Things to Do in Congo & A Bucket List of Attractions

Among the nations of Africa still unknown is DR Congo. Here is the Top best things to do in the DR Congo when you start your Congo Tours. Trekking gorillas is among the top activities available in the DR Congo. The interactions with these exquisite primates in their native habitat seem unreal. Have fun trekking Nyirangongo’s active volcano.

You might draw some raised eyebrows if you announce you are leaving for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Really, what can one do in the DRC? Although most people travel to the heart of Africa for the amazing gorilla trekking possibilities in Virunga National Park, we have developed some more equally exciting things to get your teeth into on a DRC safari. Let’s go; pack your sense of adventure!

Best Things to Do in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Things to Do in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Virunga National Park

Top picks for activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The first national park in Africa, Virunga National Park boasts mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and the amazing, active Nyiragongo volcano (climbed on an exciting two-day trip). Plan your visit to Virunga with Kabira Safaris & Tours Africa. Most expeditions start and finish in Goma; many visitors base themselves there and conduct day trips into the park since staying overnight in the park is so expensive. Although there isn’t public transit to the park, you can reserve 4×4 from us!

Mount Nyiragongo

Active volcano Nyiragongo soars above the city of Goma and the nearby Virunga National Park, spewing plumes of smoke into the heavens before becoming a fiery beacon seen for miles around after dusk. Maybe DRC’s most amazing single sight. Those who complete the five-hour climb will be rewarded with views into the explosive lava lake below, therefore transforming their trip to the top into a totally top experience. Make your visit with us here on our DR. Congo Tours.

Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary

Just beyond the spread of the metropolis, west of Kinshasa, this outstanding effort offers a home for orphaned bonobos. Originally assumed to be chimpanzees, bonobos are actually a different species distinguished by far greater peacefulness than their cousins. With just approximately 50,000 remaining in the wild, they are also under threat. Though the playful bonobos usually hang out close at the front, especially in the morning, paths here lead around the big, forested enclosures.

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park

Situated on the western bank of Lake Kivu and Rwanda border, the park is east side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), near Bukavu town. Established in 1970 by Belgian conservationist and photographer Adrien Deschryver, the two dormant volcanoes Mount Kahuzi at 3,310M and Mount Biega at 2,790M span an area of 6,000 square kilometers, so defining one of the biggest national parks in Congo with both lowland and mountainous terrain. Because of its unusual rain forest habitat and lowland Gorilla beringei, sometimes called as Gorilla beringei and regarded as severely endangered, Kahuzi-Biega National Park was designated in 1980 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the greater area of the park is lowland, the smaller section is mountainous. With remarkable diversity in its plant and animal life, Kahuzi-Biega National Park is among the most significant places in the Albertine Rift Valley and among the most ecologically rich areas in Africa and the globe at large. With six distinct main vegetation types— swamp and peat bog, swamp forest, high-altitude rainforest, mountain rainforest, bamboo forest and subalpine heather as well as the endemic plant Senecio kahuzicus found on the summits of Mount Kahuzi and Biega at altitudes above 2,600 meters—this is one of the rare areas in Sub-Saharan Africa where the transition in vegetation zones from the lowland to Highland is clearly observable. Among the nicest things to do in DR Congo is this park.

Garamba National Park

Visiting Garamba national park is among the Top finest things to do in the DR. Congo, even if Many who come for the DR. Congo tours visit less of it. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the park. Those on a tour of the park should be in for breathtaking views of an endless African grassland and savannah. Giraffes, hippos, rhinoceros, antelope, and many varieties of birds call the park home. Mass poaching sadly threatens the amazing array of big species in the area. While on a safari, visitors should exercise caution since rebel and armed organizations from other nations have occasionally sought cover in the more remote sections of the park.

Congo River Cruise

Additionally available on this great river are boat tours from our DR Congo Tours. After the Nile, the Congo River is the second longest river in Africa at 4371 km; its average flow rate of 40,000 cubic meters per second makes it the second biggest river worldwide after the Amazon. With measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 feet), it also is the deepest river on Earth. Starting in southern Katanga at 1435 meters, the river flows through Kisangani, Mbandaka, Kinshasa, Matadi, then toward the Atlantic Ocean, close to Banana. Between the two sections, navigability is limited by a series of rapids that will produce a great hydro-electric dam “Inga” that feeds the DRC and other neighboring countries with electricity. The great part is navigable from Kisangani to Kinshasa and Matadi in the Atlantic Ocean (and extremely unnavigable in between and outside those spans, deadly so). Boat rides on this river allow us to visit some of the tribes living beside the Batwa people of the forests. The boat tour approaches rather near to Top attractions in the DR Congo

Here is the best activities in DR Congo as you consider starting your African safaris.