Spread over 6000 square kilometers, Kahuzi Biega national park is situated in Bukavu town near the western bank of lake kivu in the borders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. The park generates its name from the two volcanoes of Kahuzi and Biega, which are covered by the forest. Its land area makes it one of the biggest national parks in Congo and the whole of Africa sheltering a variety of wildlife life and birds. In 1980 Kahuzi Biega national park was included in the list of the world heritage site by the united nation has educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) due to its rich diversity.
Things To Do in Kahuzi Biega National Park
If you are planning a safari to Congo, kahuzi Biega national park offers all you need on a safari. Being a home to the eastern lowland gorillas, gorilla trekking is the key activity done in the national park. An encounter with eastern lowland gorillas is an exceptional wildlife experience you should not miss out on your safari to Africa. The large size of these gorilla species make photography clear which provide travelers with memorable experiences. The trekking rules and regulations are similar to those of mountain gorillas and travelers must endeavor to follow the trekking these guidelines. To ease the trekking experience, two families’ of eastern lowland gorillas have been habituated for trekking.
Wildlife in the park
Kahuzi Biega national park is a home top over 125 eastern lowland gorillas; which are scientifically called Grauer’s gorilla, and is the largest gorilla specie compared to mountain gorillas, western lowland gorillas and the cross-river gorillas. Besides gorillas, the national park is a home to other primates such as the eastern chimpanzees and owl faced monkeys and several other mammals such as bush elephant, bush buffalo, eastern needle-clawed Galago, Maclaud’s horseshoe bat, alexander’s bush squirrel and the mount kahuzi climbing mouse.
Accommodation in Kahuzi-Biega
Fortunately, travelers to Kahuzi Biega national park are assured of excellent and first class food and sleeping services at affordable prices. The recommended accommodations include L’Orchids safari club, lodge, hotel begonias Bukavu, exodus Bukavu, Lakeside hotel Bukavu and Mount kahuzi hotel Bukavu among others. These lodges/hotels have experienced, kind and hospitable people ready to serve you with excellent services at any time of the day or night.