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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Discover the Vibrant Wonders of the DRC | Two Weeks
An adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes, thrilling wildlife encounters, and vibrant cultural experiences. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a rich, diverse ecosystem and warm, welcoming locals that promise an unforgettable experience for travelers.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
About the Event
Day1 Arrival in Kigali
Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will meet ou tour guide who will welcome you and breifly introduce you about upcoming activities then you will be driven to your hotel For resting. In the evening sightseeing, enjoy the view a thousand hills country and one of the cleanest city in Africa. Overnight in Kigali.
Day2: Transfer to Bukavu
On this day very early in the morning you will get transferred toward south western province of Rwanda have en route visit to Nyanza King Palace Museum where you will have insights into Rwanda’s monarchical systems and the colonialism that caused its abolition in the 1960s and serves as a traditional royal home in Rwanda where visitors enjoy the culture. In the museum, you learn of Rwanda’s history from the 15th century through the artifacts and traditional materials displayed, and get to trace the Rwandese culture’s evolution. after that you will proceed to Rusizi border on time .The border closes at 3pm. Overnight in Bukavu.
Day3 Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi biega national park
In the morning after breakfast, you will head for the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Trekking lowland Gorillas is an amazing experience, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, it usually takes 1-4 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas and unlike Mountain Gorillas which can be found also in Rwanda and Uganda, Eastern Lowland Gorillas are endemic to the DR Congo. This comes as a once in a lifetime experience! Later in the afternoon drive back to hotel in Bukavu Have lunch in explore Bukavu with a city tour visit local market which will allows meet and experience local life.
Day4: Boat to Goma and Goma City tour
In the morning after your breakfast you will drive to Bukavu port in time to catch the boat to Goma on the lake Kivu . You will enjoy the scenic views of the lake with the island along the route. Upon you arrival in Goma you will proceed with Goma City Tour and visit Virunga Market the busiest market in Goma where you will be able to buy crafts and after that you will check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Fly to Kinshasa proceed with a short
· In the Morning following the breakfast you will head to Goma Airport for you flight to Kinshasa
· On your arrival to Kinshasa you will checking to your hotel for your Luggage drop off and Lunch and proceed with a city tour
· Independence Square
· Mausoleum of the Late President Kabila, including his statue design by North Koreans (see how it looks like Kim Il Sung’s statue)
· Rumble in the Jungle 20th of May Stadium (Tata-Raphael Stadium)
Overnight in Kinshasa
Day 6- Explore Kinshasa
· Statue of Patrice Lumumba, designed by North Koreans
· Palace of the People
· Parc Ngaliema, including the old statues of King Leopold and Stanley
· Marble Palace, the old residency of Mobutu
· Overnight in Kinshasa
Day 7 – Kinshasa – Zonga Falls
· In the morning we’ll leave Kinshasa and head for the Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary. Here they keep bonobos that were rescued from local markets, doomed to be sold for bush meat. We’ll learn more about the bonobos and see how the locals try to give the bonobos their life back.
· In the afternoon we’ll start our drive to the Zonga Falls.
· Experience the Zonga Falls, the falls have a drop of around 60m and flow down from the Inkisi River before the water joins the mighty Congo River.
· Overnight stay at the Zonga Falls.
Day 8– Zonga Falls – Matadi
· Today we’ll make our way further south towards the city of Matadi, located at the border with Angola.
· We’ll make various stops along the way for photos, while we make our way through the mountains and jungle of Bas Congo.
· Upon arrival in Matadi we’ll start exploring the city. Matadi is a mountainous, historic and humid city and serves as the capitol of the Bas Congo province. Moreover, it serves as a big port city for ships going to Kinshasa or the Atlantic.
· During our tour through the city we’ll visit the big electrical dam, Point Belvedere, OEBK bridge, the colonial port and the local market.
· Overnight stay in Matadi.
Day 9– Matadi – Boma – Muanda
· After breakfast we’ll board our boat on the Congo River. The river borders Angola and we’ll be able to experience life next to one of the most important rivers in the world. We’ll see plenty of fishermen looking for the famous tigerfish but also big ships heading towards Kinshasa.
· Halfway on our way to Muanda we’ll stop at Boma, a town was the former capital of the Belgium colony and also the place where Belgium handed over the country to the Congolese in 1959.
· In Boma we’ll the historical city with its preserved colonial architecture, including the first (metal) church, the cathedral and the first cars (what’s left of it) that arrived in Congo in 1905.
· See the famous Baobab Tree, here it is said that Henry Stanley spend his first night after having travelled through Congo.
· We take a sunset boat trip (while passing by various Shipwrecks) for our last stretch to the Atlantic, towards the city of Muanda.
· Overnight stay in Muanda.
Day 10– Muanda
· We leave Muanda and visit the Mangrove National Park.
· In the park we take a boat trip to remote fishermen villages and experience local life remote from any other place.
· See how the fishermen go for oyster fishing.
· In the afternoon we return to Moanda, a colonial seaside town and the biggest city of DR Congo on its small Atlantic Ocean coast line.
· We visit the local market and take a walk along the old colonial buildings, before we head to the village of Banana.
· Banana (yes, it’s the real name) was the first colonial outpost in Congo and was occupied by the Dutch and Portuguese before Belgium took over. Today it is famous for its beautiful beach and the ancient buildings (including canons) that remain from bygone times.
· We check out the Zero Point, here meets the Congo River the Atlantic Ocean.
· Overnight stay in Muanda.
Day 11 – Muanda - Kisantu
· We jump back into the car to make our way towards Kinshasa. Instead of the boat we take now a car, so we get to see a different side of the province. Along the way we’ll make various stops for photos and relaxation (which is necessary with the bumpy roads).
· We drive towards Kisantu, a typical Congolese village.
· Upon arrival we’ll explore the town and find ourself a nice place for a cold drink.
· Overnight stay in Kisantu.
Day 12– Kisantu – Kinshasa
· Relaxed morning in Kisantu before we continue the last stretch to Kinshasa.
· Slowly on we’ll see the immense city of Kinshasa again, estimates are that around 17 million people live here.
· We’ll go for some last minute shopping before we head to a great restaurant with a view of the Congo river for our goodbye dinner.
· Overnight stay in Kinshasa.
Day 13 – Kinshasha
· Airport drop off, end of the tour.
Two Weeks DRC TourUS$8,738.40