This Rwanda lowland gorilla and chimp tracking safari lasts four days and begins and concludes in Kigali, Rwanda. It leads you to Nyungwe National Park for chimp tracking, then to Kahuzi-Biega in the Democratic Republic of the Congo across the Cyangugu border for Lowland gorilla tracking. In addition, there will be community exploration near Kahuzi-Biega National Park and stops at Rwandan cultural places and .Rwanda lowland gorilla It leads you to Nyungwe National Park for chimp tracking.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park is one of Africa’s remaining unspoilt and uncrowded national parks, providing a genuine sense of being in the African wilderness. The DR Congo safari and trip at Kahuzi-Biega National Park is really rewarding; you will witness beautiful landscapes, animals, and flora

The Highlights of the Rwanda lowland gorilla Safari

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Lowland Gorilla tracking
  • Community exploration around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Scenic drives
  • Visits in historical and cultural sites in Kigali

Introduction to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo offers an unforgettable Rwanda lowland gorilla Trekking experience. The park has the largest population of eastern lowland gorillas and is the only place in Congo where tourists can track them in their natural habitat. To embark on the trek, visitors need to obtain a gorilla permit on Rwanda lowland gorilla, costing USD 400 per person. The trekking can take 4 to 6 hours or more, depending on the gorillas’ location in the forest. It’s a demanding and strenuous activity that requires visitors to be in their best physical and mental condition.

Detailed Rwanda lowland gorilla Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest Park through Ethnographic Museum

After breakfast, you will depart Kigali for Nyungwe Forest, stopping at the Huye ethnographic museum along the way. The ethnographic museum, which is also Rwanda’s national museum, displays historical and cultural aspects of Rwanda over time. It provides resources and information to help you learn about Rwanda’s rich history and cultural heritage. Following the museum visit, you will have lunch before heading on to Nyungwe Forest. The roads to Nyungwe after Huye are often winding, affording stunning views of the famous “thousand hills.” You’ll arrive at the hotel late in the evening for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Begin your day with an early breakfast before heading to Uwinka, the headquarters of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Upon arrival, the park’s head ranger will provide instructions and divide you into trekking groups of eight people each. The exciting chimpanzee trekking adventure in this stunning park starts early in the morning. Once briefed, you’ll embark on a thrilling 2- to 6-hour journey into the bush to search for these primates. Along the way, you may also spot other primate species such as the black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, golden monkey, and more. Once you find the chimps, you’ll have the opportunity to spend an hour with them in their natural habitat, observing how they feed and interact with each other. After this incredible chimpanzee encounter, you’ll head back to your lodging for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll leave Nyungwe National Park and travel to Kahuzi Biega National Park, located near Bukavu. You’ll cross the Cyangugu border into Congo and check into your lodge for some much-needed downtime, dinner, and an overnight stay. Your meal plan includes all meals.

Day 3: Lowland Gorilla tracking at Kahuzi-Biega National Park and community adventure

Start your day early with breakfast before heading to the park headquarters. Get briefed on tracking guidelines and the park’s history. You’ll be assigned to one of four gorilla groups and spend four hours tracking them. Observe them in their natural habitat for an hour before returning to the starting point for lunch. Later, explore local communities, waterfalls, town, tea estate, and nature walks. Stay overnight at the lodge with all meals included.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, you can begin your seven-hour journey back to Kigali by crossing the Cyangugu border. Along the way, you will make stops at the King’s Palace in Nyanza and the Butare National Museum as you travel through Nyungwe National Park. Your drop-off location will be determined by the timing of your return flight, which marks the conclusion of your. It leads you to Rwanda lowland gorilla safari adventure.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch