Accommodation in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Accommodation in Kahuzi Biega National Park: Kahuzi Biega national park is one of the most remote national parks in the region however it boosts as the one of the homes to the lowland gorilla species also known as the Grauer’s gorillas. Kahuzi Biega national park is located in Bukavu town that is on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo from the south. This is the largest park of all the national parks of the DR Congo and was established as a national park in 1970 by a photographer Adrien Deschryver and Belgian wildlife conservationist and later became a UNESCO world heritage site in the 1980s.
This Kahuzi Biega national park measures about 6,000 square kilometers with two dormant volcanoes that is Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega where its name originated from and on top of the mountain terrain, the park has a large lowland area. The Grauer’s gorillas are considered to have the biggest numbers of the 4 gorilla sub species and the Eastern lowland gorillas can only be visited in the Kahuzi Biega national park of DR Congo and the Salonga national park of DR Congo both in the Central Africa.
Besides the lowland gorilla trekking, there are other activities one can engage in while in the park such as bird watching to spot the birds like the Congo peafowl and the African green broad bill or take on a nature walk on the Tshigishi waterfall trail or even better schedule a day visit to the Lwiro Chimpanzee sanctuary to get upclose with the chimpanzees and other smaller primates and feed and care for them all day. You can also take on a mountain hike up Mount Kahuzi, Mount Biega or Mount Bugulumiza. Are you interested in the above activities but wondering where you could spend a night while in Bukavu, a few accommodation options have been listed below.
There are new cottages that you may book yourself a night in at the back of the park reception however these are few so a much advance communication would help secure your space on the preferred night. Besides these cottages of the park, all visitors will spend a night in Bukavu town and drive to the park early morning in time for their activity of the day. These are a few of the hotels you can check out for a night in Bukavu.
For a luxury option, you can check out L’Orchids Safari Club. The aura you get at the gate of this lodge is the start of everything classy this lodge has to offer. This luxury lodge is located on the Lake Kivu shore which gives off the cool breeze topping the clean and quiet area. You can enjoy an evening sundowner at the shores of Lake Kivu during your stay at the Orchid safari club. The rooms of the hotel are all of standard and self-contained with a rich interior combining the African touch and the modern design. The hotel offers both the local dishes and the international dishes.
For a midrange accommodation, Bukavu has a number and you may check out the Coco Lodge Bukavu. This is a moderate accommodation with 8 rooms accommodating both the singles and the couples and is located closer to the park. The rooms are all self-contained with both hot and cold showers, WiFi connectivity and are furnished with and African theme.
Another option for the midrange can be the Hotel Begonais Bukavu that boosts of an expansive and beautiful garden space which is the first thing that catches the visitor’s eye on entry. This hotel’s rooms are of midrange standard and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There is also a swimming pool for residents to enjoy at pleasure.
Panorama hotel is another midrange option that has been tested and verified midrange for guests looking to spend a night in the Bukavu town. Also check out the Lake Side Hotel Bukavu for a midrange option.
There are some budget hotel options in Bukavu like the Exodus Bukavu hotel that is in the center of town and ideal for guests looking to explore the town and come back for a quick night. Also Hotel Elizabeth is an ideal option for budget travellers who would want value for theie money. There is a swimming pool for guests.
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