Welcome to Democratic Republic of Congo

While real stability remains many years away, the presence of the world's largest UN peacekeeping force has bred some optimism among its tormented but resilient population. In the Northeast, this optimism and the small but fast-growing tourism industry centred on the incredible Parc National des Virunga were derailed by the kidnap of two British nationals in May 2018. With the park closed since, the future for one of Africa's most thrilling destinations is even more challenging.

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$215 Kid Friendly

Sightseeing tour of Kinshasa

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Musee National de Kinshasa (National Museum), KinshasaDiscover Kinshasa's vibrant culture and history on a private tour of the city that explores local landmarks, a bustling marke

$714 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sapeurs and Rumble in the Jungle Muhammad Ali Stadium Kinshasa Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Saloon Kinshasa, KinshasaKinshasa is the third largest city on the African continent, capital of Africa’s third-largest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). It is a major commercial center on the continent, with its enormous natural resources creating an increasingly booming economy. Its population of more than nine million people inhabits a vibrant city of varying contrasts situated on the southern bank of the vast Congo River. It faces Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, located on the northern bank. The two cities are the only two capitals in the world that face each other. The heart of Kinshasa, its large commercial and residential center, is Gombe, home to excellent restaurants, embassies, and fine hotels.

$215 Tours & Sightseeing

Kinshasa Night Life Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Saloon Kinshasa, Kinshasa-We transfer club to club or bar to bar (or where you like) with safe private vehicles. (when you're tired of somewhere or want a change, we whisk you to the next spot!)

$572 Tours & Sightseeing

Eco Excursion Bonobos, Ma Valle and Lukaya

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Musee National de Kinshasa (National Museum), KinshasaThis stunning and cute eco-tour provides a rich, educational experience. Bonobos arefound only in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

$1800 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Congo gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: Kigali to Bukima in DR CongoIn the morning, you will be picked up from your lodge by our driver guide who will drive through kigali heading to the Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will take you roughly 4 hours to reach Goma where you will have a stop over for lunch refreshment. Later, dinner and overnight stay at Rusina Hotel.Day 2: Gorilla tracking in CongoYou will have a morning breakfast and then transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers. here you will be told the rules while trekking to ensure a peaceful and enjoyable experience,. you will then hike into the jungle searching the allocated gorilla family. Interaction with the gorillas will last for an hour after which you will descend back to the starting point. Non flash light cameras are the only ones allowed to take photographs. Dinner and overnight at Rusina Hotel.Day 3: Return to KigaliHave a morning breakfast and return to kigali for your return flight.End of the tour

$1300 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

5 days gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth national park safari

Day 01: Begin your 5 day Ishasha tree climbing lions and Bwindi Gorillas safari. You will be picked and briefed by Encounter Africa Safari’s guide who will then drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will pass several small towns, roadside markets, have a stop at the Equator crossing and Lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family. Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.  Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.Lodging: Broad Bill Forest CampMeal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner Day 03: Drive to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National Park After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive from Ruhija side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, relaxation followed by a late afternoon game drive in Ishasha in search for tree climbing lions and other wild game whose chance of seeing them will highly depend on your luck of the day. Day 04: Morning and afternoon game drives in Ishasha After breakfast, you will drive to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National park for your morning game drive. Ishasha is popular for tree climbing lions and chances of seeing them climbing depends on your luck of the day. Ishasha has other animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many othere. You may also drive to River Ishasha to see the border of Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo. Return to the Lodge for Lunch and then evening game drive in Ishasha.Lodging: Ishasha Jungle Lodge Day 05: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport Having explored all parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out.