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Lola ya Bonobo

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Address: Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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A must do in Kinshasa....although not the easiest place to get to !!! There is a lovely park that is just across the dam with nice waterfalls & cold beer etc !!!

Reviewed 7 October 2016
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

A must do in Kinshasa....although not the easiest place to get to !!! There is a lovely park that is just across the dam with nice waterfalls & cold beer etc !!!

1 Thank Numzani
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The place itself is well organized. all the signs are painted, all the paths are well maintained and mark. You have a chance to really come very close to these magnificent creatures. Don't miss the video presentation at the entrance. Very educational.

1 Thank Ilan B
Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice place to meet with these rare creatures. Went there several times. Lovely colorful tropical flowers in the garden. And Bonobos really make love, not war!

1 Thank Vadrozsaszirom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good place for weekend visits from Kin. About 1h with no traffic. The tour in the park lasts about 1h and half and is a nice outdoor walk. Guides are knowledgeable and nice and the bonobos provide the additional fun.

1 Thank alesbin
Nice, France
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to see bonobo and beautiful place outside the city of Kinshasa. Lot of explanation about the bonobo. It gave me the opportunity to discover the nature of Congo which is quite difficult in Kinshasa.

1 Thank ARegularCustomer
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is an expansive place - bonobos seem happy and well treated. Not too many tourists. Close to Kinshasa.

1 Thank whitney162
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A must visit if in Kinshasa. Get up close and personal with these super intelligent creatures. You can also feed the babies. They love to cuddle.

1 Thank DaPunch
Somerset West, South Africa
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great place to visit...it's clear that the foundation looking after these little cousins of ours is in dire need of support, so please visit. It's a great outing outside Kinshasa, educational and you can see the bonobo's are much loved and well looked after....I loved the interaction between the people working with these little clowns every day...too cute

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United States
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The trek is a little arduous, but things in Kinshasa usually are. The bonobos were great to see, our guide was very knowledgeable, and it was great to watch them play. Great scenery and a place to eat that looks suspect but is delicious is just straight ahead from the parking area.

Thank Heather H
Freital, Germany
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I went with friends to see the paradise of the bonobos and it is definitely worth a visit. The tour was is French but I had a great translator to assist me. On the tour most of the signs are in English as well so it was great to get to know the bonobos. It took us 1.5 hours to... More 

Thank Nele0608

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