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.
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;-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.