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DR Congo Tours  and  Republic of Congo Tours take will take you to a once-isolated country with no tourism at all. This has changed dramatically over the last few years with publicity for the Virunga N.P. Other areas in this vast Central African country. Laba Africa Expeditions offers DR Congo Tours to this mysterious country.

Currently, the world’s largest Gorilla’s. Eastern Lowland Gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega N.P, relax on Tchegera island in Lake Kivu. Trek the endangered mountain Gorillas in the oldest national park in Africa. Our DR Congo Tours have it all. We will organize everything for your and take you to a once in a lifetime tour.

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We for experts in Congo gorilla treking tours and safari, Democratic Republic of Congo wildlife safari tours, or Hiking Mount Nyiragongo, Congo River Tours Dr.Congo Safari tours or Congo tour and travel. You will have a chance go to Congo for Congo monkey tours like Congo Banono Monkeys, Congo Chimpanzee trekking safari tours, Congo gorilla trekking safari tours to Virunga national park and Congo lowland gorilla trekking safari tours to DR Congo’ Kahuzi beige national park, hiking mount Nyiragongo trekking and climbing trips, 

Our DR Congo safaris will to the different Congo National Parks, Dr. Congo cultural and community to Batwa or Congo pygmies some people call them Bambuti. Congo birding safaris are also available We shall prepare everything for your Congo trip, as we are the information source on ground for DR.Congo travel advice , Best Time to Travel to Congo,  DR.Congo tours, when to visit DR.Congo, DR.Congo river tours, 

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Tourism in Congo -

Tourism in both Dr Congo and Republic of Congo is not popular for tourists despite the fact that the two Congo has a lot of attractions to offer to tourists. Those few tourists who have got a chance to come to Congo for tourism purposes will tell you that Congo is untamed with lot of tourist attractions for example both low land and Mountain Gorillas , Congo River, pygmy  tribes practicing their very old traditional life in forests, Mount Nyiragongo that’s home to the world’s largest volcanic lake Tourists coming to Congo for tourism purposes must know that Congo has no tourism infrastructures like its neighbors, flight delays are very common and some parts of the country are no go zone.

Dr.Congo and Congo Tourism involves going to trek Congo’s endemic primates such as Banobos, Congo Chimpanzee trekking tourism Congo Mountain gorilla trekking trips in Virunga national park and Congo lowland gorilla trekking safari tours to Kahuzi beige national park, hiking Mount Nyiragongo trekking and climbing trips, Dr.Congo Wildlife Safari tours to the various Congo National Parks, and Dr. Congo cultural and community tribes  

Is Congo the right Tour and travel destination for you?

  • Our Dr Congo Tours are not a typical African safari. They only meant for those adventurous travellers  who yearn for unique and remote experiences and purely off the beaten  path. 
  • Our Dr Congo Tours are meant for escaping the usual tourist stuff and explore outside of the the normal safari African Safari. 
  • Travelling in DR Congo requires a very high degree of patience and flexibility you will be  walking, using small wooden boats, spending a lot of time in the jungle and hotels are not on the same level as those home
  • Congo Tours are also for those looking for western lowland gorilla.
  • Congo tours are very extreme, they are not anywhere similar to those African safaris that you have been too. Visiting Congo is challenging and its not for everyone. You must know this before coming but Congo will be one of your best experiences in life
 
 

Best Things To See In Congo

Kinshasa

Is the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. As well as one of the 11 provinces, is Kinshasa. Chaotic and buzzing with energy and really huge – with over ten million residents. Established by Henry Stanley in the late 19th century, as a trading post it’s now likened to an African New York City.  Enjoy a boat ride on the Congo river tour and dive into the super culture. Checkout our Kinshasa City Tour Complete guide for your congo holiday and Congo tours

Loya Ya Bonobo

Take a Congo Tour to Lola Ya Bonobo is a sanctuary for orphaned bonobos and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dr Congo. A must-do when you come to tour Congo in the Kinshasa City area. Bonobos are closely related to humans say, scientists. You can only find them in DR Congo and its something that you should not miss during your DR Congo Tour

Kahuzi Beiga National Park

Another must to see in DR Congo is Kahuzu Beiga National Park. In the South Kivu Province stretching from the Congo River basin to Bukavu. Kahuzi and Biega are extinct volcanoes that now afford some incredible hiking. Created in 1970 to protect the Eastern Lowland Gorillas and later a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our Congo Tours will take you here.

