The tour to M'banza Congo, zaire province, is organized by Luzaya, a travel and tourism agency, from Friday to Sunday or from Saturday to Sunday. The tour includes transportation, from the place indicated by the customer (round trip in the same place.On Fridays the departure is at 18h and on Saturdays we leave at 5h. It also includes food and tour guide. It's a 9 hour drive, we make a few stops along the way. The Promenade is more for exploring the history of the city of the ancient kingdom of Congo, the one that today belongs to the world heritage. M'banza Congo is some 500km from the country's capital.A minimum of 3 people is required to carry out the activity. We will have the opportunity to talk with the Soba of the commune of Nza Evua, who tell us much about the region, climbing the incredible grotto of the Nlombo. Let's still enjoy meeting the commune, talking to the people there, and getting to know the gastronomy of the place.
The tour begins in Luanda, from where we leave, we pass the province of Bengo, where, depending on the weather and conditions, we stop for breakfast, then we follow the commune of Nza Evua (translation New Elephant), there will be our first stop, for lunch, we take advantage of and, if possible, meet and talk with the commune soba to tell us the history of the region and still know the people of that locality, visit the Grotto of Nlombo, an incredible space, the forces, because of the climbs and still the difficult exercise inside the grotto. However, before entering the cave we will enjoy a small ritual, obligatory, made by Soba, who on his tongue, will speak with the ancestors to allow us to enter and wish that everything goes well. "It is worth remembering that if it is possible to take some materials for donation the commune will be very good"Arrival in the city of M'banza Congo, scheduled around 6:00 pm if we leave on Saturday and 12 noon if we leave on Friday. Then we will sleep in the hotel of the city, the Hotel Estrela do Congo.The next day we will continue our tour of the city of Mbanza Congo with a visit of the historical heritage, guided by local guide, where we can hear the history of the Kongo Kingdom tradition, first kingdom in contact with the Portuguese navigators, where the first church was built Catholic Church in Southern Africa.A few meters from the museum is the "Sunguilo", where they washed the bodies of the dead kings and the "Mpinda a Tadi", place where the bodies were embalmedThe Cathedral of Kulumbimbi (first Catholic church) also found a Baptist church, and the tomb of Mrs. Mpolo (mother of the King buried alive for having disobeyed the king's orders that prohibited the use of traditional treatments, to show the people that it did not make any difference , condemned his own mother) and Tadi bukikua day (first palace of the King of Kongo)On the way back we will visit the waterfall and our last stop is in the municipality of Nzetu, where we enjoy lunch and get to know the beach.Arrival in Luanda is scheduled for 19/20 Sunday