Kinshasa City Tour

Our Kinshasa City Tour Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and has a population of over 10 million. The city is growing rapidly and there are many new buildings and roads being constructed, but it’s still an interesting place to visit. There are many cultural sights and attractions, including the National Museum, which has a large collection of Congolese art. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars, as well as markets where you can buy local produce. A Kinshasa city tour can provide a comprehensive overview of Kinshasa’s many attractions.

Kinshasa city tour will take you to some is some incredible colonial-era architecture. Start your kinshasa city tour at the Royal Palace, built in 1879 and now home to the presidential offices. Next stop: The Independence Monument, erected in 1924 in honor of Congolese independence from Belgium.
The old town district offers plenty more interesting sights, like the imposing Catholic Cathedral (1883), the colorful market square (1884), and several impressive government buildings.

On your Kinshasa city tour, you will be able to sample Congolese music that has a long and colorful history, with a diverse range of styles and sounds. It can be traced back to the slave days, when locals and drummers entertained their masters with lively rhythms. Over the years, Congolese musicians have adapted their music to reflect the country’s many cultures and regions. Today, there are numerous styles of Congolese music, ranging from Rumba to Soukous. Some of the most popular performers include Papa Wemba , Awilo Longomba, Koffi Olomide among others

Best Places to Visit on your Kinshasa City Tour

Lola Ya Banobo

Most Kinshasa city Tours will take you to Lola Ya Banobo. Banobo monkeys are social animals that live in groups of up to 30 individuals. Groups consist of mothers and their offspring, as well as adult males and females. Groups interact with each other by feeding, grooming, and fighting. Banobo monkeys use vocalizations to communicate with each other, and they use scent to identify individuals within their group.

If you’re looking for information on Lola ya Bonobo , check out the Lola ya Bonobo  sanctuary. Bonobos are, in fact, called dwarf chimpanzees, and these apes only live in central Africa. The place that Lola ya Bonobo  is situated in is called Kimwenza. Bonobos are at risk of extinction, and have even recently been designated as numbers one and two on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s endangered species list.

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The Musée National de Kinshasa

Kinshasa is a vibrant and important city in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Our Kinshasa City Tour will take you to The National Museum of Kinshasa is one of its most important museums, and it is well worth visiting. The museum has a variety of exhibits, including artifacts from the Congo’s past, religious objects, and artworks from throughout the country.

 46,000 priceless objects, covering a diverse array of topics including the country’s history, wildlife, rivers, lakes and the different tribes that call Congo a home.

Teatre De Verdure

This outdoor Theatre was build by the former Congolese President Mobuto Seseseko in the year of 1970. It is a nice place to visit while on your Kinshasa City tour. The place today is used for various shows, art and music festivals by local musicians. 

Kabila's Mausoleum

Your Kinshasa City Tour is not complete with out a visit to monument to African dictator Laurent Kabila is a prominent landmark in the city of Kinshasa. The bronze and granite sculpture was erected in 2001, following Kabila’s death. The structure stands more than 20 feet tall and features a statue of the former president atop a podium. The monument is located near the central square in downtown Kinshasa city.

A Kinshasa City tour is not complete without a visit to  to the Kabila Mausoleum. It is a roughly 25-foot tall statue of a bald-headed, firm-featured, Congo former despotic president Laurent Kabila. The statue has its finger raised to sky and a little book in hands

An art statue built in North Korea was conceived by a group of North Korean artisans who continued to work overseas as the Mansudae Overseas Project. Ironically, while North Korean economics and lives suffer, concealed by a huge government propaganda campaign, Pyongyang’s own propaganda has become one of its most successful exports.

The Statue was built by Joseph Kabila also a former president of  Dr Congo and Son of Kabira the Senior. The context of Kabila in the North Korean construct might be more aesthetic than of himself. Based on locals, the statue head’s look like its not belonging to Kabila himself but to Kim Jong Il. The only change was welding a bloated and sour Kabila face on top.

Ma Vallée Lake - (My Valley Lake)

Lake My Valley is a Man-made Lake located in the quite neighborhood away from the chaotic Kinshasa city. It is found in Kinshasa district of Kimwenza. The lake was a popular gate away for the colonial administrators and locals who visited it for leisure, sport and relaxing. It is possible to have a picnic here for just a few dollars and in case you need food, its important to order in advance.

