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Lola ya Bonobo

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Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Echoing all the positive reviews for Lola ya Bonobo. We did not have a 4-wheel drive - we made, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirsten B
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Awesome way to get sidetracked

Great for a day visit but the road there can be strenuous, it is only an hour away but feels like... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Echoing all the positive reviews for Lola ya Bonobo. We did not have a 4-wheel drive - we made, it but there were a few moments when I was not sure we would! Entrance fee was $10 for a non-resident. The guides are very knowledgeable....More

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Great for a day visit but the road there can be strenuous, it is only an hour away but feels like 3. Facility is inviting with great guides and of course seeing these rare species is amazing.

Thank Lungi05
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We needed a 4-wheel drive to get there, but it was worth the trek. Wonderful guides and great experience seeing the bonobos up close.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you come to Kinshasa for three days or for three years, there are things you can't miss. Among these are the Lola ya Bonobo, the Bonobo Sanctuary. It is a park situated at the outskirts of Kinshasa. From down-town (Gombe), it takes about one...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 31 October 2017

All the 5 star reviews are spot on – Lola is a lovely place along a nice river, with a welcoming staff and excellent Bonobo viewing. It’s a bit of a trip to get there (but the trip is interesting if you enjoy seeing African...More

Thank SantaFeUser
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Very enlightening experience for one of the most important species in the world. Though I am an animal lover and believe I am pretty well educated in the area, I will say I found out a surprising amount information about the Bonobos. One of the...More

Thank 1alwaystraveling
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Been twice now and enjoyed both times. The guides are so articulate and really know and love their job. The bonobos are super cute and each have their own special personalities. It's a really great sanctuary and worth visiting to learn something new. There is...More

Thank FiFi A
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited Lola Ya Bonobo in april 2017. It was amazing. The guy that came with us to show us the bonobo's in their habitat, spoke to the bonobo's and they understood everything in Lingala he was saying. My friend understood part of what he...More

Thank nathalielouis87
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We Booked Lyza Onema Shodu from Espace D'Jambo in Kinshasa but we Received Just An Awesome service from her from the beginning of Booking and I can Recommend everyone Plan to Visit this Place to use them.

Thank GoldenRw
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

So glad we went to see the Bonobo reserve. Getting to the area where they live in relative freedom is a long and hot trip by boat. Here the Bonobo are brought after being rescued from poachers. They go through various stages of recuperation and...More

Thank 324lynnr
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candy h
10 November 2017|
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Response from GoldenRw | Reviewed this property |
Hi candy h, I think always you will fly to Kinshasa as Mentined in above Comments or if you can i can give Contact of tour Operator there who can assist you if you are Interested. - Golden Rwanda Safaris Team.
5 November 2016|
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Response from Yang V | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we actually rent a car and the driver already know the way. Once you get there being a solo visitor will not be a problem. On weekends they usually have many people visiting. So maybe you ll be lucky to join a fun... More
Nour A
9 September 2016|
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Response from Sylvia315 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is anywhere to stay there. You will have to travel from Kinshasa to get there as there are hotels there. The DRC is not a tourist destination. Be aware of that.