Best places you should visit in the Democratic Republic of Congo
What are the best places you should visit in the Democratic Republic of Congo? The Democratic Republic of Congo has been experiencing many political instabilities that have caused the destruction of people’s properties and also left the whole country in fear which has affected the tourism industry of the country. But the government has been working hard to chase away these rebel groups from the region. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second biggest country in Africa. which is occupied by the Congolese as the local people. It is one of must-visit destinations due to its rich biodiversity ranging from mountain gorillas, chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation, active volcanoes, and others
Yes, these are best places to visit while on your safari to Democratic Republic of Congo;
Virunga national park.
While no your Congo safari travel to the eastern part of DR. Congo where you find Virunga national park. where you will see one of the most active volcanoes in the world which are known as Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamulagira. Virunga national park is a natural habitat for two great apes that is the rare mountain gorillas and chimpanzee communities that one can visit in Mahura forest, The Lulimbi sector is known as the best place to view wildlife animals and these include hippos, savannah elephants as well as over 700 bird species which is best for bird lovers. spare some time and visit Tchegera Island for relaxation after visiting mountain gorillas or hiking an active volcano in the world.
Garamba national park
Garamba national park is one of the large natural areas in the Northeastern parts of the country near the border of South Sudan. In 1938 is when this area was gazetted and it is covering an area of 1938 square kilometers. Garamba national park is standing at an altitude of 2,300-3,500 feet, the park is filled with an extensive plateau, unending grasslands, and savannahs. While on your trip here, you will see various wildlife includes elephants, white rhinos, black rhinos, hippos, buffalo, giraffes, and others.
Kahuzi Biega national park.
This Park is popular in the world due to its rich biodiversity of lowland gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas. It is found in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo covering an area of 6000 square kilometers. Its name was derived from two extinct volcanoes which include Mount Kahuzi at an elevation of 3,308 meters and Mount Biega at 2,790 meters. The Park was gazetted in 1980 to protect 136 mammals including the lowland gorillas, over 350 bird species and other primate species in the park are chimpanzees, Columbus monkeys, and animals to see in place are hyloche, bush elephants, bush buffalo, and others.
Salonga national park.
This is one of the best places to visit in the Democratic Republic of Congo for wildlife encounter. It was gazetted in 1956 as a home of many large mammals and is the biggest rainforest not only in the Congo but entire Africa while second in the whole world. It is also under the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. On your visit to this park, you will see the African golden cat, bonobos, Bongo antelopes, leopards, forest elephants, leopards, bushpig, bushbuck, forest buffalo, and others. Birders visit this park and see countless bird species like the cattle egret, black stork, yellow-billed stork, and so on. There is only one way to access the park which is by using a boat.
Mount Nyiragongo is elevated at 3,470 meters above sea level. Mount Nyiragongo is sited just 20 kilometers north of Goma town and in the west of Lake Kivu on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. On its top, there are two cooled lava benches which include the lower one at 2,975 meters and one lava bench is at 3,175 meters. Nyiragongo mountain has erupted 34 times and it last erupted on 22nd May 2012. On your Congo safaris, try hiking this mount and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the world.
On your African safari, spare some time visit the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo and enjoy the beautiful views of the city for your entire lifetime. Activities to do while on a tour of the city are visiting several areas like churches and cathedrals, Art museums, water bodies, Congo River, Lola ya Bonobo, and others.
Lola Ya Bonobo
A visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo with visiting this sanctuary is incomplete so visit Lola Ya Bonobo and get an opportunity to spend more time with orphaned bonobos that lost their parents due to the pet traders who hunted them for bush meat. The sanctuary is still welcoming other bonobos so that to protect them from danger.
Generally, the Democratic Republic of Congo has many tourist destinations but the above-mentioned places are the ones that one who visited the Country should not miss out. Since it is the second biggest country in Africa so it is difficult to visit every attraction but if you visit the above places, you will not remain the same.
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