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RWANDA/DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Congo

Overview

Regular Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Kigali

  • Day 2

    Kigali – Bukavu

  • Day 3

    Kahuzi Biega National Park

  • Day 4

    Nyungwe – Kigali

Regular Itinerary

Day 1

Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to Flame Tree Village Hotel (Supplement for Hotel Des Mille Collines) for the overnight.

Lodging

Bed & Breakfast options available.

Day 2

Kigali – Bukavu

After breakfast, we set off for south-western Rwanda on the shores of Lake Kivu.

You’ll have a lunch stop-over en route at a restaurant. Alternative stop-overs can also be made in Butare and other panoramic sites. We arrive near Cyangugu on the Rwanda-Congo border late in the afternoon.

You'll have dinner and overnight at Lodge Coco.

Lodging

Full Board options available.

Places

  • Lake Kivu
  • Butare
  • Cyangugu

Day 3

Kahuzi Biega National Park

Following an early breakfast, we drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for the eastern low-land gorilla trekking.

The park is approximately 600 sq Km and is where gorilla tourism was first initiated in the 70s. There are presently three habituated families of gorilla. This trekking gives you an authentic experience of the Congo jungle.

You’ll need to carry a packed lunch from the hotel as well as come equipped with trekking gear.

In the afternoon, we’ll drive back to Bukavu and proceed to Rwanda for overnight and have dinner at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (c) or alternative budget accommodation (e).

Lodging

Full Board options available.

Places

  • Kahuzi Biega National Park
  • Bukavu

Activities

Day 4

Nyungwe – Kigali

After breakfast, we head back to Kigali and have lunch en route. Along the way, we make a stop-over in Nyanza that was previously the political capital and houses the antique Royal palace. Entirely renovated, it houses the royal regalia of the Mwami, the king.

Upon arrival in Kigali, transfer to Kigali International Airport for you international flight connection.

Lodging

Half Board options available.

Places

  • Nyanza

Activities