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How to Go Backpacking During The Visit to Kahuzi biega

11 May
Eastern Lowland gorillas

How to Go Backpacking During The Visit to Kahuzi biega

How to Go Backpacking During The Visit to Kahuzi biega

As Kahuzi Biega National Park tourism is booming at the peak for Endangered Gorilla Trekking in the Park , Travelers planning to visit Democratic republic of congo as back packer should take not of the following advise that i have found important for the time i have been living in the park as Ranger.

Eastern Lowland gorillas Congo is a known well destination to be the home for the endangered apes ranging from the eastern lowland gorillas, Mountain Gorillas & the Western Lowland Gorillas in the famous Garamba National park , Car rental seems to be complicated in congo as roads tend to be in bad conditions but we recommend that you find the most reliable congo safari company to enable you take an adventure at the most lowest rate possible to explore the great apes in African adventure destinations like in Virunga National Park.

It is phenomenal that every traveler must have a back packer majorly for the most important small things. A wrong choice of backpack means more shoulder pain and may be back pain too. In essence, a bad backpack causes unnecessary pain during your holiday.  You can save yourself all that pain if you follow these handy tips that I have put together based on several experiences from various travelers that I have shared this issue with;


For all practical purposes, male travelers should look for a backpack in the 55 to 65 liters category while female travelers should look for backpacks in the 45 to 55 liters category. I do understand that a lot of travelers want to carry the entire kitchen sink and if you do end up carrying it, carry it in a large trolley suitcase and not in a backpack. I have recommended the volume based on the average weight that one can comfortably carry on their back for long durations without complaining of any pain.

Proper and Comfortable Fit

A backpack should hug your back in a way like how a glove hugs your hands in a snug fit. Fit is super essential in getting the right backpack. There are 3 fits that one needs to take into account: Shoulder Fit, Lumbar Fit and Hip Fit. It is best to walk into a store to see which backpack fits you best as backpack fits typically varies with shoulder width, torso length and waist size.

Choosing a day pack for your travels

These days, backpacks come with small daypacks that can be detached from the main backpack. While, these are super convenient and helpful, I do not prefer them as they affect the center of gravity while wearing the pack. But, if this option works for you, do opt for it, as it will offer you the convenience of a backpack and a daypack in one piece and for the price of one.

Semi Rain Proof Pack with a Rain Cover

Most backpacks come with rain proof material, but it is their zippers that are not rain-proof. The ones that have rain-proof zippers don’t last for long. My choice is a good semi rain-proof pack with a rain cover. The rain cover can either come with your pack or it can be purchased separately.

Should not blow like a Balloon

There are many backpacks that expand like a balloon on adding clothes and gear. You shouldn’t prefer such backpacks as they affect fit, center of gravity and end up taking too much weight. Go for packs that are a tight fit and thereby ensuring fit, posture, center of gravity and weight. Such packs come in very handy while you go on mountaineering expeditions, trekking and other adventure activities.

Many Compartments

The ease of packing and unpacking in a backpack depends on the number of compartments it has. Always prefer the ones that have top loading, middle loading and bottom loading facilities. That way, you can separately take the heavy items from the top, my clothes from the middle and my sleeping bag from the bottom without tossing the contents of the entire backpack. There should also be small fit pouches where you can store things that require quick access.


Like most baggage, backpacks also get thrown around at airports, train stations and bus stations and they also have to bear the elements. Hence, it is recommended that you choose a backpack that has a tough exterior with anti-tear properties.


Backpacks have to be light. It helps with airline weight regulations and is also appreciated by your shoulder.

Easy to Identify

Like with all baggage, buy a backpack that is easy to identify or at least put some sticker or badge that allows for easy identification.

Lockable Zippers

There is some level of mental satisfaction if you can put a lock on your backpack zippers. This helps everywhere especially at airports and in hotels. But, don’t trust these lockable zippers to store cash, electronics and or jewelry.

Planning for a Gorilla Safari to congo mainly focusing on Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tour , Find the list of trusted tour operators to offer you an adventure of a life time.

Travelers indeed of Car rental Services , contact car rental Congo that has proven to be providing extra ordinary car hire services for visitors that wish to be picked up from Rusizi Border to bukavu and from Bukavu to Kahuzi Biega on the day of Gorilla Trekking in the jungle.

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