3 Unparalleled Natural Marvels That Will Make You Fall in Love With Congo

Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Pierre-Yves Burgi on Unsplash

Congo may not be the most obvious destination for your African adventure, but its untamed natural beauty will definitely leave you in awe. This country is home to many hidden gems worth exploring, and we’re bringing you three natural marvels that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo is the crown jewel of Congo’s many volcanic wonders, and its frequent activity didn’t stop adventurous souls from exploring it. If you happen to be one of them, consider joining one of the guided tours offered by local companies that will introduce you to all of its hidden secrets—including the world’s largest lava lake.

Boyoma Falls

Congo delivers the full force of cascading beauty with this mesmerizing waterfall. Boyoma Falls offers seven magnificent cataracts, cascading along the curve of the Lualaba River, and its graceful 200-foot drop has to be seen to be believed.

Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary

Did you know you can explore Congo’s natural beauty without even stepping outside of its capital, Kinshasa? This city is home to Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary, where you’ll get a new appreciation for Africa’s wildlife. This sanctuary covers around 30 hectares of primary forest and is home to around 60 bonobos, where they can thrive and prosper in a peaceful environment.