Lowland gorillas are another gorilla species also known as eastern gorillas. These live in plain areas contrary to the mountain gorillas, which live in the highlands. The lowland gorillas live in Kahuzi Biega National park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Unlike the mountain gorillas, lowland gorillas are easier to track with less strain since they are on a flatland. The three days tour can start and end in Kigali and transfer by road south of Rwanda.
Day 1: Transfer to Bukavu.
Early morning, you will be picked from the hotel in Kigali and set off a scenic drive to Bukavu passing through Nyungwe Forest and crossing via Cyangugu border. You will reach Bukavu in the evening for dinner and overnight at Orchids Hotel/Panorama hotel/Horizon hotel.
Day 2: Lowland gorilla tracking and transfer to Nyungwe Forest.
Early morning, you will set off to Kahuzi Biega National park reaching early for the briefing from the park warden. You will then set off for gorilla tracking which will take 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On return from tracking, you will drive back to Bukavu and cross over the border back to Rwanda and proceed to Nyungwe Forest NP for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Top View Lodge/Gisakura guesthouse.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali and departure.
Early morning after breakfast, you will set off back to Kigali with en route visit to Murambi genocide memorial, Butare Museum, Nyanza Palace among others reaching Kigali in the evening and transfer to the airport to check in for your departure flight if on schedule. End of Tour.