Facts About Kahuzi Biega National Park : A number of travellers that make their way to participate in the Congo safaris make their way to the country to visit Virunga national park which is famous for the mountain gorillas and mount Nyiragongo which has the world’s largest lava lake but because the park is currently closed, a number of travellers are now resorting to visiting Kahuzi biega national park which is also one of the notable national parks that can be visited in Congo and in this article we are going to give you some facts about Kahuzi biega national park that will lead you to visit the park and get to experience the most rewarding safari experience in Congo.
It’s one of the two national parks with the eastern lowland gorillas
Kahuzi biega national park is one of the two national parks in the whole world where you will get to watch the eastern lowland gorillas. The second park where you will get to access the species is Maiko national park where you will get to watch the species in the wild. While visiting the park, you will get the chance to watch another kind of gorilla species on the wild aside from the mountain gorillas which are the most famous gorilla species.
Highest number of eastern lowland gorillas in the world
Kahuzi biega national park is home to the largest number of eastern lowland gorillas that can be seen in their natural habitat. The park is home to over 200 eastern lowland gorillas and travellers interested in watching them, they will get to participate in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park that will help you understand more about the species and their behavior in the wild for a rewarding safari experience.
Although it was established in 1970 it was opened in 2015
Among other notable facts about Kahuzi biega national park is the fact that although the park was established in 1970 it was opened in 2015 this is because of the political instability of the country. It should also be noted that the park was established by a Belgian photographer and conservationist Adrien Deschryver who also helped to habituate the gorillas in the park.
Two dormant volcanoes
The park has two dormant volcanoes mount Kahuzi and mount Biega where it also gets its name. The mountains stand at an elevation of 3,308metres for mount Kahuzi and 2,790metres for mount Biega. While you make your way to the national park, you can participate in hiking the mountains which will give you access to a number of attractions in the wild for an amazing safari experience. among the different species that can be seen include the numerous bird species from the guinea Congo biome, you will watch a number of primate species like the different monkey species that will make your safari experience quite rewarding.
The park is home to 3 gorilla groups that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park which will lead you to the habituated gorilla species. While spending time with the species, you will get the opportunity to watch how the species co-exist with one another, you will watch the species for one hour. It should also be noted that the park is among the safest and cheapest gorilla trekking destination where a gorilla trekking permit in Congo at a price of 400USD.
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