Kahuzi Biega national park : Democratic republic of Congo is one of the sacred areas in East Africa due to the beauty found in the area most of the tourists that get a chance to visit the area have it that the area is one of the best destinations in Africa for a safari visit.

Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the blessed countries in East Africa to be home to the endangered mountain gorillas, there have been several national parks established to promote the protection of these species and several others of the kind.

One of the famous national parks in Congo is the Kahuzi-Biega national park which is situated from the Congo River basin near Itebero-Utu to the northwestern part of Bukavu, and it also neighbors Rwanda and Burundi. The national park currently covers a total surface area of 6,000km², thus making it one of the biggest national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The national park derives its name from simply two dormant volcanic mountains Kahuzi and Biega, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, also known as Parc National Du Kahuzi-Biega, in French.

Being one of the largest and most famous national park in Congo, Tourists visiting Kahuzi-Biega National Park great and golden rare opportunities to track both mountain (western) gorillas and the east lowland gorillas as well for the park is full of fascinating attractions.

The national park is part of the Congo Basin Forest, it has a rich bio-diversity of both flora like; swamp forest, peat bog, bamboo and marshland and when it gets to fauna species such as; eastern lowland Grauer’s Gorillas, bush hogs, genet, forest elephants and antelope among others, Kahuzi-Biega national park has at least 1,178 unique plant species these attract over 349 species of birds including Yellow-crested Helmet Shrike, African Green Broadbill, Rockefeller’s Sunbird and the Congo Peafowl.

In this article We bring to you some of the activities that are carried out in Kahuzi-Biega National Park and the most excellent time to have a visit in the national park as you may wish to have a visit in the area.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park is best visited in the dry months of the year there are chances to sight and carry out different kinds of safari activities in the area as many as possible compared to the wet seasons of the year.

Safari activities at Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Boat cruise on Lake Kivu:

Tourists visiting Kahuzi-Biega national park can engage in boat cruise to cross Lake Kivu which is supper mind-blowing and this activity costs about US$ 50 dollars per person.

Bird Watching:

Bird lovers get the chances to sight several kinds of birds in the area and even when they are crossing over Lake Kivu, watching birds will find Kahuzi-Biega national park an ideal spot to partake in birding activities as the areas has over 349 species of birds including Congo peafowl, Ruwenzori Turaco and the trogons among others.

Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi-Biega:

Kahuzi-Biega national park has two habituated groups of eastern lowland gorillas in the national park including the Chimanuka and Mpungwe gorilla groups, as it is well-known gorilla trekking is the most sought for Congo Gorilla safari activity in Africa, and the national; the park is the best area for this activity. A gorilla trekking permit in Kahuzi-Biega costs USD about 400 dollars per person.

Kahuzi Biega national park
Kahuzi Biega national park

Camping Safaris:

Kahuzi-Biega National Park also offers tourists camping activities to those who thrive in having a night in the bushes amidst nature and wish to reconnoiter the wilderness in Kahuzi-Biega can recompense for camping activities which is about USD 50 dollars per person per day and is inclusive of food and a park guide.

Chimpanzee Habituation

Get a chance to carry out chimpanzee habituation in and get to spend a day with these endangered species of wildlife as you get to explore deeper Kahuzi-Biega National Park after all the fun let your self have a rest in some of the best accommodations in the area.

Focus East Africa Tours will see to it that you have the best kind of safari as you explore the park. Transportation and accommodations are well sort out for you and your family to have adventure Safaris Tours in Congo

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