. The journey may last about 7 hours of drive. Have rewarding views of the enroute greenery landscape, beautiful hills and the beautiful homesteads of the local people. Arrive and check in at the accommodation booked.

Day 5: Lowland gorilla trekking adventure

Head to the park office where you will meet other trekkers and the guide ranger for briefing and this is the starting point. While carrying out this briefing exercise, you will be told different do’s and don’ts to adhere to and among others include; rules and regulations to follow while in the forest and this will offer you an opportunity to be safe for both you and the wildlife, and cross checking your gorilla trekking permits.

Thereafter, start a search with the help of a ranger guide, who is well-armed and you will be off to the lowland slopes of both Mount. Kahuzi and Biega where these magical gorillas live. The experience will last for about 4 to 5 hours and one hour will be granted while in their presence to take photos, videos and so much more.

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali city

Take your last breakfast for this safari and the guide will drive you to Rwanda crossing the border. On the way, lunch enroute will be served accompanied with beautiful views of Rwanda’s rolling hills and lush Nyungwe forest in southern region. Arrive and be dropped at Kigali International Airport to mark the end of your 6 days mountain and lowland gorilla tour.

End of 6 Days Mountain & Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari in Congo.


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