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Vacation Travel to the Magical Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary

By Jeannette De Wyze

In an earlier blog post, I focused on why someone might want to travel for a magical eco-vacation at the Lola ya Bonobo endangered ape sanctuary, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now let’s turn to the practical considerations involved in going to the bonobo rainforest paradise.

The COVID-19 virus and all its ramifications have made travel less predictable and more subject to disruption than it has been for a long time. But that’s probably good preparation for any trip to the Congo! Travel to the DRC has always been complicated. If you’re braced for possible bumps in the road and can build as much flexibility as possible into both your arrangements and your mental attitude, that’s a great way to start.

After that, setting up a trip to Lola involves several key components. There are a few companies that organize tours to Congo, but we chose to plan our own trip in January of 2020.

Organizing your travel