Explore the UNESCO listed Kahuzi Biega National Park, home to Eastern lowland gorillas in the D.R.C. before soaking up the colourful, colonial charm of the tropical lakeside town of Bukavu.
Founded in 1939 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, Kahuzi Biega National Park remains the last stronghold of the eastern lowland gorillas, number around 250 individuals. Dominated by two huge extinct volcanoes (Kahuzi and Beiga) this vast area of primary tropical forest is a sprawling park of lush, rolling hills and thick jungle which is also home to the elusive forest elephant.
Based at the long established Orchids Safari Club in Bukavu, this privately owned hotel, is full of character, set amongst beautiful tropical gardens that extend to Lake Kivu, which itself is surrounded by stunning mountains. The town of Bukavu is believed to be the prettiest town in the whole of the DRC, with faded colonial mansions and lush gardens dotting the lakeside peninsulas, where traditional fishing boats float on the lake.
An adventurous alternative to gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda.
Costs from £2,495 per person include transfers, permits and accommodation and is subject to availability and flight schedules.
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