This 5 Days Bonobos and Kinshasa City Tour bring you to Kinshasa city and its surrounding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It brings you through a majestic boat cruise on the mighty Congo River and a game drive at Parc de la Vallée de la Nsele. Moreover, you will visit the Bonobos, our closest living relatives, sharing more than 99% of our DNA, this will be after a once in a lifetime experience at one of DR Congo’s favorite destinations Zongo Waterfalls.
What to expect on this 5 Days Bonobos and Kinshasa City Tour
Day 1. Pick up from the airport and drop-off to your hotel
You will be met at N’djili International Airport by an Eco Adventure Safaris representative who will whisk you away to your hotel. Spend the Night at Fleuve Congo hotel unwinding.
Day 2. Game drive at Park de la Vallée de Nsele and boat cruise
After breakfast in your hotel in Kinshasa, proceed to Parc de la vallée de la N’sele. Parc de la vallée de la N’Sele is a park located in the western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the commune of Maluku. It is approximately 90 min from the city center Kinshasa. Not only it does offer conservation, but it also provides a space for relaxation and entertainment. The Park offers tourists fresh and pure air. It is being populated with more and more animals representing the biodiversity of the Congo. It contains lions, impalas, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, rhinos, elephants. In addition, there are a lot of activities around the park. Cycling, kayaking, hiking or riding the Zip line. For the moment, the herbivores live in freedom. Lions, crocodiles, monitor lizards are in an enclosure. Ultimately, all animals should be released from enclosures to live in freedom.
After game safaris in Parc de la vallée de N’sele, you will go to safaris beach for the majestic one-hour boat cruise on Congo River. The cruise is done in a motorized wooden canoe like locals where you will immerse in a captivating cruise on the river for an entire hour. Enjoy the sunset at Safari Beach with a mesmerizing view on the mighty Congo River.
Overnight at Safaris Beach.
Day 3. Kisantu Botanical garden and Zongo falls experience
In the morning, you will leave your hotel. Right after, you will start the 5 to 6 hours journey to the Zongo-Falls. Located 130 kilometers (90 miles) from Kinshasa, Zongo Park provides a lovely setting & a spectacular scenery to the Zongo Waterfalls. Before you reach the falls, you will stop in Kisantu for 1 hour to experience the Kisantu Botanical Garden. Right after you will continue your journey to the gorgeous Zongo falls, one of DRC’s most spectacular sights. Getting to the viewpoints involves some hiking, but watching the water roaring over the precipice into the river is unforgettable. What makes Zongo waterfalls unique is the water vapor that rises to the sky when the river water hits the ground. If time allows, in the evening, you will go to the beach located 10 km away from the waterfall at the shore of the mighty Congo River to capture a beautiful sunset and experience the massage waterfall.
Dinner and overnight at Selli Safari Resort.
Day 4. Lola Ya bonobo and Kinshasa City Tour
You will leave in the morning from Selli Safari Resort, to reach the bonobos sanctuary at around 11 am. The Bonobos are our closest living relatives, with more than 99% identical DNA, are protected in a special preserve right outside Kinshasa. The sanctuary is surrounded by the rainforest and has a lake inside. Just as you enter the sanctuary, you will be brought to the briefing room. The visit is done in groups, the first group starts at 10 am. The others are done after an interval of 1h30’ up to 4 o’clock when the final group is supposed to end the last visit.
After Bonobos Sanctuary, proceed to your hotel (Fleuve Congo Hotel), spend the rest of the day unwinding after a long trip from Zongo.
Day 5. Drop-off to Hotel / Airport
After morning breakfast, you will go for a crash Kinshasa city tour where you will discover Kinshasa’s vibrant culture and history on a tour of the city that explores local landmarks, a bustling market, and the banks of the churning Congo River. Traveling with a local guide, you’ll learn the stories behind each place you see, from the National Museum to Kabila’s Mausoleum and the Place of Independence. Dinner Chez Flore Restaurant, and overnight in your hotel in Kinshasa.
In the afternoon, you will be transfer to N’djili International Airport for departure.
End of the trip
PAYMENT TERMS: The visa fees is to be paid in full up front to confirm your booking. This Safari Tour Requires 30% deposit upon booking and the rest to be paid one week to safari.
VALIDITY: This quotation is valid for 30 days. Bookings are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
All permits and entrance fees
Full board accommodation (Bed and breakfast, dinner, lunch)
Congolese visa (400 USD)
Congo Airport infrastructure tax for passengers leaving DR Congo (55 USD)
Covid19 related expenses (no arrival PCR test required for fully vaccinated passengers)
Tips and souvenirs
Alcoholic drinks (available on purchase)
Souvenir photos (available on purchase)
Why book the 5 Days Bonobos and Kinshasa City Tour with Eco Adventure Safaris?
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