Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Congo as well as Grauer’s gorillas is the largest of the four-gorilla subspecies, trekking Eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park located in Congo 30kms from Bukavu town they with an access by road and air.
The park’s gazettation in 1970 and the first lowland gorilla trekking was in 1973, this type of trekking is only here and this makes the park rank high when it comes to the lowland gorilla trekking.
The Park has 12 gorilla families and out of these only 2 gorilla families open for visitors to trek.
The families are Chimanuka and Mugaruka with both naming coming after a dominant silver back, Chimanuka is famous for many visitors giving it consists of one of the largest gorilla family in the world with over 36 gorilla individuals.
You need a gorilla permit for to trek the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Safari vacations and travel services ltd provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Congo to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. You don’t have to hassle booking your gorilla permit if you choose from our Congo gorilla tours. We check availability and book all services on your behalf including gorilla permits. Usually, you have to obtain a gorilla permit several months in advance.
We always advise at least 5 months in advance or prior to your visit given they are only 2 groups available for trek in Kahuzi Biega National Park. While booking a gorilla tour, always pay your gorilla permit fee in advance via a trusted tour operator like Safari vacations and travel services to enable us acquire it for you.
East African Residents-USD200
National Citizens of Congo-USD20
Lowland Gorilla trekking in Congo is a guarantee when you acquire a permit, but kindly note given the park has 2 families open for trekking this makes the gorilla permits very competitive and scarce most especially during peak seasons of June, July, August, September, December and February therefore these gorilla tracking permits sell out four months in advance so any traveler, we recommend them to book their gorilla permits 3-4 month in advance.
This ranges from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Hotel Begonias Bukavu, Exodus Bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Coco Lodge Bukavu among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include L’Orchids Safari Club fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you according.
Gorilla trekking in Congo in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and Virunga National Park which are both located in the Eastern Part of Congo. You will fly to Kigali International Airport then connect to Gisenyi town; from Gisenyi town you will cross the Rwanda-Congo boarder to Goma town in DR Congo then drive towards the park headquarters of Kahuzi Beiga National Park and Virunga National Park from where you will do start the gorilla trek from, it is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Gisenyi town to reach the park headquarters.
Safari Vacations and Travel Services is a Local tour operator based in Uganda with its head offices in Entebbe. Moreover, Safari Vacations and Travel Services is run and owned by a Ugandan native, we specialize in life-changing experiences and sustainable tours and holidays to all East African countries. We are members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators and are registered by the Uganda Tourism Board. We have a good and long working relationship with Uganda Wildlife Authority making it easy to book your gorilla permits and gorilla trekking safari. Safari Vacations and Travel Services is highly reviewed on Trip Advisor as well.