The first day of the tour is dedicated to the transfer to Bukavu, the departure time is flexible depending on your availability, however we need to cross the Congolese border before 6:00pm. Kigali-DRC border is a 6 hours drive maximum so we need to leave Kigali in the morning before noon. Hotel or airport pick-up (as well as drop-off) are available and included in the price.
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to Cyangugu boarder. Welcoming with our staff at the border. Firstly, assisted to clear with formalities. Secondly, crossing the border and check in at your hotel. Therefore, if you arrive early, you can take an optional tour of Bukavu city. Places to visit include the cathedral, the big brewery (Bralima), the markets, the hydroelectric center, the famous Panzi hospital, amongst other places of interest.
After breakfast at your hotel, it is time to head to the Tshivanga Station where starts the gorillas’ trecking in Kahuzi Biega National park. You’ll receive a short briefing about the lowland gorilla tracking. Following the briefing, you begin your journey along narrow jungle paths to meet the gorillas. The length of this hike depends on the location of the gorillas. Some days they can be 20-40 minute walk from the road into the Forest, other days it can take over an hour of walking to reach the Lowland gorillas as they are always on the move for the search of food.
After tracking, you can go for an optional nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, or visit the research Centre or a pygmy village that is on the outskirts of the park. However, you can also go and see orphaned primates, different kinds of baboons, monkeys and snakes found in Lwiro sanctuary. After this lifetime experience, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven back to Rwanda- Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. You will arrive in Kigali late in the afternoon. After that, be transferred to Kigali International Airport for departure.
Situated in Bukavu, Horizon Hotel Bukavu offers free WiFi. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Horizon Hotel Bukavu provides some units that include a balcony, and the rooms have a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. All rooms are equipped with a seating area. A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. There is an in-house bar and guests can also make use of the business area.
Set in Bukavu, Elizabeth Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. The property features a fitness centre, as well as a bar. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a hot tub, free toiletries and a desk. Each room includes a private bathroom with a bath. All guest rooms at the hotel feature air conditioning and a wardrobe. An American breakfast is available each morning at the property. There is an on-site restaurant, which serves Asian, seafood and European cuisine. Elizabeth Hotel offers a business centre for guest use. Official website.
3 days / 2 nights
|Tour type||Group tour|
|Your group size||Min 2, max 4|
|Duration||3 days / 2 nights|
Gorilla permit, Round-trip airport taxi transfer, Drinking water, All transportation, Accommodation, A professional driver/guide
International/domestic flights, Visa, Meals and drinks, Optional tours (city tour, Tshibati waterfalls, Lwiro sanctuary), Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.), Tips, Other expenses