Welcome to Democratic Republic of Congo that carpeted by huge swaths of rain forest and punctuated by gushing Rivers and smoking Volcanoes, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) is the ultimate African adventure. As much a geographical concept as a fully-fledged nation, Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced one of the saddest chapters in modern history, suffering a brutal 20th century of colonial exploitation, authoritarian madness and what has been dubbed Africa’s first ‘world war’, which finally ended in 2003 with the rise of the Kabila political dynasty.

The cautious development of Democratic Republic of Congo enormous untapped mineral wealth and the presence of the world’s largest UN peacekeeping force have bred optimism among its tormented but resilient population. At the same time, a small but fast-growing tourism industry, centered on the incredible Virunga National Park offering mountain gorillas, active Nyiragongo Hike and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in the Tongo forest that borders the Mikeno Lodge and has seen  return travelers to experience these Africa’s most thrilling and challenging experiences.

The most loved National Parks in Democratic Republic of Congo include:

Virunga National Park
Kahuzi Biega National Park
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Maiko National Park
Upemba National Park
Garamba National Park
Salonga National Park
Lomami National Park
Odzala Kokoua National Park
Kundelungu National Park
Nouabale Ndoki National Park
Conkouati Douli National Park
Mangroves National Park
Ntokou Pikounda National Park
Lobeke National Park
Mayumba National Park

After experiencing the wildlife safari in Congo you can opt to visit other places like the Lake Kivu for your holidays and today the Virunga Foundation has made it amazing setting up a nice tented camp at the shores of Lake Kivu and this is known as Tchegera Tented Camp which is a nice place to stay after your gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Hike in the park. More so for honey moon holidays this is the place to go.