3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking Tour

3 days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking Safari journeys is a 3 day lowland gorilla trekking safari in Kahuzi Biega National park to  trek the endangered Eastern lowland or  Grauer’s Gorilla in the Democratic Republic Of Congo


Kahuzi Biega National Park is 1 out of the 2 Eastern Lowland Gorilla  habitats in Democratic Republic of Congo. The remaining population is found  in Maiko National Park Congo. Congo has approximately 4800  of the world’s remaining Eastern Lowland Gorillas.  Kahuzi biega National Park has 4 Eastern Lowland Gorilla habituated groups, with 1 very nearby the office headquarters, while the two are found deeper into the forest or highlands, specifically during the dry season to look for food.

Eastern lowland Gorilla trekking usually takes about 1-4 hours, depending on how far the gorilla group may have moved from the previous location or it may depend on the pace of the trekkers. The 3 days Eastern lowland gorilla trekking  experience, always starts from Kigali Rwanda and Ends there. Alternatively, the eastern lowland gorilla trekking tour can  start from Kisoro Uganda. For travelers starting from Uganda,  will cross to Congo through Bunagana border,, yet those from  Rwanda cross to Democratic Republic of Congo through Kyangugu. There is an excellent security  during the safari in Kahuzi Biega National Park,  and there has been no cases involving  tourists, like it is with Virunga National Park.

Itinerary Highlight For The 3 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking

Day 1:  Transfer to Bukavu Congo

Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking in  Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 3: Drive Back To Kigali

Day By Day Itinerary For 3 days Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking  Tour.

Day 1: Transfer to Bukavu Congo

From Kigali International Airport, meet our expert driver guide, who will highlight the 3 days eastern lowland gorilla trekking itinerary. Thereafter, set off for a 6-7 hours drive  to Bukavu town, through Cyangugu border.

Enroute you will be amazed with the magnificent rolling hills of Rwanda, the beautiful forests along the way. While visitors from Uganda will cross through Bunagana border from Kisoro town.

Dinner and overnight rest at  Hotel Horizon(Luxury) or Orchid Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking at Kahuzi Biega national Park

Head to the park head quarters very early in the morning to register. Thereafter, you will be briefed about the rules and regulations for trekking gorillas, what to expect and how to behave when in their presence. You will then be assigned 1 out of 4 gorilla habituation groups to trek.

Eastern gorilla trekking may take between 1 to 4 hours, and upon finding them, expect to interact with them for 1 hour, so that you can take photos, and videos, as you watch them go about their daily activities.

Apart from the Eastern Gorillas, you might encounter other mammals, primates, bird species among  others.

Return for lunch at the hotel, then later embark on community visit, Kibati waterfalls, Bukavu town, Mbayo tea estate among others

Return for dinner in the hotel, followed by an overnight rest.

Day 3:  Depart for Kisoro or Kigali

After the break of dawn,  you will have breakfast, then set off for  Kigali. You will cross through changugu border, with enroute break stops at Nyanza palace, and the Butare Museum.

You will arrive in Kigali in the late afternoon.

End of Tour

The Tour price will include: –

A safari vehicle

The Congo Visa

A Private Driver/Guide


Gorilla tracking permits for Congo

Accommodation for 2 nights

Daily drinking water and meals

Tour of Kigali city


Cost of flights


Personal costs

Personal Insurance

The Tour includes: Ground transportation, Fuel, Gorilla tracking permits, 3-days accommodation including meals, bottled water time, service of an English driver/guide and related expenses. The tour cost also includes Park/Ranger Fees and Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle.


Tour Exclusions: Airfares, Visa Fees, Personal Insurance, drinks, telephone, laundry, cigars, tips, accommodation and meals not included in the itinerary. This tour doesn’t include accommodation before and after the tour but we can arrange it on request.