How to get to Kahuzi Biega National Park DR.Congo
There are various means to get to Kahuzi biega National Park. These ways include water, air and road transport that enable visitors have unforgettable experience of gorilla holiday safaris within the park.
Kahuzi Biega National Park is situated 30 Kms from Bukavu Town and it takes about one and Half Drive to enter into the National Park and its can be accessed by road and by air however travelers have to understand that from kavumu airport and at Miti, take left and keep going straight until you reach the visitor centre.
ROAD TRANSPORT TO KAHUZI BIEGA PARK DR.CONGO
The park is located 40 km west of Bukavu. It takes approximately 1 to 1½ hours to drive from Bukavu to the entry of the park. Take the road going to Kavumu Airport and go left at the junction in the town of Miti. Keep moving straight until you arrive at the Tschivanga tourist center.
Beginning from Rwanda while driving on Road it takes 5 to 6 hours from Kigali town to the city of Cyangugu, also baptized Kamembe (station border of Ruzizi I). It is the nearby town to Bukavu, after crossing the two borders; it consumes one and half hour to reach the Park Headquarters and the closest lodgings in the Park. Beginning from Goma in Congo near Virunga National Park. There is a road linking the two kivu town, it takes 5 to 6 hours driving. The surprising landscape and the company of the lac will reward you with outstanding view.
Beginning from Burundi it consumes approximately 3 hours to reach the park, you will have to cross Rwanda border of Ruwa then Ruzizi 1. It’s the straight way to reach the national Park from Burundi. Then starting the journey from Goma into the Democratic Republic of Congo, you can go through Bukavu by taking the road along lake Kivu as these 200km will take you about 6 hours or more since the road is bad as its not recommended for travelers.
USING AIR TRAVEL TO KAHUZI BIEGA PARK DR.CONGO
Visitors can access the park by use of international airlines that are connecting to the Democratic Republic of Congo, that is from Europe by SL BRUSSELS which departs from Brussels to Kigali and Bujumbura and the AIR FRANCE which departs from Paris to Kigali and Bujumbura.
However, there are other domestic African flights, that is from Kinshasa to Goma by AIR ZAIRE, from Goma to Kavuma (30kms) by local airlines such as the VAC TMK and then from Nairobi to Kigali by Kenyan Airways, then from Kigali to Kamembe by AIR RWANDA.
Air trips are attainable from Rwanda to Kahuzi Biega National Park and they land in Goma and then hire a boat or car hire to take you to the park head quarter for once a life time experience in Congo with experienced Gorilla Safari Company.
WATER TRANSPORT TO KAHUZI BIEGA PARK DR.CONGO
There are ferries that make up transportation from Goma to Bukavu but the most reliable is Ihusi express which takes 3-4 hours at US $ 50. Then the Luxury/VIP Boat which is $100 per person with accommodation inclusive and it takes 6 hours with different stops for photos. There is also the speed boat that is from Goma to Bukavu which goes for US $ 1500 and carries 15 paxes as it goes through the Idjwi Island.