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DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), situated in Central Africa, is a mosaic of stunning landscapes, including dense rainforests, vast savannahs, and towering mountains. Renowned for its incredible biodiversity, the country is home to rare species like mountain gorillas. DR Congo's cultural richness and natural wonders offer a compelling and immersive journey.

What You'll Love Doing

Gorilla Trekking

Encounter endangered mountain gorillas in their habitat.

Congo River

Navigate the meandering waters, revealing mesmerizing landscapes.

Nyiragongo Volcano

Ascend for stunning views of molten lava.

Kinshasa Market

Immerse in vibrant markets pulsating with Congolese culture.

Cultural Dance

Witness traditional dances echoing Luba and Kuba heritage.

Historic Kingdoms

Explore the rich history of the Luba and Kuba kingdoms.

Parks You Would Love

Explore the untamed beauty, diverse ecosystems, and awe-inspiring landscapes as we take you on a journey through the heart of our cherished national parks.

Kahuzi-Biega

Virunga

Kahuzi-Biega

Virunga

Sample Itineraries

Indulge in the allure of Congo with our thoughtfully crafted sample itineraries. Each journey is a tapestry of vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and thrilling wildlife encounters.

Western Lowland Gorillas – Congo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the DRC safe for tourists?
The DRC’s security situation can vary significantly depending on the region. While certain areas, like Kinshasa and some national parks, are generally safe for tourists with proper precautions, other areas experience ongoing conflict and instability. Thorough research and consulting reliable travel advisors are crucial before planning your trip.
Do I need a visa to visit the DRC?
Visa requirements depend on your nationality. Most visitors need to obtain a visa in advance from a Congolese embassy or consulate. Be sure to check the latest requirements well before your trip to avoid complications.

Get a yellow fever vaccine (required for entry), and consider shots for hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, and polio depending on your health and activities. Talk to a travel doctor 4-6 weeks before your trip to create a personalized vaccination plan.

What is the best time to visit the DRC?
The dry season (June to October) offers warm weather and less rain, ideal for wildlife viewing and trekking. However, it can also be peak season with higher prices. The wet season (November to May) has lush landscapes and fewer crowds, but some roads and activities might be limited due to rain.
What are some of the must-see attractions in the DRC?
Discover diverse wonders in DR Congo’s national parks. Virunga offers gorilla encounters and volcanic hikes. Kahuzi-Biega unveils rainforest treasures with lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. Salonga boasts the world’s largest rainforest with bonobos and elephants. Kundelungu showcases waterfalls and unique rock formations. Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary invites you to witness the playful intelligence of bonobos and learn about conservation efforts.
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