30 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

30 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Goma
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South Kivu Province
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Lubumbashi
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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 look for all kinds of wild species at 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.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Nature · Parks
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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 have fun 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).
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Spas
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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: Zongo Falls (in Zongo) and Kisantu (Jardin Botanique de Kisantu & Cathedrale de Kisantu). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lola ya Bonobo, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise CBFC-Gombe, have fun and explore at Texaf Bilembo, and explore the world behind art at Academie des Beaux-Arts.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kinshasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lubumbashi to Kinshasa takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lubumbashi in September: highs in Kinshasa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.