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The DRC Safaris houses some of the most spectacular DRC National Parks in the world. Visiting one of these parks will open up a world of smoking volcanoes dissecting huge swathes of rainforest thrumming with life, and endangered animals roaming freely.

Gazelle Safaris Africa has a list of must-visit DRC National Parks to help you plan your DRC Safari Tours.

Virunga National Park

Spanning over 7,800 square kilometers, Virunga is the oldest national park in the country. And, is probably the best place to see African wildlife at its finest. From forest to swamp, savanna to lava plain, erosion valley to an active volcano, Virunga offers a new terrain, alluring landscapes with exciting new discoveries, waiting at every turn.

Top Highlights

  • Spot hippopotamus lounging in the rivers
  • mountain gorillas trek
  • Elephants & lions in their natural habitat
  •  Soaking up the sun, and coming face to face with the world’s largest population is fascinating.
  • Active volcano

Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga

This national park is the star attraction of the DRC Safaris. You can track habituated eastern lowland gorillas (Grauer’s gorillas) chimp orphanage at Lwiro where around 40 to 50 chimps are kept in prime conditions.

Top Highlights

  • Meet the endangered baby Chimps
  • Grauer’s gorilla trekking

Bombo Lumene National Park

Coming from Kinshasa, this will be the first spot of your DRC safari. This thriving rainforest is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the local wildlife. Also, you can springboard into the surrounding savanna and grasslands.

Things To Do

  • dive into the waters for a swim
  • fish from the banks
  • enjoy a picnic in true serenity
  • hike among the lush greenery

Dive into a world of natural wonder with a trip to the stunning DRC Destinations with Gazelle Safaris Africa. Visit our site today to know more about our customized and most unique DRC Safari Packages.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The dry seasons of December, January, and February are the Best Time To Visit DRC.

You must produce a visa issued by the nearest DRC Embassy to your country of residence. The easier way is to apply at the DRC embassy in your home country or country of residence.
Alternatively, you can let us process the visa on your behalf prior to commencement of your DRC Safaris.

Even though the official language Democratic Republic of Congo is French, there are a number of indigenous languages prevalently spoken in all parts of the country including Swahili, Lingala, Kikongo, and Tshiluba.

The DRC lies in two various time zone which is the West Africa Time (UTC+2) as well as the Central Africa Time (UTC+1)

Yes, though you have to be above eighteen years of age. You can purchase alcohol from the various supermarkets, food hubs, and bars.

Yes, tipping is accepted in DRC, though it’s not mandatory. The locals consider it as a polite way of appreciating the good service rendered to you. The amount however solely depends on you. Bear in mind that a 10% service charge is included in all your restaurant and hotel bills.

We do not recommend trying to obtain cash in DRC at this time. Instead, you can bring your cash. (either Uganda Shillings, Rwandan Francs, or US Dollars). Travelers’ cheques are not recommended as well.

It’s possible to visit parts of the DRC safely. Long gone those days when DRC was known to have a “heart of darkness”. Now DRC has opened its door to the whole world with open arms. DRC offers beautiful countryside and some of the continent’s most exciting trekking. But what will appeal you most is the warmth and genuine affection you’ll receive from its local people. However, the eastern region of the DRC is still a little troubled, so tour operators will arrange armed escorts to accompany travelers at all times.


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