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6-Day Combined Adventure Bonobos & Lowland Gorillas DRC

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6-Day Combined Adventure Bonobos & Lowland Gorillas DRC

Wild bonobos can only be found in forests south of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Sometimes known as the pygmy chimpanzee, bonobos weren’t recognized as a separate species until 1929. The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is one of two critically endangered subspecies of the western gorilla that lives in montane, primary, and secondary forest and lowland swampland in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa.

Day 1: Pick–up at Bukavu

We will pick you up at Bukavu, then drive to the Orchids Safari Club. The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is one of two critically endangered subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) that lives in montane, primary and secondary forest, and lowland swampland in Central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After check-in, spend your evening relaxing at the hotel.

Location: Bukavu (Town)

Accommodation:

        Luxury  
        Midrange Orchids Safari Club
       Budget  

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 2: Kahuzi-Biega National Park

After breakfast, you will enter the Kahuzi-Biega National Park for a nature experience. Visit the Lwiro Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre, located 40 km from Bukavu. Spend time here exploring what the center has to offer. Thereafter, return to the hotel for dinner.

Location: Kahuzi Biega National Park

Accommodation:

        Luxury  
        Midrange Orchids Safari Club
       Budget  

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 3: Kahuzi-Biega National Park

After breakfast, you will drive towards Kahuzi-Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking and to enjoy the nature of the park. We then return to the hotel for lunch. Spend your afternoon relaxing at the hotel or visit the city of Bukavu, depending on when your gorilla experience will end. Your driver-guide will take you back to the lodge for dinner.

Location: Kahuzi Biega National Park

Accommodation:

        Luxury  
        Midrange Orchids Safari Club
       Budget  

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 4: Bukavu to Goma and fly to Kinshasa

Today, we fly from Bukavu to Kinshasa and transfer to the hotel. We go on a city tour of Kinshasa. You will then check in at the Kempisky Fleuve Congo Hotel with river views. Have dinner and overnight in the heart of the city. Prepare for your morning bonobos experience.

Location: Goma International Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation:

        Luxury  
        Midrange Kempiniski
       Budget  

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 5: Kinshasa to Lola Ya Bonobos

Wild bonobos can only be found in forests south of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Sometimes known as the pygmy chimpanzee, bonobos weren’t recognized as a separate species until 1929. Bonobos have longer legs, shorter arms, and a narrower trunk. They are also generally smaller, with a rounder skull and a flatter face. Other distinguishing features are a black face with red lips, and a prominent tail tuft which is retained by adults (chimpanzees only have the tuft in the juvenile stage). After these activities, you drive back to the hotel for dinner.

Location: Kinshasa (City)

Accommodation:

        Luxury  
        Midrange Kempiniski
       Budget  

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 6: Trip back to Goma or fly home from Kinshasa.

You can either fly to Goma, or you can fly home from Kinshasa. Otherwise you can cross the border to Rwanda or Uganda. This is the end of your once-in-a-lifetime experience with us.

Location: Kinshasa Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

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    Departure & Return Location

    John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    3 Hours Before Flight Time

    Price Includes

    • Air fares
    • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • All transportation in destination location

    Price Excludes

    • Guide Service Fee
    • Driver Service Fee
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

    Complementaries

    • Umbrella
    • Sunscreen
    • T-Shirt
    • Entrance Fees
    What to Expect

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

    We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

    Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

    Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

    Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

    Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

    An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

    Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

    It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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