Nyiragongo Volcano

Congolese City of Goma is always red thanks to the world’s most active volcano located in the nearby Virunga National Park. This Nyiragongo Congo Volcano has erupted in May 2021, destroying up to 25% of the surrounding land and leaving many homeless. Erupting 35 times in the last 130 years. Mt Nyiragongo has an active lava lake inside the crater which can sometimes be visited. The hike is now possible so it’s time to plan your congo tours  2022- 2023 Nyiragongo hike to see this world wonder.

 

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park Congo is located along the borders of Rwanda and Uganda. UNESCO World Heritage Site and and one of the best place to see Gorillas  in Congo. Virunga is DR Congo’s oldest national park, it’s also the most biologically diverse.  You’ll find lava plains, savannas, forests, valleys, active volcanoes, swamps, and even glacier peaks in the Rwenzori Mountains

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is shared between Rwanda and DR Congo and offers a relaxing vibe for the visitors. Many activities that you can do during your Congo tour on this lake Tons of banana and eucalyptus trees line the road and the locals will pause and wave as you pass by. Gisenyi is the largish town that was once a colonial beach resort and so has some nice old mansions and great places to stop for a day or two.

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

This should not miss on your Congo Tour, it has large variety of primates and exotic birds that call it home.  There are incredible opportunities for trekking to some even more incredible waterfalls within the reserve.
Landscapes along the Epulu and the Ituri rivers is simply stunning. Now calling the reserve home are the pygmy nomad tribes of the Efe and Mbuti hunters.  It’s a great place to see the endangered Okapi

The majestic Congo River.

The Congo River experiences are for those looking for something out of the usual tourist activities.  This is Africa’s most powerful river, the second most voluminous
river in the world, the fifth longest river and by far the deepest. It even passes through the second-largest rainforest in the world. The river divided the DRC and the Republic of Congo’s capital cities, Kinshasa and Brazzaville, making these two hubs excellent entry points to your Congo River expedition. A total of eight natural sites in the Congo River basin are protected as UNESCO World Heritage List making the area one of the most important centres of natural heritage in the world.
 

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Accomodation in DR Congo | Where To Stay in DR Congo

Lulimbu Tented Camp

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lulimbi tented camp dr congo tours

Lulimbi Tented Camp is a collection of ten pleasant canvas tents located on the savannah plains of Virunga National Park, on the banks of the Ishasha River.

Overview

Lulimbi Tented Camp is located in the center of Virunga National Park, and it is home to many elephants and hippos. From this quieter, off-the-beaten-path location, visitors have good access to savannah animals, knowledgeable rangers, and the option to engage in the area’s conservation. A common mess tent and eight en-suite sleeping tents make up the camp.

Service & Food

A dining tent with a restaurant and bar, as well as a separate lounge tent with a well-stocked bar, are available at Lulimbi Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the camp fees, but alcoholic beverages are extra.

Rooms

Lulimbi Tented Camp has ten private tents, four of which have two twin beds, four of which have double beds, and two of which have three twin beds. Each tent has its own bathroom, complete with solar shower and flushing toilet. The tents all have private verandas with views of the Ishasha River and passing hippos.

Activities

Guests can participate in elephant monitoring with rangers, chimpanzee habituation walks, birding, game drives, Lake Edward boat excursions, tilapia fishing, and trips to the Nyakakoma fishing community while staying at

Mikeno Lodge

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Mikeno Lodge is a luxury facility in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that offers the right blend of excitement and serenity. It is ideally positioned for gorilla hikes, as well as acting as a vibrant hub for the area’s unique birdlife and resident monkey population, and is consistently singled out for its comfort and friendliness of its staff.

