16 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

16 days in Democratic Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kinshasa
— 2 nights
2
Kisantu
— 12 nights
3
Kinshasa
— 1 day

2
nights
Kinshasa

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Ma Vallée and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lola ya Bonobo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Paroisse Sainte Anne and then head outdoors with Symphonies Naturelles.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kinshasa day trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Kinshasa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Brussels in February; daily highs in Kinshasa reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kisantu.

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Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Lac Ma Vallée ©
Lac Ma Vallée
Paroisse Sainte Anne ©
Paroisse Sainte Anne

12
nights
Kisantu

Kisantu ©
Kisantu, also known as Inkisi, is a town in the western Democratic Republic of Congo, lying south west of Kinshasa, on the Inkisi River. Jardin Botanique de Kisantu has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Kisantu to go to Zongo and see Zongo Falls, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Kisantu.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kisantu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kinshasa to Kisantu in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. February in Kisantu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Kinshasa on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Kisantu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zongo Falls
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Zongo Falls ©
Zongo Falls
Jardin Botanique de Kisantu ©
Jardin Botanique de Kisantu
Cathedrale de Kisantu ©
Cathedrale de Kisantu

1
day
Kinshasa

Kinshasa
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinshasa trip site.

Drive from Kisantu to Kinshasa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nightlife Shopping
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