Things to Do , Gorilla Trekking, Congo trip Ideas and Reviews.
Tourists attractions in democratic republic of congo are the key points that determine the Safari activities to be enjoyed while on a congo safari tour in the national parks of congo. Democratic republic of congo is the home for primates and wildlife adventures as advertised by congo tour operators.
Top Destinations to Visit in Democratic republic of congo.
See the resurgence of Goma
On the northern shore of Lake Kivu, Goma has been at the centre of the various wars that have engulfed the wider region. As a result, it’s had to become a master of reinvention. It’s the DRC’s tourism capital, if such a thing exists, and the main access point to Virunga National Park. It’s also got a surprisingly lively and youthful arts scene.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking Virunga National Park
Gorilla trekking in Virunga National park is the top safari activity enjoyed in Congo as the gorilla permit in congo is cheaper compared to other gorilla trekking destinations of Mgahinga National Park & Volcanoes national park rwanda. Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park. It comprises two jagged mountain ranges and game that includes lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos and numerous antelope species. Best of all, this park is renowned for its mountain gorillas. Track these incredible creatures through the dense forest and then peer into an active lava lake from the top of Nyiragongo volcano.
Sekenkwe mountain gorilla centre
Discover the orphanage Mountain gorillas after the gorilla trekking while in virunga national park once you booked your stay at Mikeno safari lodge in the middle of the jungle forests of Virunga National park. This is located at Rumangabo headquarters, which was established in 2010 as a result of donations from around the world . Because of the deemed lush forest in abundance of wildlife ,today the extra ordinary caregivers at the center protect the gorillas that have been victimized by poacher and animal traffickers.
Tchegera Island on lake Kivu
After the hassle of gorilla trekking & nyiragongo Climbing , relaxation adventure on lake kivu’s luxury lodge of Virunga Foundation at Tchegera Island .Tchegera island is suitably situated off the northern shore of Lake kivu and also offers spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes of Nyiragongo, Nyamulagira which add to the night drama by turning the night sky red with their glowing lava .Expect to encounter bird life in abundance in the island including; Cormorants, heron, and gulls making it favorite bird destination. Tchegera is the tremendous place because you can explore other parts of the island in a sea kayak or by paddle board
Experience the beauty of Bukavu
The beautiful, verdant town of Bukavu hugs the southern tip of Lake Kivu and serves as a departure point for the under-visited Kahuzi-Biega National Park and Idjwi Island. The former is home to eastern lowland gorillas and some great hiking; the latter is the second-largest lake island in Africa and a perfect spot for a few days peaceful relaxation.
The habituation is done in the forest near the headquarters of the park called Rumangabo and the process takes two years for the chimpanzees to get used to human beings.Congo now has three families that is open and can be habituated by the tourists.
It is now possible that chimp habituation and tracking are now available for all visitors who travel to Congo for their awe inspiring adventure.The activity is done ,any day, any date by the help of the trackers.
This habituation activity is new in the Republic of Congo, whereby it is done daily with a maximum group of 4 people per group/gorilla family per day. It starts at 6:00am although the trackers first leave at 5:00 am for the jungle to trace the whereabouts of the chimpanzees depending on where they spent the previous night, and on the group’s encounter, 4 hours is availed for spending time with them, studying their behaviors and also learning more from the guides and trackers.
Visit likeable Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi is the capital city of the mineral rich Katanga Province and DRC’s primary economic hub. It’s the country’s most diverse city, and has the best infrastructure, as well as good travel connections with the wider region. But it’s also a pleasant place to explore for a couple of days, with some fine Belgian architecture and good restaurants and accommodation options , its in this region that Upemba national park is located.
Discover Upemba National Park
Upemba National Park straddles the River Lualaba and is accessible from the towns of Lubumbashi and Kolwezi. It includes several lakes and picturesque riverine sections inhabited by hippos, crocodiles and aquatic birds. Wildlife stocks were previously decimated by poachers and militias but are slowly returning with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. For now, this beautiful park remains tantalizingly tourism free.
Feel the pulse of Kinshasa
Kinshasa is a crazy and sometimes scary place. Not for the faint of heart, this sprawling city on the banks of the mighty Congo River has some great nightlife, cultural offerings and music. If the chaos of the capital gets too much, on its fringes there’s an equatorial forest surrounding a beautiful lake called Ma Vallée with a tavern on its banks.
Explore Garamba National Park
Garamba national Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this remote national park in the northeast of DRC boasts a staggering array of habitats, from open undulating savannah grasslands to dense rainforests. Managed by African Parks since 2005, Garamba was once home to the last population of wild northern white rhinoceros and still boasts large elephant, hippo and giraffe populations.
Hang out with bonobos at Lolo Ya Sanctuary
Just 90 minutes outside of Kinshasa, this sanctuary provides a home for orphaned bonobos. These inherently peaceful primates, who resemble chimpanzees, are incredibly intelligent and known for solving most of their problems with sex. There are various trails through their forested enclosures, but you’re just as likely to find these loving creatures hanging around by the main building.