Kahuzi Biega National Park
Kahuzi Biega National Park

Best time to visit Kahuzi Biega – Kahuzi Biega national park is dominated by the tropical rain forest that receives rainfall throughout the year; this has made it tricky to determine the best time to visit the park. We usually recommend the dry season where there are little or no rains expected in that period. This is during the months of January to February, which is the short dry season and in June, July, august and September the long dry season. In the dry season, it is there is easy movement in the park as travelers trek the lowland gorillas, hiking mount. Biega and Kahuzi become easy that the wet season when the ground is slippery. It also becomes easy to access Kahuzi Biega national park due to the fact the roads and trekking trails are passable, they are not muddy and slippery. In this period the it is hot during the day hours and in the in the evening hours it is very cold there we advise travelers to carry the warm in clothing like sweaters that will warm you during the evening hours and the morning hours among other gears that will offers a confortable safari experience.

The rainy season in Kahuzi Biega is during the months of October to November and March to October, during this season there is a lot of heavy rainfall that is received and it can rain any time to of the day. However during this season, it is as well the low season where there is less travelers visiting the park, the lodges have closed and the open ones have less occupancy thus they offer discounted rates to traveler. The lowland gorilla trekking permits are discounted from   400 USD to as low as 200 USD per person per day.  However it is important to note that it’s only DR-Congo that discounted gorilla permits in the low season but not Rwanda or Uganda. The rainy season is the best time for budget travelers due the discounted lowland gorilla permits as well as the discounted rates for safari lodges. For travelers who are bird lovers the rainy season is the best season to visit Kahuzi Biega national park because during this season there is plenty and abundance of food, fruits, and flower juices for the birds to feed on thus birder lovers will easily spot them as jump from one plant to another.

Kahuzi Biega national park is open to travelers throughout the year, although the recommend time to visit the park is during the dry season and it is important to know that the park is dominated by tropical montane rainforests thus it rainy any time in the forest, therefore it is important that travelers carry strong rain jackets that will help them in case it rains. December is one of the month months to visit the park it is has an evergreen vegetation due to the fact that it shares part of the rainy season and dry season this it has fresh vegetation that attract wildlife in the forest of Kahuzi Biega thus offer classic wildlife viewing in the park.