3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Safari

The lowland Gorillas are found only in Democratic Republic of Congo situated in Kahuzi Biega. This is an easy trek on a flat and less slippery terrain compared to the  others.

Is Escape To Africa a Lowland Gorilla Safaris Company That Offers Congo Safaris?

Yes, Escape To Africa is a Lowland Gorilla Safaris company offering lowland safaris in the Congo. Lowland Gorilla Safaris was founded on the principles of true conservation and curiosity. Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences that challenge us to see the natural world in new ways. Escape To Africa is designed for those seeking a truly special, once-in-a-lifetime experience and an adventure that will stand the test of time.

The Congo Basin is the last frontier for lowland gorillas. We are proud to offer you the opportunity to visit the region and get up close to these incredible creatures in a safe and responsible way. With Lowland Gorilla Safaris get up close to lowland gorillas in the wild or enjoy the comfortable scenery of our excellent quality lodges.

Do Lowland Gorilla Safaris Have Tours That Include Democratic Republic of Congo?

Lowland Gorilla Safaris offer tours to some of the world’s most impressive wildlife sanctuaries in Rwanda and Uganda, including the dense rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lowland Gorilla Safaris have a wide range of tours for different budgets and experience levels, including Gorilla Camps for families.

Imagine the excitement of seeing a family of gorillas in their natural habitat. Imagine the thrill of being in the company of these amazing beasts. There is something unique about coming face to face with these gentle giants and Lowland Gorilla Safaris lets you enjoy it. African lowland gorillas are sometimes referred to as “gentle giants” and as such have a bit of a soft spot for humans.

Are Lowland Gorilla Safaris Good For People Who Want To Go Hiking In Kahuzi Biega?

The answer is simple. No. When you book a Lowland Gorilla Safaris, you are guaranteed to have an in-depth guided experience with the famous mountain gorillas of Kahuzi Biega National Park. You’ll cross rivers, walk through forests, and climb steep slopes as you watch these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Lowland Gorilla Safaris is one of Africa’s largest gorilla and wildlife organizations, offering gorilla tours, luxury lodge accommodation and more. At Lowland Gorilla Safaris we strive to minimize our footprint on the natural habitats of our primates and eliminate the need for animal entertainment. Visit our website for more information.

Can You Stay at the Mikeno Lodge While On a Lowland Gorilla Safari?

What a perfect way to spend your next vacation! The Mikeno Lodge is located in the heart of the African rainforest and offers the opportunity to interact directly with the gorillas while on a Lowland Gorilla Safari. Whether you want to learn more about these fascinating creatures or just want to kick back and enjoy some time away from civilization, here’s your chance!

Lowland Gorilla Safari is a safari company that specializes in gorilla tracking and gorilla trekking holidays. We take pride in knowing that our guests can have the best experience possible while following the gorillas. We are able to offer Lowland Gorilla Safari because we have partnered with Mikeno Lodge who have spent decades studying and tracking this critically endangered species.

Will There Be Car Services Provided With a Lowland Gorilla Safari?

Lowland Gorilla Safari is the perfect destination for you and your family to experience African wildlife. The diverse landscape is dotted with open grasslands and dense forests so you can spot beautiful gorillas and enjoy stunning views of the area. Not to mention there will be car services provided with a Lowland Gorilla Safari.

Lowland Gorilla Safari is the leading safari company in Uganda and offers the most amazing experience on their gorilla tours. You’ll be one of the first to see these critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The gorillas are super friendly and never aggressive, making this place a must for animal lovers of all ages. Visit our website today!

What Lowland Gorilla Safaris Provide Options to See Congo Gorillas?

Seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat may be possible if you travel to the Congo, but you will have to pay for that experience. However, now you can explore gorillas with a visit to our Lowland Gorilla Safaris. Our full day, half day or night safari includes a qualified guide, transport and lunch.

Lowland gorillas are the most popular gorillas in the world. You can see lowland gorillas when you take a tour of their habitat in the Congo. Now, with the help of Lowland Gorilla Safaris, there are options to see Congo gorillas in the air. Choose between seeing a gorilla in a hot air balloon or seeing it from a helicopter ride! Experience a Lowland Gorilla Safaris and get up close to these shy creatures from a raised viewing platform.

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
  • Day 2: Lowland Gorilla tracking
  • Day 3: Virunga then Departure

Especially created for:

  • Gorilla lovers
  • Adventurers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
An early morning pick up by the Escape To Africa company representative from either a hotel in Kigali or Kigali Airport and transfer to the border of Goma. Or for one in Uganda, the driver / guide will pick you up from either the Lodge or Kisoro Airstrip and drop you at Bunagana border. From any of the two borders, another guide with armed rangers from the Virunga National park will pick you up at the agreed time and transfer you to Virunga National park for an overnight. On your way to the park enjoy the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation.

  • Travel time: 3 ½ Hours (Kigali – Goma), 1 ½ Hours (Goma to Mikeno) – Rwanda
  • Travel Time: 25 minutes (Kisoro – Bunagana), 1 ½ Hours (Bunagana – Mikeno) – Uganda
  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Lowland Gorilla tracking
After an early morning breakfast, with packed lunch, transfer with your vehicle to Bukima park head offices. Gorilla briefing is done by park rangers after which trackers are divided into groups led by rangers. Those with heavy gadgets, or need a push and pull, porters are available with each carrying a maximum of 15KGs. Only 1 hour is allowed in the company of these gentle creature but it can take 1 – 3 hours or more hours to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later relax at the Lodge, or take a stride to Kibati waterfalls, or engage in a guided forest nature walk.

  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Virunga then Departure
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a breath-taking view of the misty forest. With park ranger guides, transfer back to either Goma or Bunagana Boarder for your next destination.

  • Travel Time: 1 ½ Mikeno – Goma, 3 ½ Hours (Goma- Kigali) – Rwanda
  • Travel time: 1 ½ Hours (Mikeno – Bunagana), 25 minutes (Bunagana – Kisoro) – Uganda
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Included in the above quote:

  • Our Quotes are offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 3
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodge)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 3)
  • DR Congo Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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