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Lola ya Bonobo

#1 of 28 things to do in Kinshasa Features Animals
Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ms Robinson

So glad we went to see the Bonobo reserve. Getting to the area where they live in relative freedom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
324lynnr
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One of the Congo's pride and heritage from heaven

Was a great experience, this place its a true heaven for these specimens you cant find elsewhere... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jmo211991
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we went to see the Bonobo reserve. Getting to the area where they live in relative freedom is a long and hot trip by boat. Here the Bonobo are brought after being rescued from poachers. They go through various stages of recuperation and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a great experience, this place its a true heaven for these specimens you cant find elsewhere than in Congo, the country is blessed and Africa with it indeed...Will come back again i recommand :)

Thank jmo211991
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Place to visit. Fare less than 01 hour from Gombe. Very clean and well maintained An educative one hour tour with a guide that knows a lot about the abbes.

Thank Cordolio
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Love them. Organised place. Great tour. Well worth it. I hired a taxi driver from Kinshasa to take me there. Disappointed by the behaviour of some other guests smoking , playing a radio, eating biscuits in front the baby bonobos . Do go to support...More

Thank rosade
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This place is very well managed and with a big number of creatures. There is a bus which provides a ride inside the park. Interesting place

Thank FIROZ M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The trip was great. Especially the hike of 3 km through the jungle of the park. The organization that manages the park is very poor. The price of the ticket is determined by your skin color. $ 5 if you're black, $ 10 if you're...More

1  Thank Janick M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I loved my second visit to the Bonobo's and I was once again amazed with the organization of the place and the nice and motivated staff. One point to improve is the road access and the people begging money...

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Anyone who comes through Kinshasa really should visit Lola ya Bonobo. Not only is it one of the handful of places in the world to see troops of Bonobos (only found here in DRC!), but it's a chance to get out of the city and...More

1  Thank ColleenSreya
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just to reach the sanctuary is already part of your education of/on Africa, why these animals need protection and why we need to contribute to it! I enjoyed watching them a lot, bonobos have grace and attitude, they are very human, playful, but can be...More

1  Thank Nóra S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We took a group of children from summer camp. Most of them had never been before even though they live in Kinshasa. They thoroughly enjoyed the field trip and the tour guide who explained many facts about the Bonobos

1  Thank Creolegriot
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yousrahamrouch
what is the easiest way to get to Bonobo? take into consideration that i will be a solo visitor
5 November 2016|
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Response from Yang V | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we actually rent a car and the driver already know the way. Once you get there being a solo visitor will not be a problem. On weekends they usually have many people visiting. So maybe you ll be lucky to join a fun... More
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Nour A
Hello, how much does it cost to stay a night there at the sanctuary? Thank you.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Sylvia315 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is anywhere to stay there. You will have to travel from Kinshasa to get there as there are hotels there. The DRC is not a tourist destination. Be aware of that.
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Marcella W
To visit Lola ya Bonobo do you have to stay on site, or are there hotels nearby. I have heard of Greystoke Mahale, but I think it is very expensive. Do you need to go with a safari company or can you go alone?
22 August 2016|
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Response from Coni S | Reviewed this property |
You can go alone. It is a walking tour. Getting there is the issue!! You will be best served to get a tour company to get you there.
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