Africa’s newest safari destination offers travellers the long-awaited adventurous chance to explore the continent’s last great wilderness: the equatorial rainforests. The establishment of premier safari lodges in and around DRC’s pristine galleried rainforest, Nyiragongo and teeming mud wallows can now be accessed with relative ease and in plenty of comfort. Colourful birds and butterflies are everywhere and the game viewing is possible too: forest elephants and buffalo are the big attractions at the jungle clearings but it is usually mountain gorilla trekking and hiking the Nyiragongo Crater that take centre stage on a DRC safari.
With its healthy population of mountain gorillas, the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo offer nature on a grand scale: the rainforest setting is magnificent, and its exotic wildlife fascinating. Ideal for adventurous travellers who have perhaps been on several safaris before, DRC excursions and gorilla treks are still in their infancy and are best organised with the help of travel professionals. Browse our recommended DRC tours or simply talk to one of our African Travel Experts and they will be happy to tailor-make an itinerary for you, either as a stand-alone or in combination with other destinations in East Africa.