Lola ya Bonobo, Kinshasa

4.6
#1 of 9 in Wildlife in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Play with pygmy chimps at Lola ya Bonobo, a sanctuary for rescued animals and the only institution in the world taking care of "bonobos" orphaned by illegal trade. Founded in 1994 by a Belgian conservationist, this 30 hectare (74 acre) sanctuary offers shelter to several dozen chimps rescued from poachers. Set on a river bank and surrounded by lush greenery, the sanctuary also boasts an educational center designed to teach locals and foreign visitors about the importance of animal conservation. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lola ya Bonobo by using our Kinshasa attractions planning website .
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  • It's a sanctuary for orphaned bonobos - you will learn a lot and you will see the bonobos up close. Our guide spoke very good English, so it was great! Getting to the sanctuary is a part of the experi...  more »
  • Take a tour and go around the park. The foreigner is ten dollars. The tour is an up-down, strenuous hike, so you can visit with shoes that are light and worn.         Get some water! The park guide is easy to join because it speaks France and easy-to-understand English.         It is definitely worth coming here because we can understand the bonobos and see the real thing. Because the state of the road is not good, please come by 4WD. I usually went by car, but I had to change my bike from the middle.
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  • Unbelievable experience to see how these people are dedicated. Keep up the great work!
  • This park is amazing, you will meet the bonobos who only live in the Congo. They are protected in this sanctuary as they endangered by poachers. As a fact they are the closest to human's DNA.
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