Kahuzi Biega National Park Birds

Kahuzi Biega National Park Birds

Kahuzi Biega National Park Birds

Kahuzi Biega National Park birds are one of the reasons many travellers do opt to include visiting Kahuzi Biega National Park on their travel itineraries for their much anticipated Congo safaris tour. Kahuzi Biega National Park is one of the top Congo tourist destinations that travellers can opt to visit for not only hosting a variety of bird species but also the amazing wildlife including the endangered eastern lowland gorillas which many travellers get to encounter while on a gorilla trekking safari in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Kahuzi Biega birds species are recorded to be well over 450 in number, with about 42 bird species being Albertine endemics making Kahuzi Biega National Park one of the best birding destinations in the Congo. Kahuzi Biega National Park birds include among others the African green broadbill, Congo peafowl, yellow crested-helmet shrike, Rockefeller’, Shelley’s crimson wing, Rwenzori turaco, among so many others. With bird watching safaris in Kahuzi Biega National Park, travellers can get to spot a number of the bird species in the park.

Kahuzi Biega National Park is located in the western bank of Lake Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and also just near the Rwanda border with the Congo. Kahuzi Biega National Park is one of the large Congo national parks covering an area of about 6000 square kilometres, with a topography that ranges from mountainous to lowland. Kahuzi Biega National Park hosts two volcanic mountains from which the park derived its name and they include Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega, and is a recognised UNESCO world heritage site for its great and unique biodiversity and hosting the endangered eastern lowland gorillas. 

Kahuzi Biega National Park also has swamps, bogs, marshland and riparian forests with various altitude ranges. With these varying vegetation cover and altitude ranges in the Kahuzi Biega National Park, the park is definitely a home of vibrant and various bird species. Asides from Kahuzi Biega National Park birds, there is so much more that the amazing area of the Congo has to offer.

Kahuzi Biega National Park has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Kahuzi Biega National Park hosts about 136 mammal species and over 178 plant species. Of the 136 mammal species recorded in Kahuzi Biega National Park, the eastern lowland gorillas are the most prominent, totalling to about 181 gorilla individuals as per the 2011 report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, no wonder that the eastern lowland gorillas are listed as an endangered species. A number of primates can also be found in Kahuzi Biega National Park including the eastern chimpanzees, Colobinae and owl-faced monkey, Anubis baboons, Bosman’s potto, red tailed guenon, Angolan black and white colobus, and so many more. Other mammal species in Kahuzi Biega National Park that travellers can find while enjoying Kahuzi Biega National Park birds and birding safaris in Kahuzi Biega National Park include the bush buffaloes, bush elephants, aquatic civet, eastern needle-clawed galago, Alexander’s bush squirrel, the Rwenzori least otter shrew among so many others.

Among the various plant species in Kahuzi Biega National Park which are home and a source of food for the various Kahuzi Biega National Park birds include among others the endemic Senecio kahuzicus only found in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Swamp and peat bog, swamp forest, mountain rainforest, subalpine heather, dry savannah and grasslands are all perfect inhabitants of the over 342 bird species that make part of the Kahuzi Biega National Park birds that travellers can encounter when on a Congo safari tour in the park.

Best time to visit to enjoy Kahuzi Biega birds

The best time to visit and get to enjoy Kahuzi Biega National Park birds is during the wet season, especially during the months of November when the park is home to even migratory birds. However, it should be noted that Kahuzi Biega National Park can be visited all year long.

Kahuzi Biega National Park is a great Congo national park that travellers should include on their travel itinerary. Kahuzi Biega birds are just one of the many attractions that ought to call you to visit the park. The eastern lowland gorillas, Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega and so much more are other attractions that should call you to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park, any time of the year.

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