Half-day Eco-Excursion to Lola ya Bonobo SanctuaryThe Bonobos, our closest living relatives, with more than 99% identical DNA, are protected in a special preserve outside Kinshasa. Founded by Claudine Andre in 1994, Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos.This stunning and cute eco-tour provides a rich, educational experience. Bonobos are found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lola ya Bonobo, KinshasaYour guide will come to your hotel in the morning and pick you up in a comfortable 4 WD. The road after Kinshasa will be a little bumpy, but you will most likely be distracted by the scenery outside. Once you arrive at the Park, which is surrounded by the rainforest and has a lake inside, we can proceed to the trail that goes around it. If we are lucky enough, staff scientists or researchers will give us an introduction to the life of the bonobos in the wild and in the sanctuary. Some times they can be busy, feeding little baby bonobos or helping with daily needs of the sanctuary.You will be able to see several families, living on the territory, which highly resembles their natural habitat deep in the north of Congolese jungle.After the visit, the driver can take to a restaurant for lunch or just drop you off at your hotel. Duration: 3 hours