KAHUZI BIEGA NATIONAL PARK
The park is located in west of Bukavu town ( South – Kivu Province, East of DRCongo), the region has lake-kivu as boundary with Rwanda, Kahuzi Biega is 40 km driving from Bukavu border post ( Rusizi), 7.5 km ( 4.6 miles) corridor width joins the mountainous and lowland space which is largely spread and home of low land Gorillas. Kahuzi Biega National Park also limited by two sleeping volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega.
4 Days Kahuzi Biega Lowland Gorilla Trekking
Gorillas trekking safari plan.
The lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega are also endangered primate like those cousins of Virunga National Park living in volcano mountains, these amazing primates have been recently the prey of poachers from surrounding native people settled there for decades and some army groups raised from conflict in the region, as you will observe comparing with the mountain gorillas, you realize that the lowland gorillas are giant ( male silverback) and also their female looks giantess than the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park.
Trip ItinerariesRwanda to Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Day 1. Arrival in Kigali (Rwanda)
As soon as you arrive at Kanombe (Kigali Airport), we will pick you up and get transferred to your hotel, after your breakfast, you can probably take an option of Kigali city tour then after overnight to your hotel. Day 2. Trip from Kigali to Bukavu ( D.R.Congo) Our driver guide will take you to your hotel early in the morning after your breakfast at least 08:00 am and drive southward to Rusizi ( Cyangungu) via Nyanza ( Rukari for the King’s palace visit ), National Museum of Rwanda, genocide memorial sites and then have a lunch, few minutes after the trip goes on by passing through Nyungwe rainforest and then meet an impressive stunning view of Lake-Kivu downward Rusizi border, lunch time and overnight in Bukavu for the next day.
Day 3. Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega ( D.R.Congo)
The driving distance from Bukavu to the park is normally 40 km, around 60 to 80 minutes, so early in the morning after a breakfast, you will be on the way and have the only moment of tracking the rare and amazing primate in the world, the trek takes 1 up to 3 or 4 hours depending on where the gorillas have spent their previous night, spend an unforgettable time with the Lowland gorillas will let you speechless, then after trek as still have time, there are few activities proposal within the park that you can also do like: visiting the Tshibala waterfalls, go viewing the park nature in it natural state and moreover the tea plantation at Mbayo and get in touch with the traditional house hold in the area, little after it will be a time of going back to your hotel have a dinner then have a smooth overnight stay for the next day.
Day 4. Drive back to Kigali
To catch your flight, you will be driven to Kigali after taking a breakfast early in the morning and then you will have done an unforgettable trip in the region.
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