Located 40 km west of Bukavu. It takes approximately 1 to 1½ hours to drive from Bukavu to the entrance of the park depending on traffic. Follow the road heading towards Kavumu Airport and turn left at the intersection in the town of Miti. Keep driving straight until you reach the Tshivanga visitor centre.
Getting to Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Eastern Congo
In case you are within DRC especially in Bukavu Town, it is possible to drive to the park 40kms about 1 hour and half. Setting off from Goma Town to Kahuzi-Biega, it is 230kms, approximately 5-6 hours’ drive. From Rwanda to Kahuzi-Biega, expect to take 6-7 hours on the road or fly from Kigali airport to Goma or Kavumu airports.
From Bukavu Town in the DRC, Kahuzi-Biega National Park just 40kms away and from Goma Town, it is 230kms.
From Kigali Rwanda, a road trip to Kahuzi-Biega National Park covers about 6 to 7 hours.
The roads to kahuzi biega national park are rough and even it needs paying toll fees to connect from one province to another.
The park can be accessed via the following routes.
- Starting from Rwanda Side on Road it take 6 to 7 hours driving from Kigali town to the city of Cyangugu, also named Kamembe (station border of Ruzizi I). It’s the nearest town to Bukavu, after crossing the two borders, it takes an hour and half driving to reach the Park Headquarters and the nearest accommodations in the Park
- Starting from Burundi side it takes 3 hours driving, you will have to cross Rwanda border of Ruwa then Ruzizi 1. It’s the shortest way to enter into the national Park from Burundi.
- Starting from Uganda connecting to kahuzi Biega national Park is quite tiresome as the visitor may seek overnight stay in Musanze for the case of visitors that have crossed to rwanda via Cyanika Border and the next day early morning take a serious drive to reach Bukavu town.
Visitors can board RwandAir or any airline setting off from Kigali airport to Goma airport/Kavumu airport.