30 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

30 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Goma
— 6 nights
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South Kivu Province
— 6 nights
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Lubumbashi
— 7 nights
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Kinshasa
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Goma — 6 nights

Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 3rd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Nyiragongo. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Virunga National Park - Mount Nyiragongo & Mountain Gorilla Treks. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Kivu, get a dose of the wild on Kasitu Eco Tours, and get interesting insight from Virunga Amani Tours and Travel.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goma driving holiday tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Goma is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Goma is 1 hour. In September, Goma is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to South Kivu Province.
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South Kivu Province — 6 nights

One of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 26 provinces, South Kivu is not a highly frequented tourist destination, but for the well-seasoned traveler it offers a few hidden gems scattered within its territory.
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Kivu Province trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Goma to South Kivu Province takes 5 hours. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Lubumbashi.
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Lubumbashi — 7 nights

Lubumbashi in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the second-largest city in the country, the largest being the capital, Kinshasa. Lubumbashi is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saints Pierre et Paul, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Kipopo, head outdoors with Malibu Piscine & Fitness, and catch a movie at Climax Cinema.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lubumbashi road trip planning website.

Getting from South Kivu Province to Lubumbashi by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from South Kivu Province to Lubumbashi is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Kinshasa on the 20th (Wed).
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Kinshasa — 10 nights

In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinshasa: Kisantu (Jardin Botanique de Kisantu & Cathedrale de Kisantu) and Zongo Falls (in Zongo). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lola ya Bonobo, get a taste of the local shopping with Symphonie des Arts, get to know the resident critters at Serpents du Congo, and explore the world behind art at Academie des Beaux-Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kinshasa online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lubumbashi to Kinshasa in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lubumbashi in September: highs in Kinshasa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo travel guide

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National Parks · Mountains · Wildlife Areas
Democratic Republic of Congo possesses a wealth of scenic highlights, ethnic diversity, and a complex history. Inaccessible for many years due to conflict, the country once again draws adventurous and confident travelers looking for a different type of vacation. For those who can forego the usual home comforts and quickly adapt to challenging conditions, the rewards of a holiday in Democratic Republic of Congo are numerous--trekking through unspoiled forests, spotting endemic wildlife, and meeting welcoming, inspiring people.
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