Project Description

BEST OF GRAUER’S GORILLAS
PHOTO SAFARI

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INTRODUCTION

Our Best of Grauer’s Gorilla photo safari kicks off in the Rwandan capital, Kigali from where we will travel to the lakeside town of Bukavu, located in South Kivu District of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will be our base from where we will travel each day to the world renowned, 6000 km2 Kahuzi-Biéga National Park. This beautiful park is home to the critically endangered Grauer’s Gorillas, a sub-species of Eastern Gorilla and are the largest primate species on earth.

We will also allocate a full day to a very special project, the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre, home to primates who were rescued from the illegal pet trade and given a second chance at life. Lwiro is home to more than 100 chimpanzees of all ages and also a number of smaller primate species.

SAFARI FOCUS

  • Photography
  • Group Travel

NELIS WOLMARANS
Photographic Guide

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PRICE FROM

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DATES

TBA

DURATION

8 Days / 7 Nights

LOCATION

Kigali in Rwanda
Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo

GROUP SIZE

3 Participants

Please Note: All Gorilla permits are date specific, non-refundable and non-transferable.

ITINERARY

Arrival day in Kigali and overnight

Early breakfast and road transfer to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park – Grauer’s Gorilla Trek 1

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park – Grauer’s Gorilla Trek 2

Full day Lwiro Primates Rehabilitation Centre

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park – Grauer’s Gorilla Trek 3

Breakfast and road transfer back to Kigali and overnight

Optional Genocide Memorial visit pending international departure flights

For more information or a detailed itinerary, please contact me.

INCLUDES

  • All accommodation as per the tour itinerary

  • No single room supplement fee in the DR Congo

  • All road transfers in a private vehicle

  • Transfers in the DRC will be done with Kahuzi-Biéga staff and vehicles

  • Bottled still water throughout the tour itinerary

  • 3 x Grauer’s Gorilla trekking permits per person

  • Full day visit to the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre

  • One porter per person per trek to assist with gear

  • All meals, from dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 8 but excludes lunches at Kigali Marriott

  • DRC visa fee

  • Return visa fees back into Rwanda

  • All park fees and conservation levies

  • Services of local guides

  • All gratuities of local guides and porters

  • Services of photo tour leader, Nelis Wolmarans

  • Post processing sessions using Lightroom

EXCLUDES

  • International Flights

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • All beverages except bottled still water on activities

  • All personal items, such as curios, telephone calls, spa treatments, etc

  • Visa fee for entering Rwanda upon arrival on Day 1

  • Any items not mentioned in the list of includes above

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