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Tag Archives: DR-Congo

Garamba National Park in DRCongo

A herd of elephant on a green plain - Garamba, Congo

Garamba is exceptional as it not only provides spectacular savannah scenery with its associated wildlife, but also boasts extensive sections of forest that house forest specialists. This variety of habitats has resulted in an exceptionally high biodiversity. Garamba is situated in the district of Haut-Uélé in the north eastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, adjacent to the ... Read More »

Salonga National Park – D.R.Congo

Salonga National Park

Salonga National Park is Africa’s largest tropical rainforest reserve covering about 36,000 km², it is defined in law as ‘une reserve naturelleintegrale’ in the sense of the 1933 London Convention and declared a World Heritage site in October 1984. It extends into the provinces of Bandundu, Equateur, Kasaï Occidental and Kasaï Oriental. Situated at the heart of the central basin ... Read More »

Okapi Wildlife Reserve in DR Congo

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The Okapi Wildlife Reserve, established in 1992, helps protect the habitat of the okapi and many other species, as well as local indiginous people, the Mbuti pygmies. The Reserve encompasses 13,700 square kilometers (1.5 times the area of Yellowstone National Park) of the Ituri Forest in the northeastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the very heart of ... Read More »

IDJWI ISLAND in Lake Kivu:

Sunset on Idjwi Island

“Africa’s Forgotten Island” Idjwi is the world’s tenth largest inland island, stretching 25 miles down the centre of Lake Kivu to cover an estimated area of 110 square miles. Only 2 miles wide in places, the island has a long shoreline relative to its area. The island has rugged mountains and has inadequate infrastructure hence the transport to and from ... Read More »

Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP)

“Welcome to KBNP, Home to the Eastern Lowland Gorilla” The KahuziBiega National Park (KBNP) is a World heritage site located in South Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was established in 1970 primarily to conserve the Eastern Lowland Gorilla (also known as Grauer’s gorilla). An IUCN Category II National Park, KBNP is considered the most important single ... Read More »

Congo River Expedition

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Congo River Expedition takes travelers to explore and enjoy the hidden beauty of DR Congo. The Congo River (le fleuve Congo; in the past also known as the Zaire River) is a river in Africa and the world’s deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 ft). It is the second largest river in the world by ... Read More »

RwenzoriMassiff: The Mountains of the Moon in Virunga – DRCongo

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The Rwenzori Mountains are easily Africa’s best kept secret Congo’s spectacular Rwenzori Mountainsin the north of Virunga National Park include glaciers, lakes, and unusual flora,making it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas. Expeditions to Africa’s 3rd highest mountain begin at the park’s northernheadquarters of Mutsora and reach thebase of the glaciers in four days at 4,400metres. Those prepared for a ... Read More »

Nyiragongo Volcano Treks

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At 3,470 m, Nyiragongo, one of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes, towers above the thick jungles of Virunga National Park. Nyiragongo is a large stratovolcano. This type, also known as a composite cone, is the most picturesque of the volcano types with gentle lower slopes that rise steeply near the summit, and then break to reveal the smoking ... Read More »

CHIMPANZEE TREKS IN TONGO FOREST, DR Congo

Chimpanzees in Tongo-DRC

Located in the southern sector of Virunga National Park, west of the park headquarters of Rumangabo, Tongo is a unique forest island and home to a small population of chimpanzees. The forest lies on one of the lava flows from Nyamulagira Volcano and is estimated to be 300 years old. Chimpanzee Treks Opening in January 2012 HISTORY Beginning in 1987 ... Read More »

Nyanza Royal Palace

Nyanza Royal Palace is an impressive and enormous domed structure created entirely with standard materials. This ancient Royal Palace of the Rwanda monarchy is situated within the town of Nyanza approximately 35km north from Butare inside the Southern Province with the nation. The palace sits on top of a hillock with commanding views. The palace is really a basic art-deco ... Read More »