The lake was named “Ma Vallee” since it was a private property. Next door is the lovely Lola Ya Banobo Sanctuary also a perfect get away. To reach to the lake, you have to pass in front of the Kimwenza railway station and cross the railway that was built in the times of Belgian Congo, a few meters before crossing the river.

History of the lake The Lake was made and landscaped during the 2nd World war by a Belgian Colonialist and expatriate after having acquired this land in 1939.The lake was very popular by that time with Belgian and tourists until the 1960s when the owner was murdered by soldiers, his son took it over but was also killed shortly. It raised fear among the Belgian family who decided to hand it over to the Catholic church to run it. At the moment, the lake is managed by Africa Park Aventure a private company that was given the concession to run and take care of this lake.

Tourism : Ma Valle Lake is a cool place for hiking, kayaking but swimming is not allowed probably because due to the depth of the lake 22 m or possible presence of Pathogenic Microorganisms in the water but you can go sport fishing, ziplining and more activities. You have a chance to eat in a nice restaurant just on site with a view of the lake.

Ma Vallée Lake has always been one of the most popular tourist attraction just after the Lo la Ya Banobo  in Kinshasa as far as from the 1950s until now. It is possible to visit both sites on the same day.

Kinshasa City Night Life

Night life is a big part of the Kinshasa culture. From going out to having fun, from dancing to drinking, from partying to watching sports, there are many activities that you can do in Kinshasa.

There are many different ways of getting out and enjoying yourself in Kinshasa. From going out with friends to dating, from dancing to watching sports, there are many activities that you can do in Kinshasa. There are also several clubs where you can go for a night out with your friends or just dance away on the dance floor. You should not miss these clubs Fiesta Club , Millionaires Club , Enigma club

What you must know before your Kinshasa City Tour - DR Congo Tour

Here’s afew things you need to know about Democratic Republic of Congo before you come.

The DR-Congo is one of Africa’s  most interesting and vibrant places. As a non popular tourist destination, there’s a whole lot of discoveries to make with that feel of exploring untouched tourism as a pioneer, tasting new traditions and lots of sincere moments of interactions with the locals. In the Congo, you can feel the real hint of the African motherland. It will not be the journey for the faint hearted if you are the type but it will be worth it as you will never regret being part of the first story tellers of one of the world’s last untouched heart of humanity.We suggest DRC as a destination for experienced travelers.

Money in DRC

The local currency is the Congolese Franc( CDF). What is exceptional about this currency is that it cannot be converted or taken out beyond the boundaries of Congo. With individual note denominations nearly worthless, it is often easier to use US dollars but always endeavour  not to use old dollar bills or small denominations( anything below a US$ 20 note).

Traveler cheques and credit cards are rarely accepted here ;creditcards are only accepted in one or two  deluxe hotels in kinshasatherefore your best bet is to travel with a carefully concealed money belt containing US dollars.

Money can be changed around the port but its advisable t find a reliable contact.(don’t hesistate to ask around where you are staying)

Safety While on your Congo Tour. 

For those comimg for Photography, avoid taking photos of public installations especially that of bridges, government buildings and the airport as these are considered places of national security. Taking unsanctioned photos can lead to arrest.

Do not walk around at night and think twice about walking alone during the day unless you are sure of the route. Take the advice of the locals in matterds of personal security wherever. If you are involved in any accident,do not hang around as mobs may appear  quickly.  Always carry a copy of your passport.

Malaria remains widespread in the DRC thus check with your GP before leaving home and all the necessary precautions must be taken.


Dear visitor to congo, you will need a visit. This is a must have. If flying into Kinshasa, it is essential to get a visa before usually costs approximately US$ 75 for a month , single entry visa or US$ 135 for a 60 day multiple entry tourist visa. For those who opt to get into Congo by land you can always get a visa at the border within 24hours.

For visas for onward travel, if possible procure your onward travel African visas from your home country before departure. This is especially true for Angolan visas which require an introductory letter from an inlander first. The easiest visa to get in the DRC is the one for Congo (Brazaville) a short hop across the Congo river.

Climate and when to go.

Apart from the high altitude zones, most of the country is hot and humid year-round with daytime inversions lingering around 30 degrees Celsius. As you move near the coast, rain is scanty  but increases significantly as you extend to the inland.

Th best time to plan your travel depends largely upon which area of the country you are most likely to visit. The dry season (probably the best time to visit) in the North is from the months of December to February while in the south it usually runs between the months of April and October.

Enjoy your visit to one of Africa’s undiscovered Destinations  Congo.

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