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4-Day Dr Congo Lowland Gorilla Tracking Thru Kgl Rwanda

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4-Day Dr Congo Lowland Gorilla Tracking Thru Kgl Rwanda

4-Day Dr Congo Lowland Gorilla Tracking, Fly to/out from Kgl Int Airport, Rwanda for a trip to Eastern Dr. Congo to go Lowland Gorilla Tracking at Kahuzi Biega National Park. These gorilla subspecies are closest relatives to humans. There’s no amazing wildlife experience than sitting within a group of gorillas. You head off in small parties to one of the known gorilla groups, where the animals are used to the presence of humans. Typically most will just continue their natural interactions, whilst some might watch you with curiosity.

 Trip highlights

Lake Kivu

One of the African Great Lakes located along the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s known for its stunning beauty and economic significance to the region. Cyangugu, also spelled as Cyangungu, is a town located on the shores of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Here’s an overview of Lake Kivu and Cyangugu:

Lake Kivu:

Lake Kivu is one of the Great Lakes of Africa and is situated in the East African Rift Valley. It’s bordered by Rwanda to the east and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. The lake is known for its deep blue waters, picturesque landscapes, and unique geological characteristics.

Methane Gas:

Lake Kivu is notable for containing significant amounts of dissolved methane gas and carbon dioxide due to volcanic activity in the region. The gas accumulates at the lake’s bottom layers and poses potential hazards if not properly managed.

Economic Importance:

The methane gas reserves in Lake Kivu have the potential for energy production. Efforts have been made to extract and utilize this gas for electricity generation, benefiting the local population.

Cyangugu (Cyangungu):

Cyangugu is a town located in the western part of Rwanda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s situated on the shores of Lake Kivu and offers picturesque views of the lake and surrounding landscapes.

Tourism:

Cyangugu is a popular destination for tourists seeking to experience the beauty of Lake Kivu. Visitors can enjoy activities such as lakeside walks, boat rides, and relaxation by the water.

Peaceful Atmosphere:

Like much of Rwanda, Cyangugu is known for its peaceful and safe environment, making it an attractive destination for travelers looking to explore in tranquility.

Scenic Views:

The town offers stunning vistas of Lake Kivu, and visitors can enjoy the serene ambiance while taking in the natural beauty of the area.

Access:

Cyangugu can be reached by road from other parts of Rwanda. It’s approximately a 6-7 hour drive from Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali.

Cross-Border Location:

Due to its proximity to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cyangugu also offers opportunities for cross-border interactions.

Local Culture:

Visitors can engage with the local community to learn about Rwandan culture, traditions, and daily life.

Both Lake Kivu and Cyangugu offer a peaceful and picturesque setting for travelers seeking natural beauty and relaxation. Whether you’re interested in exploring the lake, enjoying outdoor activities, or learning about local culture, these destinations provide a unique experience in Rwanda’s scenic landscapes.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:Kigali, Rwanda transfer to Lake Kivu Cyangungu

After an early morning breakfast at your residence or at your hotel, your guide will meet you and do the 4-Day Dr Congo Lowland Gorilla Tracking introduction shortly after the briefing start the journey and drive through the west of Rwanda besides Lake Kivu rusizi border town on the shores of Lake kivu. Overnight at Emeraude Kivu Resort.

Main Destination:
Rusizi (Town, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Emeraude Kivu Resort

  • Mid-range resort located in or near Rusizi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2:Cyangugu – Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking kahuzi Biega National Park, DR Congo – Cyangungu

Kahuzi-Biega National Park is 45kms from Rusizi, Rwanda and is about 2 – 3 hours apart including the border clearance

After an early morning breakfast, we shall drive to Tshivanga headquator ahead of our Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking arriving in time to join the senior ranger guide who will take us thru the Trekking Briefing and after the Trekking experience we shall return back to rusizi Rwanda.

It’s nesco World Heritage site. A vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega, the park has a diverse and abundant fauna. Some of the last groups of eastern lowland gorillas consisting of only some about 5000 individuals, live here at between 2100 and 2400 m above the sea level. They have black coats, and the males develop silver backs as they mature. With the help of a ranger and trackers, we approach this rare primate. The walk can take several hours, but coming across the group in its particular habitat is an inspiring moment.

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:Chimpanzee trekking Cyamudondo Forest, Nyungwe National Park

After an early morning breakfast we will embark on the journey to Chamudongo Forest in Nyungwe Forest National Park, on arrival we will be led by a team of senior rangers to the rain forest in search of our closest cousin. There’s always no assurance of finding them but on luck day they can easily be found as they can be located by the vocalization. Once you find, you will only spend an hour with them and in the afternoon if time allows go for canopy walk Nyungwe National Park.

Main Destination:
Nyungwe National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Kitabi Eco Center

  • Budget lodge located just outside Nyungwe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4:Nyungwe Forest National Park transfer to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, embark on the journey to Kigali, you will stopover at murambi Genocide memorial to your last respect for victms of 1994 Rwanda Genocide and then stopover at Butare National museum and Nyanza Palace to learn about Rwanda traditional culture compared to mordan day. In Kigali your driver guide will drop you at your preferred destination. Thus the end of 4-Day Dr Congo Lowland Gorilla Tracking.

Main Destination:
Kigali
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Price Includes

Park fees (For non-residents)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals

Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Price Excludes

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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