Best Time To Visit Kahuzi Biega National Park

When is the best time to Visit Kahuzi Biega National Park?. The best time to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park is during the dry season/months from May to September, and December to February.  The dry months of June, July, August, September, December, January & February are composed of calm weather,  less rains,  less dry/less muddy trails, warm days and cold nights,  which opens up opportunities to adventure seeking travelers to trek the eastern lowland gorillas,  or visit Chimpanzees at the Lwiro Chimpanzee Rehabilitation center, or climb Mount Kahuzi and Mount Biega.

Best time to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park in Congo

Location & Climate Of Kahuzi Biega National Park

Located in South Kivu, Kahuzi Biega National Park remains the main home of Eastern lowland gorillas, with others in Maiko National Park although they are not open for tracking. The park is located in region of divers tropical rain forest,  hence experiences a tropical equatorial climate, which features high or low humidity and high or low temperatures throughout the year.

This offers most ideal climate to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking adventure, chimpanzee trekking safaris, and bird watching experiences among other activities, during any time of the year.

The normal day temperatures rank from 240C degrees Celsius and 750F, yet the nights 160C and 610F . The normal rainfall received is from 1100 mm to 2000 mm per year.

Kahuzi Biega National park experiences both the rainy & dry seasons, both of which have two phases. The short dry season of December to February and long one from May to September, while the long rainy season is during the months of March to April and short one from October to November.

Kahuzi Biega  National Park is a year round destination. It is just 1 ½ hours drive from Bukavu town, and 5-6 hour drive Goma Town to Bukavu Town. The best time/months Visit for  gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, mount Kahuzi & Biega climbing… are June, July, August, September, December, ,January, and February.

Visiting Kahuzi Biega during the rainy/low season

Yet Kahuzi Biega National Park can best be visited during rainy seasons of  March, April, October and November. The low/rainy season is pleasant for visitors visiting Kahuzi Biega National Park, because the park is quieter,  slightly more visitors,  pleasant day temperatures,  and discounts are offered for amny accommodations . Kahuzi Biega national Park is usually fascinating during the rainy season.

Gate Times for Kahuzi Biega National Park

Fortunately, gates of Kahuzi Biega National Park open very early in the morning, at 0600 hours, and close late in the evening at 1800hrs.  It is prohibited to be in the park  outside the stated hours, because of the country’s political unrest.

All activities in the park, have fixed rates attached, such as: $400 for gorilla trekking permit, $100 for hiking each of the mountains Biega, Kahuzi or Bugulumiza.

What to Bring/carry/pack for Kahuzi Biega National Park Safari

Whether it is planning eastern lowland gorilla trekking experience, Mountain climbing, chimpanzee habituating , in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in DR Congo, packing list is a must have.

Visitors to Kahuzi Biega National Park park the right clothes to wear such as, long sleeved trousers, long sleeved shirts with dull clothes that can easily blend in with the forest environment, a hat/cap, water bottle, packed snacks and lunch, good hiking boots, sun screen and insect repellent cream, your gorilla permit, camera and extra batteries to mention but a few.