Discover DR Congo

Congo beckons as an enigmatic and enthralling destination, certain to enrapture your heart and beckon further exploration. This guide offers a glimpse into the tapestry of wonders that await, setting ablaze your desire to embark on a unique journey of your own. Whether you're delving into the heart of ancient rainforests to encounter elusive bonobos, tracing the footsteps of gorillas in lush landscapes, or tracing the riverine pathways amidst diverse wildlife like forest elephants and captivating birdlife.

Congo's Wildlife Places

An odyssey through Congo's national parks, where diverse landscapes converge in harmony. Explore untamed beauty and encounter wildlife in their natural realms.

What you'll do

Embarking on Your DR Congo Expedition: A Smooth Passage

Embarking on an adventure in DR Congo is marked by seamless journeys. Your gateway is N’Djili International Airport, well-linked to major global cities. Esteemed airlines such as Congo Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Turkish Airlines offer accessible flights. Upon arrival, opt for a hired vehicle, taxi, or arranged transfer with your tour operator, ensuring a seamless transition to your chosen abode.

Timing Your Venture: An Equatorial Paradise

DR Congo, an equatorial paradise, extends a warm welcome throughout the year. The inviting climate ensures a pleasant experience regardless of the season. The dry season, from June to September, holds particular allure. Bask in sun-kissed days, cooler temperatures, and minimal rainfall—an ideal setting for immersive outdoor pursuits. Alternatively, the wet season, spanning October to May, is equally captivating. This phase witnesses heightened wildlife activity, including gorillas, amidst lush vegetation. Prepare for occasional muddy terrain by wearing appropriate footwear, allowing you to embrace the experience fully.

Where to Stay

Opulent Oasis: Immerse in pure opulence at renowned lodges like Mikeno Lodge, Bisate Lodge, or Virunga Lodge. These refined sanctuaries are ensconced within the majestic landscape, offering sweeping views that seamlessly blend luxury with DR Congo’s breathtaking scenery.

Cultural Retreats: Embrace authenticity through stays in traditional Congolese dwellings or locally-managed eco-lodges. Partake in genuine cultural encounters, weaving your story into the vibrant fabric of local life and forging meaningful connections.

Affordable Comfort: Embark on budget-friendly escapades without sacrificing comfort. DR Congo’s economical guesthouses provide snug accommodations and essential amenities, ensuring your stay is both cozy and pocket-friendly.

What to Do

Embark on a journey of discovery in DR Congo, a sanctuary that beckons nature enthusiasts with its myriad landscapes and enthralling wildlife encounters. Here are the essential highlights awaiting your exploration:

Gorilla Odyssey in Virunga: Embark on a transformative adventure in Virunga National Park. Immerse in the mystique of the landscape as you encounter the rare and majestic mountain gorillas in their untouched habitat—a humbling and exhilarating experience that resonates deeply.

Safari Marvels in Garamba: Garamba National Park unveils an enchanting realm of diverse wildlife. Safari drives and river expeditions unveil the captivating ballet of elephants, lions, and hippos against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Garamba Falls.

Equatorial Riches in Upemba: Traverse the diverse ecosystems of Upemba National Park, where equatorial forests intertwine with wetlands. Game drives and aquatic safaris allow you to witness the astonishing tapestry of creatures thriving in their natural habitats.

Chimpanzee Encounters in Kahuzi-Biega: Embark on an encounter with our closest primate relatives in Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Journey through ancient rainforests to witness the playful antics of chimpanzees, creating memories that stand the test of time.

Cultural Immersion: Engage with local communities and delve into the vibrant tapestry of Congolese life. Experience traditional dances, crafts, and rituals that provide insights into the nation’s rich and diverse heritage, leaving you enriched by the cultural mosaic.

What to Eat?

Embark on a culinary odyssey in DR Congo, where a diverse blend of influences coalesce to create a symphony of flavors, celebrating local ingredients. Explore the culinary treasures awaiting your palate:

Chikwanga – A Traditional Delight: Delve into the heart of Congolese cuisine with Chikwanga, a dish made from cassava flour and palm leaves, wrapped and steamed to perfection. Experience the authentic essence of the region’s flavors.

Fufu and Ndakala: Savor the rich taste of Fufu, a staple made from yams or cassava, accompanied by Ndakala—a tantalizing sauce crafted from groundnuts, tomatoes, and spices.

Liboke – A Congolese Specialty: Immerse yourself in the world of Liboke, a dish where fish or meat is marinated in a flavorful blend of herbs, spices, and vegetables, then wrapped in banana leaves and cooked to perfection.

Riverine Delights: Explore the bounty of Congo’s waterways, indulging in delectable freshwater fish prepared using local techniques and spices, offering a true taste of the region’s aquatic treasures.

Local Experiences: Venture beyond the ordinary and unearth hidden culinary gems unique to DR Congo. Engage in local markets and eateries to relish the flavors of Congolese specialties, each dish embodying the nation’s vibrant cultural mosaic.

DR Congo at a Glance

Population Size:

96 Million 


Congolese franc (CDF)

Geographical Size:

2,345,410 km²

Best time to Go:

December to February and June to September


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