Kahuzi Biega National Park-Congo

kahuzi biega national park-congo

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Kahuzi-Biega National Park was established in 1970 with an aim of protecting the Grauer’s gorilla, the world’s most endangered largest gorilla species left. Kahuzi Biega national park in Cong is the only place worldwide where travelers can spot these gorillas in their natural environment wild. Kahuzi Biega national park occupies approximately 6000 km that protects mountain forests situated in the eastern part of the DRC and is the most populated region in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kahuzi Biega national park got its name after the two extinct dominant volcanoes that are standing high such as Mont Kahuzi standing at (3,308m) above sea level and Mont Biega standing at (2,790m) above sea level.

 

Gorilla Safari Information

Kahuzi Biega National park protects the eastern lowland gorillas that are commonly known as Grauer’s gorilla which is among the four largest gorilla subspecies left in the world. The Eastern lowland gorillas are different from other gorillas due to their stocky body, short muzzle, and large hands. Besides its size, the eastern lowland gorillas feed on fruits mainly and other herbaceous materials, as well as other three gorilla subspecies.

 

Gorilla Trekking guide at kahuzi biega national park in Congo offers a unique encounter with the eastern Lowland Gorillas, that rewards travelers with a clear comparison between Mountain gorillas & the eastern Lowland Gorillas in Africa. Kahuzi Biega national park has only two Gorilla Families that are fully habituated and Open for Gorilla Trekking to Travelers that may wish to enjoy this adventure in the Jungle. 

 

Getting to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Kahuzi Biega National park is situated just 30 Kms from Bukavu Town which takes almost one and half hours to drive to enter Kahuzi Biega National Park. Kahuzi Biega national park can also be accessed by air or road.