Congo Safaris

Also known as the Democratic Republic of Congo or Congo – Kinshasa, this country has had a series of conflicts and arange ofarmed rebels occupy its pristine forests including the Allied Democratic Force (ADF), M23, etc.; but now peace and security has been restored especially in Kivu region where most tourism destinations are located, including Virunga national park – the home of mountain gorillas, Mount. Nyiragongo and Kahuzi Biega national park – home of lowland gorillas. This has therefore boosted tourism in this country because of different unique attractions that are interesting to watch.


Formerly known as Zaire, the Democratic Republic of Congo is located in Central Africa and is the second-largest country in Africa after Algeria. DRC neighbors countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania in the east, Zambia and Angola in the south, Gabon in the west and the central Africa Republic in the North.


What to do and see during Congo safaris?


There is much to see while on a Congo Safari but you cannot finish all since you have limited time but what you will discover will create everlasting memories. Our expert team will design the itinerary that will create a memorable experience, taking you in safe places that are highly protected. There is a lot to discover while on a Congo Safari ranging from endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and extinct volcanic mountains. Congo safaris lead travelers to different national parks and iconic attractions, including;-


Virunga National Park


This historical park is one of the oldest in Africa which was formed in 1925 to protect the endangered mountain gorillas. It’s located in Virunga Mountains at the border of Rwanda and Uganda. Virunga national park has beautiful landscape and rich biodiversity which makes it a must-visit while on Congo Safaris.


While in this park, visitors can engage in gorilla trekking safaris, hike to the Peak of Nyiragongo Mountain, undertake bird watching tours, Visit the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage, chimpanzee trekking and so much more.


Kahuzi-Biega national park


This was named after the two volcanoes - Kahuzi and Biega where the park is located. This park is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, famous for protecting endangered families of Eastern lowland gorillas. You can now trek these rare species while on your Congo Safari in Kahuzi-Biega national park. Visitors also have a chance to trek Chimpanzees which inhabit this park as well as Virunga national park. Bird watching is another activity that can be done here.


Salonga National Park


It harbors the largest rainforest in Africa and its biodiversity of flora and fauna makes it a must-visit destination. The park is constantly supplied by the Congo River and this makes it perfect point to quench the thirsty of animals found in the park. There is a lot to look out for while in this park and among others include Dwarf chimpanzees, forest elephants, Bongo antelopes, hippos, African golden cats, slender snorted crocodiles and leopards. You can engage in different activities while visiting this park and these include hunting, fishing, bird watching and so much more.


Garamba National Park


Listed among the UNESCO world heritage sites, Garamba is one of the less-visited national parks in eastern D.R. Congo. This is a Savannah national park and while on the game drive, visitors stand a chance of spotting different wildlife species such as rhinos, giraffes, hippos, and antelopes like Jackson harte beests, bush bucks and water bucks.


Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary


This sanctuary is found in Kishansa city, Congo’s largest capital. The sanctuary is aimed at protecting the endangered Bonobos–pygmy chimpanzees living in the wild. The Bonobos are mostly known to be the most peaceful apes compared to other primates. Visiting this sanctuary can create the best experience while on your Congo Safari.


Other activities that you can take while on Congo safaris include; Visiting the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage near Mikeno Lodge, visiting the great water bodies like Lake Kivu and River Congo, Boyoma and Livingstone falls, visiting stone caves like Kakanda, Dimba, Matupi and the okapi wildlife reserve tour.


For the best memories and wonderful Congo safari, contact a professional tour operator to organize a memorable safari experience you’ve always dreamt of. Congo safaris can be tailored to suit your budget, schedule and tastes / preferences.

Explore Congo Safaris


The Nyiragongo Package

Our Nyiragongo package is about exploring the spectacular Mount Nyiragongo, an active Volcano that forms part of the Virunga massif in East and Central Africa. This 11385-feet mountain…

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Mikeno Mist Package

Our Mikeno Mist Package is a 4 days / 3 nightsmountain gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo climbing safari in the iconic Virunga National Park. This package in unlike any other Congo…

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Le Petit Mikeno Package

The Le Petit Mikeno Package is a must-do Virunga safari that involves 4 days of comprehensive discovering of its raw beauty. It comes with 3 nights that encompass two nights at the…

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The Virunga Package

When we talk of the Virunga classic package, we are talking about a tremendous trip to the magical Virunga Volcanoes National park characterized by initial accommodation at different…

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3 Days Kahuzi - Biega Gorilla Tour

3 Days Kahuzi - Biega Gorilla Tour

Take this 3 days Kahuzi-biega gorilla safari in DR Congo where you will encounter the Eastern low land gorillas that are known to have the highest population size in all the gorilla…

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7 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Kahuzi-Biega National Park Safari

Have a great memorable safari as you choose this safari where you will visit two national parks in DR Congo that is Kahuzi-began and Virunga national parks. You will experience both…

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The Gorilla Extravaganza Package

The Gorilla Extravaganza Package

The gorilla extravaganza package presents visitors with an opportunity to pay a visit to all the 4 habituated gorilla families and visiting their favorite family for the second time.…

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The Great Ape Package

The Great ape package is an extraordinary safari package characterized by one night at Mikeno lodge, another night at Ngila, two gorilla treks and two more nights at Mikeno lodge. The…

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