Located in equatorial West Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo aka. DRC Destinations house the planet’s second-largest rainforest. Explore the vast Congo River Basin rimmed with glacial mountains and savannah, brimming with an array of wildlife and cultures in your next DRC Safaris.
Towering over the city of Goma, this spectacular DRC Destination is a natural wonder that last erupted just eight years ago. Visit the spectacular yet deadly lava lake at the top, during your DRC Safaris.
This national park is the star attraction of the DRC Safari. 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.
Virunga, Africa's oldest national park will be the most magnificent part of your DRC Safari Tours. This famous DRC Safari destination offers a chance to explore mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and the incredible and active Nyiragongo volcano.
This excellent DRC Destination provides shelter to those orphaned bonobos. Hang with these rare and now endangered cousins of chimpanzees, in the large forested enclosures on your DRC Safaris.
The DRC climate varies greatly due to its size and topography. The southern highlands are much cooler and drier in comparison to the hot and muggy equatorial river basin. DRC experiences a wet season from April to October, and a dry one from December to February. Whereas in south DRC Destinations, the wet season is from November to March, and the dry from April to October. So, we advise you to plan your DRC Safaris accordingly.
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Kampala | Lake Mburo | Bwindi Impenetrable | Virunga National Park | Mount Nyiragongo | Gisenyi
Kigali | Bwindi | Ruhengeri | Gisenyi | Mount Nyiragongo | Grande Barriére | Batwa Pygmy
Lake Victoria | Kampala | Murchison Falls | Nile | Kibale National Park | Kibale | Musanze
Kigali | Nyiragongo Hike | Genocide Memorial | Senkwekwe Centre
Kigali | Mount Nyiragongo | Rwanda
Nyiragongo is a unique treat to every visitor who climbs her. For years, its’ lava lake is at the highest.
his national park is the star attraction of DRC Destinations.
Virunga, Africa's oldest national park will be the most magnificent part of your DRC Safari Tours.
This picturesque DRC Destination offers a chance to visit the Inkisi Falls (60m high)
This excellent DRC Destination provides shelter to those orphaned bonobos. Hang with these rare
Idjwi Island floats out in the middle of Lake Kivu. At 340 sq km, this DRC Destination
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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.
Just came back from the trip to Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with Gazelle Safaris Africa. Thanks to a wonderful customized itinerary and with great support from Annabel Uwi, the owner and the manager of Gazelle Company and an amazing guide, Bob Magezi, they made the trip an exciting adventure! Safaris was amazing, stays was great, rides pleasant!
Excellent service throughout the planning stage and till the drop off stage. The trip and all the activities were just as promised, and even better than expected. All round awesome experience. I will be using the company again for both trips within Uganda and international ones. It was a lifetime Pleasure and beautiful memories with Gazelle Safaris Africa.
We travelled twice with Gazelle: first to Murchison Falls and a year later to Queen Elizabeth National Park, from Entebbe. The trip was organised very well, good recommendations were made but our needs and preferences were also taken into account in a flexible way. Anne was very clear with communication and very receptive resolving all unexpected situations. Two fantastic weeks in Uganda!
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