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7-Day Kinshasa Goma Gorillas and Bonobos

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7-Day Kinshasa Goma Gorillas and Bonobos

Formerly known as Costermansville or Costermansstad, the city of Bukavu with its population of 245,000 inhabitants, is located on the southwestern edge of Lake Kivu. It is the capital of South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city is built on 5 peninsulas, backing luxuriously vegetated mountainous ground close to 2,000 meters above sea level. This gives visitors a panoramic, breathtaking view with its contrasting countryside.

Day 1: Arrival at Goma and Bukavu

Our protocol service handles all formalities and ensures you are on time to board a speedboat taking you across Lake Kivu to Bukavu. On arrival, you will check-in at Orchid Safari Lodge Hotel. The evening meal is served at the hotel where you’ll spend the night.

 

Main Destination:

Bukavu (Town)

Accommodation:

Orchid Safari Lodge Hotel

Mid-range lodge located in or near Bukavu

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

Day 2: Chimpanzees at the Lwiro Rehabilitation Center

Breakfast is served at Orchid Safari Lodge hotel in Bukavu. Thereafter, you will visit chimpanzees at the Lwiro Rehabilitation Center, located 40 km outside Bukavu. Bukavu is built on 5 peninsulas, backing luxuriously vegetated mountainous ground close to 2,000 meters above sea level, giving visitors a panoramic, breathtaking view with its contrasting countryside.

 

Main Destination:

Bukavu (Town)

Accommodation:

Orchids Safari Club

Mid-range hotel located in or near Bukavu

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

Day 3: Gorillas – Kahuzi Biega National Park

After breakfast, it is time to visit the gorillas in their natural environment. This is a truly enriching experience. Afterward, return to Orchid Safari Lodge hotel for dinner and your overnight stay, depends of you will finish your Gorilla Tracking your will visit Community center or Vilage walk.

 

Main Destination:

Kahuzi Biega National Park

Accommodation:

Orchids Safari Club

Mid-range hotel located outside Kahuzi Biega NP

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

Day 4: Bukavu – Goma – Kinshasa

Enjoy an early breakfast before checking out of the hotel. Take a return trip across the lake back to Goma to board the Kinshasa-bound flight. On arrival, the airport shuttle service will transfer you to Fleuve Congo Hotel for check-in. You will arrive in time for dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Main Destination:

Kinshasa Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation:

Fleuve Congo Hotel

Mid-range hotel located in or near Kinshasa Airport

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

 

Day 5: Visiting the Bonobos in Kinshasa

You will take an early morning trip to the outskirts of Kinshasa in order to discover the bonobo. This ape shares 98.2% physiognomical resemblance with the human species and can be found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After this highly educating discovery, visit the nearby Mavallée Lake where you can do some other activities in the lake’s calm waters. You then return to the hotel for some free time in the evening, before a full à-la-carte dinner in the resort’s restaurant.

 

Main Destination:

Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary (Wildlife Sanctuary)

Accommodation:

Fleuve Congo Hotel

Mid-range hotel located in or near Lola Ya Bonobo

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

Day 6: Kinshasa City Tour

After breakfast, you embark on the discovery of the incredible city known as Kinshasa. Thanks to this trip, the country’s history will no longer be a mystery to you. You will visit its landmark locations like the June 30th Square, the Central Railway Station, the National Museum, and several others. After the visit, you will return to the hotel for the evening meal and your overnight stay.

 

Main Destination:

Kinshasa (City)

Accommodation:

Fleuve Congo Hotel

Mid-range hotel located in or near Kinshasa

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

Day 7: End of your Adventure in Kinshasa

After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel. Enjoy lunch before continuing to the airport for the flight that marks the end of your trip. You have an option to go back to Goma or to fly directly back home from Kinshasa.

 

Main Destination:

Kinshasa Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

Drinks not included

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Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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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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