CONGO NATIONAL GAME PARKS

Democratic Republic of Congo recorded to be the Africa’s second largest country is considerably vast and her biodiversity is unmatchable. However, the political unrest that has characterized her for decades compromised the conservation efforts leading to heavy loss of wildlife species.

 But the destination Congo still feature a range of National Parks and following the ceasefire especially to the East of the country, the wildlife populations have began to breathe again.  The notable Congo Safari National Parks include; Virunga National Park, Garamba National Park, Salonga National Park, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Kundelungu National Park, Mangroove National Park, Upemba National Park and  Maiko National Park.

It is in these National Parks that remarkable wildlife species including the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the Eastern Lowland Gorillas, the endemic Bonobos, endemic Okapi, the wild game including the African Big five among others thrive presenting rich ground for Congo Safari tour activities like Gorilla Trekking, Bonobo tracking and game drives.

The Congo Safari National Parks also shelter unique landscapes including the Nyiragongo Volcano with the world’s most violent and largest lava lake in Virunga National Park while others like the magical Congo River traverse many of them.

  Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd puts together a range of Congo Safari packages that enable you explore these magical National Parks in detail.  

Virunga National Park

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The Virunga National Park formerly named Albert National Park lies in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the border with Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains in the North and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park in the East.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park

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The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border.

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

The wildlife reserve is situated in Ituri district, northeast of the Democratic republic of Congo; near the border of Central African Republic in the North; Sudan in the North East; and Uganda in the west.

Maiko National Park

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Lying east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Maiko is a National Park divided into 3 sectors that spread in a total area of about 10,885Km². It is shared by provinces of North Kivu, Orientale and Maniema.

Upemba National Park

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About 1899Km (25Hrs), south east of Kinshasa capital, lies Upemba National Park (Parc National De l’Upemba). The park is situated in the South east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga province, Hauti-Lomami District.

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