Geography

The KBNP is divided into two zones that are connected by a narrow corridor. The eastern side is characterised by is mountain forest covering 600 km2 from an altitude of 1,800 m to 3,300 m. This section is a mixture of primary and secondary forest, with large areas of bamboo forest and some swamps.

The western side forms part of the central Congo basin. It comprises of steep mountains and valleys covered with tropical forest between an altitude of 600 m to 1,200 m. Together these sections make up one of the biggest reserves serving to conserve flora and fauna in Central Africa’s high mountain regions.

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