Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Visit Kahuzi Biega national park for lowland gorilla safaris and tours in the Democratic republic of Congo and also take a full day at the Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary with the orphaned chimpanzees.
Lowland gorillas can be found in a number of countries in West Africa like Niger, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and the republic of Congo as well. The lowland gorillas of the Democratic republic of Congo can be visited in the Kahuzi Biega national park.
Kahuzi Biega national park is located in Bukavu town which is in the south part of the Democratic republic of Congo and is a home to a few of the lowland gorillas of the world. You can access this park via the Rusizi border of Rwanda- DR Congo. There is an estimated population of about 100,000 lowland gorillas left in the world that is why they are considered endangered species.
Wake up very early and have a simple breakfast at your hotel and head out to the Kahuzi Biega national park for the morning brief before any activity. The ranger guides will give a few guidelines on what to expect and what is the accepted code of conduct while in the forest. You will thereafter hire any things you may need like porters or walking sticks and head out into the forest.
You will hike for about 2 hours until you meet your gorilla family of the day. You will spend a magical 1 hour with them at a 6 meters distance and after exit the forest to connect back with your driver guide who will take you back to your hotel for a late lunch.
In the evening, you may take a guided community visit and get back to the hotel in time for dinner and a night.