THIS TOUR PROVIDES THE QUICKEST AND CHEAPEST WAY TO SEE GORILLAS IN EAST AFRICA
We work directly with the Kahuzi Biega National Park Authority (kahuzibiega.wordpress.com) and ICCN to bring tourists and grant visas to incomers and provide secure transport and safari guides, and are a supplier and supporter of the KB and local lodges, staff, and conservation efforts, and supply about half of their operators too in the Congo with logistics and materials in the region. Our mission is literally to promote the park to you.
We can arrange everything from your before-and-after hotels to custom requests.
We have experience in many different situations in the region, in many different challenges and local circumstances, know all routes in and out and safety procedures, have guides and friends in the parks with deep education and experience in the wildlife and their movement, and have long standing contacts within the many different groups and cultures in the Kivus region. - Decades' worth.
Day 1: Arrival and Welcome, African Great Lakes and Islands Scenic Drive, Arrive at KB Park.
Welcome to your CTT Kahuzi Biega Gorilla Overnight Tour. Start from Bukavu today or on request we can start you in Goma across the lake and take you by boat, or Kigali Airport or City in Rwanda and we can take you the 3 hour drive to the frontier with the border where you will be granted a DRC Visa on arrival (we can also arrange it in advance at your home embassy to save time this day.)
Our next DRC-based representative picks you up in Goma or Bukavu, and you will take a lakeside ride from Bukavu to Tchivanga, the HQ of Kahuzi Biega park, and enter the park to set up your tent (or you can rent camping gear) while the staff prepare your dinner and campfire or evening lounge area.
Overnight at The Kahuzi Biega Park Campground.
Day 2: Kahuzi Biega National Park and Gorilla Tracking (Permit Included)
Enjoy the Park - Food is included
Early wake in Bukavu where you’ll get a full panoramic view of the volcanoes and valleys where the gorillas reside. Take an optional four hour trek through the rainforest to share what is sure to be a memorable moment with the lowland gorillas in their natural environment in the Kahuzi Biega National Park. This activity will take most of the rest of the day.
In the evening transfer back by 4x4 along the lakeside to any chosen location in Bukavu, or to the border with Rwanda. Onwards transport can be arranged on request.
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Notes and Optional Additions:
-You must bring your own tent and sleeping bags for this tour, or you may rent gear through us in Kigali/Bukavu.
-Camp food (organized by the rangers and park staff at KB) is included only in the park - not on the way to and back.
-Yellow Fever Vaccination is required for entrance into DRC, as well as any other mandatory vaccinations (Ask Us.)
-Kahuzi Biega is visitable year-round and the park is currently open and safe for tourists.
-CTT Can arrange your roundtrip private transfer (RT) from anywhere in Kigali on Day 1 & 6 for $399 for a car with 3 people
-CTT Can arrange your visa for DRC on arrival at the park (at the Goma/Gisenyi border) or in advance in any DRC Embassy