Democratic Republic of Congo

Historically Zaire
Democratic Republic of Congo

Why DRC?

Long wracked by political strife, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (previously known as Zaire) is slowly beginning to stabilise and welcome tourists across its borders again. It’s an intense country to travel, but those intrepid souls who dare to explore it will be richly rewarded with pristine tropical landscapes, magnificent wildlife and a memorable cultural experience.

Congo’s highlights include its exceptional game reserves, five of which are World Heritage Sites. Arguably the premier tourist drawcard is the guided treks that offer travellers the chance to experience primates in their natural habitat – including gorillas, chimpanzees and endemic bonobos.

Best time to travel to the DRC

The climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo varies according to distance from the equator, which lies across the north of the country. The dry season in the north is from December to February, and in the south, April to October. The temperature is warm year round and humidity is high.

National Parks & Highlights

Explore the DRC

Pristine tropical landscapes, magnificent wildlife and a memorable cultural experience for those who dare to travel

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.


Why travel with African Travels to the DRC?

  • Financial protection

  • Contribution to the Seedball project

  • Office in Europe and Africa

  • Locally involved

  • Unique tailor made itineraries

  • We have lived what we sell

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Travel Styles

Private safaris

Popular DRC Tours


    African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.

    From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

    • All accommodations are carefully selected by us
    • Value for money
    • Local community support
    • The location compliments the African experience


    • This trip went far beyond our expectations leaving us with indelible memories of people, places and experiences!

      Susan G.
      Private safari
    • This was a great trip and what perfectly arranged! From Johannesburg to the Kruger Park and back again. Everything but everything arranged down to the last detail with freedom of choice. An unforgettable experience!

      Maarten V.
      Small Group Safari
    • We have never had such a great and personal travel agent! African Travels is an excellent organization that arranges everything the way you want.

      Annemieke van E.
      Self drive
    • Our experiences with African Travels are 100% positive. Everything was arranged perfectly. If we will make such a trip again, then it will be with African Travels! Thanks Will and Marijnke.

      Julia W.
      Self drive Botswana
    • African Travels arranged our trip to South-Africa in a really personal way. They booked a wonderfull guesthouse in Cape Town and we had a perfect tour (Wine tour and Garden Route)! If you ever need a agency helping you out by booking your trip to SA, contact them!

      Tailor made South Africa
    • Excellent Service, Great Tour and always available! I strongly recommend this agency for your SA trip!

      South Africa

    10 day - Rwanda and and DRc Congo

    Rwanda and Mount Nyiragongo Trek Tour in DRC Congo

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