Can I Track The Gorillas In Kahuzi Biega National Park? A number of travellers that are interested in wildlife safaris in Africa choose Congo to participate in a number of wildlife safaris however with the political instability of some areas in the country a number of travellers are skeptical about visiting the country to participate in a number of activities some of which include; hiking mount Nyiragongo, gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park. Although travellers cannot participate in hiking Mount Nyiragongo because the mountain erupted which led to the closer of the park which put a stand still on a number of activities in Virunga national park but Kahuzi biega national park is open for travellers especially to those that have raised a question whether you can track the gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park. Yes, travellers can track the species and in this article we shall help you understand more about the safari experience;

3 days Kahuzi Biega national park safari

Kahuzi Biega national park is located in the eastern part of Congo and this can be accessed from either Bukavu or Goma town but for the purposes of safety, travellers visit Kahuzi biega national park from Rwanda and the park can be accessed from Kigali city to Kamembe in cyagungu town.

While you make your way to Kahuzi biega national park, the beauty the park possesses will capture your eye and in a way you will also have the chance to participate in a number of activities that will make your Congo safaris quite memorable.

Congo is home to different gorilla types in the world but for travellers interested in watching the eastern lowland gorillas in Congo, they will make their way to participate in gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park which ill give you the opportunity to observe the species in their natural habitats. To be different from the famous mountain gorillas in Africa where they can be seen in the high elevations along the Virunga mountains, the eastern lowland gorillas can be seen in the lowlands which makes them much easier however this does not mean you won’t find different obstacles along the way that make it a bit challenging as well.  Therefore before you participate in the activity, it is advisable for you to be physically and psychologically ready for the hike to the habituate gorilla families to ensure you have an amazing safari experience.

Gorilla trekking involves tracking the species on foot and this can take you about between 2-8 hours visiting the gorilla families. When you get to the gorilla families, you will spend an hour with them observing their behavior in the wild and this will also give you the chance to ask a number of questions about the species in their natural habitats, you will also get to take their different pictures to ensure an amazing safari experience. Once the one how with the species elapses, you will make your way back to your briefing are where you will be awarded certificates of participation in the activity.

Can I Track The Gorillas In Kahuzi Biega National Park?
Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega

Packing list

A camera should b carried which will give you the chance to take beautiful pictures of the species as they participate in the activity.

Get to pack binoculars as well which will give you the chance to observe a number of bird species in the wild.

Insect repellent should also be carried this is because the park is home to a number of disease spreading insects like the mosquitoes, tsetse flies and many more.

You can also pack some pain killers as first aid

You can also pack some long sleeved trousers and shirts to avoid being scratched by nettles

You can also pack some protein bars because the activity is a bit hectic

Waterproof jacket and hat because the weather is quite unpredictable that it can rain at any time in the park. 

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