Kundelungu National Park- Congo Wildlife Safari tours
Explore the Kundelungu National park which is located adjacent to the Upemba national park in the same region of Katanga province in the democratic republic of congo while on a congo wildlife safari Tour. Kundelungu National park is stretching up to 7600 square kilometers and it was a private hunting ground before its was declared to be a protected areas for wildlife conservation and hunting activities were suspended as it became illegal for hunting safaris in Kundelungu national Park.
Kundelungu national Park is made up of two zones which is the western part that is offering the Lofoi Falls and scenery is of great Adventure as you will hike up to 165m above the sea level.
The waterfall is more fascinating and stunning in the rainy season, even though the sight is unforgettable in all circumstances, and considered to be the highest waterfall in the continent with majestic water falls, of which it consists of two most emblematic with the Lofoi area the falls of Masansa and those of Lutshipuka,(swimming pool) where it is possible to swim.
The park is located 180 km North East of Lubumbashi on the plateau from which it derives its name and rated amongest the eight National Parks in the country. It is connected by an ecological corridor with Lake Upemba in the Katanga region, allowing migration of the Fauna.
The park is referred to as a sister park to Upemba National Park, and it is located to its right,but they are slightly different regarding to the habitat and the vegetation, whereby Upemba National park consists of Savannah plains with Miombo woodland in various areas whereas, Kundelungu National park is fully covered with Miombo.
The ecosystem is mainly grassy Savannah type on immense steppes dotted with forest galleries, characteristics of Katanga, and the fauna that is supposed to shelter would include; Antelopes, Jackals, Porcupines, warthogs, snakes, monkeys, buffalos, Hippopotamuses a great variety of birds such as egrets, marabouts, pelicans. To a small extent, there also a few Lions, cheetahs, leopards, Zebras, but no one knows especially in the case of the big cats, if there they still exist, therefore it is extremely rare and complicated to see them, so visitors should not rely much on them, but instead content themselves with the beautiful landscape which is worth for the tour.
Getting around Kundelungu National park
Since the roads have already been groomed, its therefore much more safe than before and a good 4×4 fleet remains ideal to drive on all the roads of the park. The falling point of the reserve is the station of Katwe which has a shelter where it is possible to lodge for the night, and the same price of the lodge can also be paid for one camp at the top of the falls whereby beautiful views of the sunset can easily be observed-with equipment and guards availed.
The ICCN must be paid for in Advance in addition to purchasing the $ 40 expatriate license and paying$15 per vehicle. The lodging is correct but rudimentary and without electricity , there fore, it is always recommended that you carry everything with you before leaving Lubumbashi , such as food and water including that for the driver as well as the guards. But if you are camping, then you will need to carry a flashlight and sleeping bag( because a few covers are provided and not always not enough).