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Lola ya Bonobo

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Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Truly a paradise for the bonobos

I used to come here 20+ years ago with my parents on weekends.This place had restaurant, pool and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lillonvoy
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Toronto, Canada
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Unique and wonderful

Bonobos are, with chimps, our closest living relatives, approx. 98.5% same DNA as humans. But these... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Richard J
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Omaha
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Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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"definitely worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"rare species"
in 3 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 3 reviews
"half way"
in 2 reviews
"visit this place"
in 3 reviews
"great ape"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 2 reviews
"an animal lover"
in 2 reviews
"steep hill"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 2 reviews
"nice place"
in 3 reviews
"bonobos"
in 58 reviews
"apes"
in 10 reviews
"sanctuary"
in 23 reviews
"guide"
in 28 reviews
"jungle"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I used to come here 20+ years ago with my parents on weekends.This place had restaurant, pool and you could also swim in part the river. The river was so clear and I enjoyed being in the river compared to being in the pool. It...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Bonobos are, with chimps, our closest living relatives, approx. 98.5% same DNA as humans. But these great apes are found only in the wild in the DRC, and are endangered by human poaching, land usage, and for meat or pets. This sanctuary takes orphaned or...More

1  Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Echoing all the positive reviews for Lola ya Bonobo. We did not have a 4-wheel drive - we made, it but there were a few moments when I was not sure we would! Entrance fee was $10 for a non-resident. The guides are very knowledgeable....More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Great for a day visit but the road there can be strenuous, it is only an hour away but feels like 3. Facility is inviting with great guides and of course seeing these rare species is amazing.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We needed a 4-wheel drive to get there, but it was worth the trek. Wonderful guides and great experience seeing the bonobos up close.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

If you come to Kinshasa for three days or for three years, there are things you can't miss. Among these are the Lola ya Bonobo, the Bonobo Sanctuary. It is a park situated at the outskirts of Kinshasa. From down-town (Gombe), it takes about one...More

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

All the 5 star reviews are spot on – Lola is a lovely place along a nice river, with a welcoming staff and excellent Bonobo viewing. It’s a bit of a trip to get there (but the trip is interesting if you enjoy seeing African...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Very enlightening experience for one of the most important species in the world. Though I am an animal lover and believe I am pretty well educated in the area, I will say I found out a surprising amount information about the Bonobos. One of the...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Been twice now and enjoyed both times. The guides are so articulate and really know and love their job. The bonobos are super cute and each have their own special personalities. It's a really great sanctuary and worth visiting to learn something new. There is...More

Thank FiFi A
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited Lola Ya Bonobo in april 2017. It was amazing. The guy that came with us to show us the bonobo's in their habitat, spoke to the bonobo's and they understood everything in Lingala he was saying. My friend understood part of what he...More

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candy h
10 November 2017|
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Response from GoldenRw | Reviewed this property |
Hi candy h, I think always you will fly to Kinshasa as Mentined in above Comments or if you can i can give Contact of tour Operator there who can assist you if you are Interested. - Golden Rwanda Safaris Team.
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yousrahamrouch
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
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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