Discovery tour of the fascinating Central Kongo province, rich in history, geography, nature and culture, just a few hours from Kinshasa. In the past, this province covered part of the kingdom of Kongo, which extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Kwango River in the former province of Bandundu. It was from the mouth of the river that the first European explorers discovered this region and set foot on the country's soil for the first time. It is also through this route that the caravan of slaves passed through as part of the Portuguese slave trade from the 16th century onwards.
Day 1: Zongo falls
Day 2: Kisantu
Day 3: Mbanza Ngungu
Day 4: Kimpese
Day 5: Matadi
Day 6: Matadi (bis)
Day 7: Luki
Day 8: Boma
Day 9: Moanda
Day 10: Point of Banana
Day 11: Nkamba
Day 12: Ngombe Lutete
Day 13: Kinshasa
Departure for the Zongo Falls. Visit of falls and beach at the mouth of the Inkisi River and the Congo River. Night in Zongo.
Botanique botanical garden created by Brother Gillet in 1900. Relaxation and accommodation at the Mbuela Lodge.
Visit of the cave to blind fish and colonial buildings.
Departure for Kimpese. Visit of the Vampa Falls. Continuation on Matadi.
Visit of the city (belvedere, monuments to porters, the Mpozo valley...).
Sports climbing to the Pallabala plateau to the first Protestant church in Congo and Diogo Cao rock. Alternative: guided tour from (or barrage d'Ingaback to).
Luki Biosphere Reserve (33,000 ha) managed by WWF in the Mayumbe Forest. Swimming, walks, exchanges with the villagers. Overnight in Luki's cottage.
Visit of the city, monuments and historical sites (cathedral, residence of the first colonial governor, the baobab of Stanley...).
Visit of Nsiamfumu and various places of memory on the slave route. Beaches (Tonde), swimming and barbecue.
Visit of the mouth of the Congo River on the Atlantic Ocean. Boarding for a day of visit in the amazing Marine Park of mangroves (manatees, turtles, sea turtles). Night in Moanda or in the park.
Stop on the way back to Kinshasa at the city of Nkamba (New Jerusalem), bastion of the Kimbanguist religion, via Mbanza Ngungu. Visit of the prophet's mausoleum, a temple with 37,000 seats... Night in Nkamba.
Departure for Ngombe Lutete (Protestant mission where Simon Kimbangu was baptized). Continuation on Mbanza Ngungu (formerly Thysville): visit of the court, the prison where Simon Kimbangu was imprisoned... Night in Mbanza Ngungu.
Return to Kinshasa.
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