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Gorilla trekking in kahuzi Biega

Gorilla trekking in kahuzi Biega

The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is an exceptional habitat for the protection of the rainforest and the eastern lowland gorillas, in the Democratic Republic of Rwanda. Extending over 600,000 ha, are dense lowland rainforests as well as Afro-montane forests, with bamboo forests and some small areas of sub-alpine prairies and heather on Mounts Kahuzi and Biega. Kahuzi Biega is the second most visited park in the democratic Republic of Congo after the Virunga National Park. Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega is the major activity that attracts a lot of tourists in the Park although other animals can be seen in the park including bush elephant, bush buffalo and around 136 other mammal’s species, 349 bird species, chimpanzee habituation at the Lwiro sanctuary. From 1980, the Kahuzi Biega National Park was inscribed into the UNESCO World heritage which gave the park attention and protection of its biodiversity.

Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega can also be combined with community cultural tours to connect with locals inhabiting the park that have maintained their traditional mode of living including hunting, fruits and honey collection from the forest.

When doing gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega you will also observe one of the rare sites of sub-Saharan Africa where the floral and fauna transition from low to highlands is observable. In effect, it includes all the stages of forest vegetation from 600 m to more than 2,600 m, dense low and middle altitude rainforests to sub-mountain to mountain and bamboo forests. The Park also contains plant formations, rare worldwide, such as the swamp and bog altitudes and the marshland and riparian forests on hydromorphic ground at all altitudes.

Mount hiking is another option of the activity to do along with the gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega. The park is dominated by two mountains namely Kahuzi that stands at an altitude of 3,308 metersand Biega that stands at an altitude of 2790 meters high. This provides an opportunity to visitors to do the hiking of these mountains. Depending on your physical fitness you can opt to hike one of the mountains or combine the hike of the two mountains to have a complete experience.

Kahuzi Biega National Park can be accessed by air and road. You can choose to fly to Gome in East North of DR Congo and drive from Goma to Kahuzi Biega in East-South which takes a drive of 6 hours. You can also fly to Kigali in Rwanda and connect with a local flight to Kamembe and embark on a transfer for 2 hours to Kahuzi Biega Kamembe.

Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega can be combined with chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park and therefore after the trekking in Nyungwe you cross the border to Kahuzi Biega which takes only a two-hour drive.

To make sure that your itinerary to gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega is well organized, you need to work with a professional tour operator who will help you to design a suitable itinerary by considering your interests, budget and time. We at Unique Rwanda Vacation Experts will be able to help you organize your tour from designing the itinerary, doing the booking and offering you ground transportation into our well maintained tourist vehicles. Please book with us and leave the rest of the work.


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