Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo is one of the best places to visit on Congo safaris tours, any time of the year for mazing and unforgettable gorilla safaris. While most travellers who visit Congo on Congo gorilla safaris do look to visit the great Virunga National park, Kahuzi Biega National park is a great alternative to visit for unforgettable Congo safari tours, more so having enjoyed your Tanzania wildlife safari experiences and climaxing your Africa safari tour with gorilla safaris in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Kahuzi Biega National Park Location
Where is Kahuzi Biega National Park? You may have wondered where Kahuzi Biega National Park is located. Well Kahuzi Biega National Park is located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the border between Rwanda and the Congo just next to Lake Kivu in the town of Bukavu. Kahuzi Biega National park is one of the largest national parks in the Congo established in 1970 by the Belgian wildlife conservationist and photographer Adrien Deschryver.
Kahuzi Biega National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site gazetted in the year 1980, for her great biodiversity and inhabiting the only population of the eastern lowland gorillas. Kahuzi Biega National Park derives her name from the two dormant volcanoes, Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega which are a great climb for the adventurous travellers. Covering about 6000 square kilometers, Kahuzi Biega National park is one of the largest national parks in the Congo.
Things to see and do in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Eastern lowland gorillas. Eastern lowland gorillas are the top most sought after attraction in Kahuzi Biega National Park. There are about 145 eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park, which travellers can see on gorilla trekking adventure safaris in the park. Travellers get to encounter these endangered eastern lowland gorillas in their natural habitats.
Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega are a great attraction which stand majestically in the park, offering great views to travellers who visit the park and a great climbing experience to travellers who do climb.
Birds in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Kahuzi Biega National Park is a great birding destination with over 300 bird species in the park, including the African green broadbill, Congo peafowl, and yellow crested helmet-shrike, among so many others.
Activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park that travellers who visit the park include eastern lowland gorilla trekking, bird watching, nature walks, volcano hiking, visiting Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre, as well as a community visit.
Security and best time to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park
Safety and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo is of concern to many travellers. Unlike Virunga National park which constantly encounters security glitches that it gets closed on some occasions, Kahuzi Biega National Park is quite safe and thus is a great Congo safari destination perfect for gorilla tours in Congo. Kahuzi Biega National Park can be visited any time of the year, but the best time to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park is during the dry season when the park routes and paths are much accessible, and the gorillas are in the lower lands thus easing on the gorilla trekking activity. Irrespective of the dry season however, Kahuzi Biega National Park is a tropical rainforest which receives rains any time of the year, making it quite hard to recommend the best time to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park; thus concluding that Kahuzi Biega National Park can be visited all throughout the year.
Getting to Kahuzi Biega National Park
There are two options of getting to Kahuzi Biega National Park that is through Goma or through Cyangugu from Rwanda. Travellers can get to Goma and take a ferry from there to Bukavu, over a distance of 100km, taking about 2 hours and 45 minutes. This is the quickest option to get to Kahuzi Biega National Park, with the ferry operating twice daily. The other option is travelling by rod, covering a distance of 209km from Goma to Bukavu that is about 3 hours and 30 minutes of road drive through scenic areas and communities.
Travellers who visit Kahuzi Biega National Park can stay in Coco Lodge Bukavu, LÓrchids Safari Club, Hotel Begobias Bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu, among so many others.
For amazing gorilla trekking adventures in the Congo, Kahuzi Biega National Park is a great option. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch together an amazing gorilla safari, with an option of combining it with a Tanzania safari tour visiting Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania, and beyond.