Mt. Kahuzi is one of the 2 dormant volcanic mountains that Kahuzi-Biega National Park protects. It is a dormant volcano, notably had its last active volcanic activity towards the end of Pleistocene. It is the highest of the 2 volcanoes rising up to about 3317m and stretches to cover the Mitumba range in the West shores of Lake Kivu along the Albertine rift. The Eastern side of Kahuzi-Biega National Park lies within the Mitumba mountain slopes.
Hiking Mt. Kahuzi
Mt. Kahuzi offers amazing volcano climbing experiences to adventure seekers on Congo holiday safaris. Remarkably, your volcano hiking tours in Mt. Kahuzi can be incorporated with Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking adventure. Climbing to the summits of Mt. Kahuzi can take you about 4 hours to ascend and back 3 hours. On actual hike, visitors are accompanied by park guides and en-route, you have amazing sight of primates, birds and other mammal species. While at the summit of Mt. Kahuzi, expect breathtaking views of Bukavu Town, Kahuzi-Biega National Park Lake Kivu and surrounding areas.
Climb Mount Biega-the second highest peak in the park 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.