Overview

Mikeno Lodge, located 90 minutes from the eastern city of Goma, has breathtaking views of the rift valley, Nyiragongo, and Mikeno volcanoes. The Lodge has twelve bungalows, each distinct but with a similar attitude and aesthetic: they are located in the surrounding forest and built from a combination of local lava stone, mahogany, and thatch. Baboons, colobus monkeys, and chimpanzees are common visitors to the Mikeno region, which is home to a variety of the Congo’s 1,185 recognized bird species.

Rooms

The design is lavish and modern, as in the main spaces, but with throws, furnishings, and textures that reflect the Lodge’s unique surroundings. All of the bungalows are private, with en-suite bathrooms, stone-carved baths, a fireplace (which is lit by candlelight when supper is served), double or twin beds, and decking with lovely views of the forest and hilly environment.

Tchegera Island Tented Camp

Tchegera Island tented lodge
lodges in dr congo

Lulimbi Tented Camp is a collection of ten pleasant canvas tents located on the savannah plains of Virunga National Park, on the banks of the Ishasha River.

Overview

Lulimbi Tented Camp is located in the center of Virunga National Park, and it is home to many elephants and hippos. From this quieter, off-the-beaten-path location, visitors have good access to savannah animals, knowledgeable rangers, and the option to engage in the area’s conservation. A common mess tent and eight en-suite sleeping tents make up the camp.

Service & Food

A dining tent with a restaurant and bar, as well as a separate lounge tent with a well-stocked bar, are available at Lulimbi Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the camp fees, but alcoholic beverages are extra.

Rooms

Lulimbi Tented Camp has ten private tents, four of which have two twin beds, four of which have double beds, and two of which have three twin beds. Each tent has its own bathroom, complete with solar shower and flushing toilet. The tents all have private verandas with views of the Ishasha River and passing hippos.

Activities

Guests can participate in elephant monitoring with rangers, chimpanzee habituation walks, birding, game drives, Lake Edward boat excursions, tilapia fishing, and trips to the Nyakakoma fishing community while staying at

Kibumba Tented Camp

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kibumba tented camp

The Lodge
The lovely thatched-roof and wood-framed main area is perched atop a hill, with stunning views of the tree canopy. Meals and icy cocktails are served in the lovely open-sided dining and bar areas, where downtime is spent between activities. There’s a wood-burning fireplace to keep things warm when the temperature drops at night. Because the camp is surrounded by electric fencing, wildlife wandering in and out is unlikely; however, keep an ear out for woodland owls and other jungle sounds.

Rooms
The 18 two-person tents are not only adequate but also extremely comfortable, with queen-sized beds and starched white linens, as well as hot-water bottles neatly tucked between the sheets for chilly evenings. Toilets and hot showers are provided in the en-suite bathrooms. There are even two wall outlets for your camera or phone, overhead lights, and plenty of refilled bottled water.

Fleve Congo Hotel

Elegantly designed. A soothing atmosphere. Excellent breakfast. Fleuve Congo Hotel by Blazon Hotels is located in Kinshasa, 9 minutes to Symphonie des Arts. It features free WiFi, a tennis court, and an outdoor swimming pool that is open all year. The air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms are equipped with a closet, desk, mini bar, and flat-screen TV. Some rooms at the hotel have a lounge and dining space, while others have a city or river view. Every room has a private bathroom with a hot tub and free toiletries. Breakfast is served everyday at the resort. Breakfast is available as a buffet, American, continental, or full English/Irish. This facility also offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free breakfast.

Useful information Congo Travels - Traveling to Congo

DR Congo Visa - Travelling alone

Starting at USD $359

If you are traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) on your own, Laba Africa Expeditions can arrange an invitation as well as all of the documentation needed to obtain a visa, with quick service and a simple form to fill out.

Laba Africa Expeditions will collect your personal information and travel dates before issuing you with a visa invitation letter, instructions, and paperwork. You will take our material, along with your passport and four passport photos, to the nearest embassy for processing once you receive it.

