Things to do in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bonobo Sanctuary Half-Day Tour (Lola Ya Bonobo) provided by Explore Madagascar's South + West!

Bonobo Sanctuary Half-Day Tour (Lola Ya Bonobo)

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Half-day Eco-Excursion to Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary The 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.
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    Lola ya Bonobo
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your 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. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
4–5 hours
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Lola ya Bonobo
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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By: Explore Madagascar's South + West!
I was charged for this trip 296EUR. To my taste it is overpriced for riding a tuk-tuk + very mediocre lunch
My guide Edilson, was good. He knows the history of the places we visited, but the structure of the tour and servic
Close encounters
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Disappointing service
As the previous reviewer stated, the company did not allow for refund despite claiming so. We mixed up our dates in
Laura P
Laura P
Poor Communication from Company
Our group booked this tour for one week later than we intended, and although the site lists that they make no refun
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Stellan D
Stellan D
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French
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