Discover the beauty of DR Congo in the country’s national parks

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Dive into a world of natural wonder when you take a trip to the stunning Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country plays host to some of the most spectacular national parks in the world, where huge swathes of rainforest thrum with life, smoking volcanoes and endangered animals roam freely.

Visiting one of these parks will open up a world of discovery, allowing you to soak up the plentiful natural beauty spots that bring DR Congo to life. To help you plan your trip, we’ve identified the very best national parks across the DR Congo that you have to see.

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park

The oldest of the country’s national parks, this is where you can experience the amazing world of African wildlife at its finest. This sprawling 7,800 square kilometre park has a plethora of alluring landscapes to explore. From forest to swamp, savanna to lava plain, erosion valley to active volcano, Virunga has a new terrain, complete with exciting new discoveries, waiting at every turn.

The ever-changing scenery makes Virunga National Park not only a vivacious sight for the eyes, but also the perfect home for some of the continent’s most exciting animal wildlife, giving you the opportunity to do a bit of animal spotting. Head out on a safari and keep your eyes open for a hippopotamus lounging in the rivers, herds of elephants roaming the plains, lions soaking up the sun, and come face to face with the world’s largest population of fascinating mountain gorillas.

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park

Grauer’s gorilla - DR Congo

Named after the two extinct volcanoes that loom large over the landscape of the park, Kahuzi-Biéga has a diverse and abundant fauna. The park was created to protect the world’s largest species of gorilla, the Grauer’s gorilla (berengei graueri) and if you’re lucky, you might just get the chance to spot a few of these amazing species. Cameras at the ready.

Embark on a trip to this lush green oasis, situated at the eastern edge of the country, and book yourself onto a trekking tour for the opportunity to wander through some of the most stunning scenery you’ll find anywhere in the world. The tours will let you wander under the thick green canopy of the forest and take you to the places where you might just catch a glimpse of a gorilla or two.

Bombo Lumene National Park

Pelicans - DR Congo

If you’re travelling from the capital, this park is perfectly placed to be the first stop on your trip around DR Congo. Named after two rivers in the region, here you’ll find a thriving rainforest packed with fantastic activities that allow you to be at one with the park. Here, you can dive into the waters for a swim, fish from the banks, hike among the lush greenery or even just settle down to enjoy a picnic in true serenity you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in the world.

It’s a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the local wildlife, as well as being the perfect place from which to springboard into the surrounding savannas and grasslands.

Discover the outstanding beauty of Africa’s most exciting national parks when you head to the DR Congo. Book your flights to Kinshasa with flydubai today.

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