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Lola ya Bonobo

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Great day out !!

This is a trip not to be missed. No need to book wirh a travel company. I stayed at the leon hotel... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pete S
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Where you see species that are disappearing from our planet.

Interesting visit - The bonobos our closest "family" among animal species - Nice place. Access is... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Jean-Claude D
Brussels, Belgium
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Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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All reviews definitely worth a visit their natural habitat rare species wheel drive visit this place great ape ten minutes few hours an animal lover beautiful place entrance fee bonobos apes sanctuary hike guide jungle
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a trip not to be missed. No need to book wirh a travel company. I stayed at the leon hotel and they arranged a driver, 9am-4pm $100 between 2 of us. It took an hour 15 to get there, interesting journey !. Its...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Interesting visit - The bonobos our closest "family" among animal species - Nice place. Access is not so easy, 4 wheel drive recommended. The staff is not always available for visits. You cannot book in advance. Restaurant available.

Thank Jean-Claude D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This experience has been the highlight of my time in Kinshasa. The park opens at 10 am each day. Don't arrive early unless you bring your own coffee or tea - the restaurant located just outside the gates offers only beer and soda! The park...More

Thank Tiny_TinTin2011
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I was able to go visit with this sanctuary with an orphanage. We had an energetic/personable man teach the children about what makes the bonobos special. They are afraid of water, so that is why they are only found in Congo, it is surrounded by...More

1  Thank Kimberley K
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting project of protection of the Bonobos that only exist in RDC. This type of monkey has genes 98% similar to the men.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 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

3  Thank Lillonvoy
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

2  Thank Richard J
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

1  Thank Kirsten B
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.

Thank Lungi05
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.

1  Thank bosphorus104
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Response from Jean-Claude D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, in my experience you have to organise things by yourself. You must find a reliable driver and car, a 4 wheel drive. This would cost you $100 or $150 perhaps. You may ask your hotel. It takes about 90 minutes to get there... More