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Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo

Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo, Congo Safari Accommodation in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Kahuzi Biega National Park is a secure area close to Bukavu town in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

It’s located near the western bank of lake Kivu and the Rwandan border and most visitors that travel to the park come from either Goma or Rwanda via Rusizi border. Kahuzi Biega is one of the biggest national parks in the country with a coverage size of 6000 sqkms.

The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, engraved in 1980 for its exceptional biodiversity of rain forest habitat and its eastern lowland gorillas.

Safari Attractions in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo

With its exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna, the Kahuzi-Biega park is home to some 136 species of mammals, with the eastern lowland gorilla being the most prominent, according to a site dedicated to its conservation.

Among the mammal species are twelve species of primates, amongst them eastern chimpanzees and colobus, as well as forest elephants, leopards, civets, gennets, otters and many antelope and duiker.

Thirty of the 336 species birds found in the park are endemic to the Albertine Rift, including the Rockefeller’s sunbird, Ruwenzori Turaco, Grauer’s broadbill, Grauer’s warbler and Shelley’s crimsonwing, there are a further 69 species of reptiles and 44 species of amphibians.

The park is also hotspot for endemic plant varieties; 1,178 species have been identified in the high altitude sector alone.

Eastern lowland gorilla in Kahuzi Biega Park

The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (gorilla beringei graueri) were the first sub-species of gorillas to be visited by tourists in the early 1970s.

Gorilla Families in Kahuzi Biega Park

Kahuzi Biega National Park has 9 Gorilla Families and they have habituated only 5 gorilla groups which are open for visitors.

Flora and Fauna in Kahuzi Biega Park

The park has a rich variety of flora and fauna and provides shelter to 1,178 plant species in the hilly region of the park and 349 species of birds.

Landscape of Kahuzi-Beiga National Park DR.Congo

The park consists of two sections, the lowland (closed for visits) and the highland (open for visits). The park is situated in the eastern part of the country.