The Eastern Lowland Gorillas trekking and Idjwi Island exploration is a set of activity that fully immerses you into south Kivu ecosystem and people’s life. Why should you explore this side of Congo? Recently listed as one of the Top100 sustainable destinations, the Kahuzi Biega National Park is the last refuge and the last place where live the eastern lowland gorillas actually evaluated at a population of 125 distributed into 12 families with only 4 habituated for trekking. Further, a number of other animal species also live in the park. This include, but not limited to, chimpanzees, owl-faced monkeys, Cercopithecoidea, colobines, bush elephants, bush buffalos, hippopotamus, giant forest hog, birds, etc. Outside of The Mount Kahuzi Hikking, Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Center visit, this tour includes a day tour to the incredible but forgotten Idjwi Island and Goma city tour as well, all in 6 nights and 7 days.
Bukavu, which is the starting point, is located 6 to 7 hours from Kigali. The easy way to have Congo Visa is through a Booking of one of ICCN activities in North Kivu or South Kivu. This will cost you 105 USD (7 days). But also, should you need a long visa, we can still arrange you an invitation letter.
What makes us different, is how we organize it. These 7 days eastern lowland Gorillas and Idjwi island visit offer you a trip over your expectation. Outside of Gorilla trekking and mount Kahuzi hiking, we immerse you into local life to make your trip more a learning and participative experience. In addition, when booking this package, you have advantage of benefiting from Goma City Tour and Bukavu City Tour.
Day 1: Arrival, Pick Up (Kigali or Congo Border), and transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Day 2: LowLand Gorillas Trekking and Habituation
Day 3: Mount Kahuzi Hiking
Day 4: Lwiro Primate rehabilitation Center & Lwiro waterfalls visit, and Nature walk
Day 5: Return to Bukavu and Transfer to Idjwi Island in the afternoon. (A short city tour possible)
Day 6: Tour to the forgotten African Island: Idjwi
Day 7: Transfer to Goma: 4 hours City Tour, Transfer to Gisenyi/Kigali, End of service
Regarding the accommodation, tents are provided for campers within the park. However, budget, midrange and luxury accommodation can be found about 50kms away from the park.
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