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3-Day Lowland Gorilla Trekking – DR Congo from Burundi

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3-Day Lowland Gorilla Trekking – DR Congo from Burundi

Participating in a 3-Day Lowland Gorilla Trekking expedition from Burundi to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is an exciting and unique adventure.

Highlights:

Day 1: Bujumbura – Cyangungu

Day 2: Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 3: Rizizi – Bujumbura

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Bujumbura – Cyangungu

Following an early morning breakfast, your driver-guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel or residence in Bujumbura. Once you’ve received a comprehensive safari briefing, you will commence your expedition towards the Bugarama border with Rwanda. Upon reaching the lodge, you’ll be assisted with the check-in process, allowing you to rejuvenate and unwind in your rooms before your exciting gorilla adventure unfolds.

Main Destination:

Rusizi (Town, Rwanda)

Accommodation:

Emeraude Kivu Resort

  • Mid-range resort located in or near Rusizi

Meals & Drinks:

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2: Kahuzi Biega National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you’ll proceed to cross the border at Ruzizi, entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Your journey will lead you to the Tshivanga Kahuzi-Biega National Park headquarters. This park, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts a rich variety of flora and fauna within its tropical forest expanse. The park’s remarkable landscape is dominated by the presence of two breathtaking extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega.

Within this environment, you’ll find one of the few remaining populations of Eastern lowland gorillas, totaling approximately 7,000 individuals. These gorillas inhabit altitudes ranging from 2100 to 2400 meters above sea level. Their ebony fur distinguishes them, while the males develop striking silver backs as they mature. Assisted by skilled rangers and trackers, you’ll have the opportunity to approach these rare primates. Although the trek might extend over several hours, encountering these creatures in their natural habitat stands as an awe-inspiring and unparalleled experience.

After the trek you will transfer back to the lodge.

Main Destination:

Kahuzi Biega National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

Emeraude Kivu Resort

  • Mid-range resort located in or near Rusizi

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Rizizi – Bujumbura

After a relaxed morning breakfast, we will commence our voyage through Rwanda, continuing onward to Bujumbura, Burundi. This signifies the conclusion of your gorilla trekking adventure.

Main Destination:

Bujumbura (City, Burundi)

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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