The rest of the requirements, such as flight tickets, passports, and hotels, are easily gathered with our assistance or on your own. So far, we have a perfect track record for obtaining visas for visitors and clients.


Documents may be required by different embassies. Please check with that embassy and choose the type you require. If they ask for more, you can get it later here online and by communicating with us.

Congo DRC visa on arrival at Kinshasa Airport) is only available to nationals from countries where there is no DR Congo embassy.

10 Congo tour

10 Days in the Congo

Day 1: Arrival Kinshasa Congo DR

Day 2: Zongo

Day 3: Kisantu

Day 4: Mbanza
Day 5: Muanda

Day 6: The Mangrove Park

Day 7: Boma and Matadi

Day 8: Kinshasa

Day 9: Explore Kinshasa

Day 10: Return home

Price per person : $3500 USD
3500 USD single supplement

prices are based on 5 Pax

Climate

Despite the proximity to the equator, the climate in Rwanda is rather mild and one speaks of a tropical highland climate. The temperatures are usually between pleasant 19 ° C and 25 ° C.

Some parts of the country, it can cool down significantly at night due to the high altitude. In the west of the country, at Lake Kivu, it is mild and temperate, cool in the highlands, sometimes with relatively high humidity. The average temperature in the highlands is around 19 ° C. It is usually warmer in the east.

Two dry periods and two rainy seasons. A short dry spell extends from December to January, with average temperatures in Kigali of around 20.3 ° C. The great rainy season is from February to May. During the great dry season, which lasts from June to mid-September, Kigali is around 20.5 ° C warm. In the little rainy season.

Safety

Due to the unstable political situation in the country, the republic is considered a less safe travel destination in contrast to some neighbouring countries. That’s why our DR Congo Tours are only on reservation and with prior checking of the current security situation.

Eastern regions are often less secure than other parts of the country due to the high mineral density and disputes over influence. In larger cities, beware of pickpockets and behave discreetly.

Visa Facilitation on Booked Congo Tours

  • Prices for visa documents appear to be increasing year after year. Another price increase occurred in 2022-2023.

 

  • There is currently no less expensive way to obtain the documents offered. You could try just the letter. Please contact your embassy.

 

  • Normal letters can take up to three weeks to arrive.
  • There are no fast way to Congo visas because we are not the government and do not have control over it.

 

  • It is best to begin as early as possible.
    Please select the rush option if you require service within 4 to 9 open business days.

 

  • We will begin the application for the invitation letter the following business day after receiving all necessary information.

 

  • Without payment, no visa services will be rendered or initiated. Payment is non-refundable and must be made in advance. 

 

  • You will be registered as in-country with the DGM.
    If you book a tour with us, we can arrange and sponsor your DR Congo visa on arrival at the border with Kisoro in Uganda or Goma for about $105-120 USD paid to the DGM (the government) at the border. We can also provide a VIP waiting area at the Goma border trust us that you will appreciate that.

15 Days DR Congo Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kinshasa Congo
Day 2:  Tour of the capital Kinshasa
Day 3: Visit N’sele river and bivouac on the Batéké plateau
Day 4: Batéké Plateau
Day 5: Zongo
Day 6: Kisantu
Day 7: The old trains of Mbanza-Ngungu
Day 8: Inga
Day 9: Muanda
Day 10: Mangrove National Park
Day 11: Boma
Day 12: Kimpese Falls
Day 13: Return to Kinshasa
Day 14: Visit of the bonobos
Day 15: Return flight (Sun)

Price per person  4000 USD per person
Supplement for single: 650 usd

Based on 5 PAX

Infrastructure

In fact Congo’s road network is only marginally developed and only about two per cent of the roads are paved. This is mainly due to the fact that the heavy rains in the Congo Basin make the conditions for road or rail construction difficult. Waterways are therefore preferred throughout the country.

Since navigable rivers run through two-thirds of the country, this facilitates the connection between the cities. The electricity and water supply, like the road network, is worse. Only about ten per cent of the population has access to electricity and water. A telephone or mobile network is usually only available in larger cities and it does not always work reliably there either.