Welcome to Kahuzi Biega National Park, Congo Lowland National Park Directory.The earliest reserve, Zoological and Forest Reserve of Mount Kahuzi, was created on 27 July 1937 by the then Governor General of the Belgian Colonial administration, that reserve has been part of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park since November 1970. Five years later, the park was extended.
The Mitumba Mountain range stretches along the Western Rift Valley in Eastern Congo (DRC), west of Lake Tanganyika. The two main peaks, Mount Kahuzi (3,308m) and Mount Biega (2,790m) are extinct volcanoes.
Mount Kahuzi was last active at the end of the Pleistocene. At 3,317 metres (10,883 ft) it is the highest peak in the Mitumba Range, which runs along the west shore of Lake Kivu in the Albertine Rift. Visitors can choose to climb these summits to enjoy extraordinary views of the vast tracts of surrounding forest, mountains and Lake Kivu, or enjoy the network of trails taking in a stunning diversity of landscapes including tropical forests, bamboo forests, swamps and waterfalls. Spend a night camping in the park to soak up the sounds of the jungle and to truly immerse yourself in this natural paradise of Congo while on a Congo Safari.
The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and it’s the home for lowland Gorilla Trekking while on a Congo Safari. It is situated near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border and it makes it easy to combine Rwanda safari with Congo Safari for Great Lowland and Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Africa. The Park was established in 1970 by the Belgian photographer and conservationist, the park is named after two dormant volcanoes, Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega, which are within its limits. With an area of 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 sq mi), Kahuzi-Biega is one of the biggest national parks in the Democratic republic of Congo. The National Park is located in both mountainous and lowland terrain; it is one of the last refuges of the rare species of Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri). The National park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed in 1980 for its unique biodiversity of rainforest habitat and its eastern lowland gorillas.
The park receives an average annual precipitation of 1,800 millimetres (71 in). The maximum temperature recorded in the area is 18 °C (64 °F) while the minimum is 10.4 °C (50.7 °F).