Activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park: Kahuzi Biega national park is famous for housing the lowland gorillas that have attracted a number of tourists interested in understanding the less famous gorilla species compared to the mountain gorillas in virunga national park, mgahinga national park, volcanoes national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park in order to understand their different characteristics as they take part in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park. It should be noted that the park has a lot to offer to tourists like the numerous bird species, a number of relief features like mount Kahuzi and Biega, a number of rewarding views, primate species and many other attractions that you will get to see when you take part in the different activities in Kahuzi Biega national park to make you activity quite rewarding and worthy of repeated visits.
Important to note about the park is the fact that it is among the national parks in Africa that have been opened for tourism during the covid-19 global pandemic this is because of the different safety precautions like checking for temperature abnormalities, ensuring that tourists regularly put on their face masks while they are in the park and presenting a covid-19 negative certificate to the park management before accessing the premises among other safety measures that are exercised by the park management to ensure that the clients have a safe experience so that they avoid contracting the virus while they take part in the different activities in the park.
Activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Lowland gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega is among the most sought after activities because of the rewarding feature that you will get to understand more about the eastern lowland gorillas that are quite different from the mountain gorillas. When you take part in tracking the eastern lowland gorillas, you will be able to find out their interesting features like physical description like how they have longer arms compared to the mountain gorillas their arms are longer than the legs which aids them to walk using their knuckles but at the same time, they can move bi-pedal for a distance of 6 metres while walking which is quite fascinating, you will also get to see the silver back who is the dominant male, you will also get to see the adult females grooming patterns where you will be able to see them taking care of the infants in the group, you will also have the chance to see their diet which comprises of edible leaves, wild celery, wild fruits among other interesting features that you will get to find out of the primate species when you spend one hour with the gorillas.
Hiking Mount Kahuzi and Biega
Some of the rewarding activities in Kahuzi Biega national park that you will have an interesting time taking part in is hiking mount Kahuzi and mount Biega that will ensure you have an amazing Congo safari. Hikers will have an amazing experience hiking the extinct volcanoes that will not only offer rewarding views of the park but while hiking you will have the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions like numerous primate species like the golden monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas numerous bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler that will make your activity quite memorable.
Visiting Lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary
Although the chimpanzee sanctuary is not located in the park, the fact that it is just a few kilometres from Kahuzi Biega national park will give you the opportunity to access the chimpanzee sanctuary that was set up to take care of orphaned chimpanzees, rescued chimpanzees from smugglers and so on. At the chimpanzee sanctuary, you will have a chance to see the primates being taken care of by their care givers to ensure that they have an amazing time and they are healthy and interesting about the activity is the fact that you can also take part in the activity of feeding and taking care of the species. You can also get to play with the primates, volunteer cleaning their sleeping areas which is done daily to ensure that they are in a clean environment that does not pose a threat to their well being for an amazing safari.
Kahuzi Biega national park is a birder’s dream destination with over 350 bird species that they will get to see when they take part in birding while on their safari. The activity will help you to see a number of Congo biome species, migratory bird species from Europe that visit the park running away from cold winter conditions. Among the different bird species that can be seen include; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler that will make the activity quite rewarding.