Hiking

While most visitors come to Kahuzi Biega for Gorilla trekking, hiking and camping within the park is a great way to explore the amazing mountain environment. You will have the chance to see a variety of animals including the Owl Faced Monkey, Chimpanzee and an array of different birds.

Mountain Ascents
Mount Kahuzi
This is the highest peak in the park, at 3,308m. The climb takes approximately 4 hours through bamboo forest and sub alpine vegetation, and 3 hours to descend. The summit provides spectacular views of Lake Kivu and the city of Bukavu.

Mount Bugulumiza Trail

This 6km trail starts near the Tshivanga Visitor Centre and covers terrain regularly occupied by the Chimanuka gorilla family. The summit offers amazing views of Mt Kahuzi and Mt Biega along with the nearby landscape. The hike takes about 3 hours return.

Mount Biega
The second highest peak in the park lies at an altitude of 2790m. The vegetation differs significantly from Mount Kahuzi making it a wonderful ecological experience. The climb takes about 6 hours return, so it is important to make an early start. Park staff are currently working to construct a clear trail to Mt Biega, keep checking the website for updates.

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Trails
Marais Musisi Trail
Hike through bamboo forests and swampland before encountering a stunning view over the Marais Musisi where a troupe of elephants has previously been spotted.

Tshibati Waterfalls Trail
Visit three magnificent waterfalls, and the chance for a dip in a plunge pool. Located near the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre.

Camping
Visitors can camp close to the summit of Mt Bubuliza. Current prices can be viewed on the reservations page.

Prices
See the Reservations page for current hiking and camping prices

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4 responses to “Hiking

  1. I’ve heard about gorilla trekking but hiking looks great. When will the Mt Biega trail be open?

  2. please confirm to me that the park is open.
    we plan to come fr rwanda via bukuva in april 2013.
    how much is the gorilla permit?
    is there still discounts for students?
    please send me a mail to answer questions.
    security now?
    brgds thomas

    • Bien merci a vous cher Thomas nous continuons jusqu’à maintenant a recevoir les visiteurs a notre parc mais nous vous conseillons par la suite de continuer a nous lire chaque fois s’il y a un changement vous le saurez surement sur le blog pour d’autre information concernant votre préoccupation.
      cliquez ici

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