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Lola ya Bonobo

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Address: Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Visiting the bonobo apes.

The trip was great. Especially the hike of 3 km through the jungle of the park. The organization that manages the park is very poor. The price of the ticket is determined by your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janick M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was great. Especially the hike of 3 km through the jungle of the park. The organization that manages the park is very poor. The price of the ticket is determined by your skin color. $ 5 if you're black, $ 10 if you're white. The information disseminated on the website is also very poor and far from up... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I loved my second visit to the Bonobo's and I was once again amazed with the organization of the place and the nice and motivated staff. One point to improve is the road access and the people begging money...

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1 Thank Lisa M
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Anyone who comes through Kinshasa really should visit Lola ya Bonobo. Not only is it one of the handful of places in the world to see troops of Bonobos (only found here in DRC!), but it's a chance to get out of the city and find a little nature. The guides generally only speak French or only a little English,... More 

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1 Thank ColleenSreya
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just to reach the sanctuary is already part of your education of/on Africa, why these animals need protection and why we need to contribute to it! I enjoyed watching them a lot, bonobos have grace and attitude, they are very human, playful, but can be really wild, too! I liked how they also observed us ;) It is a nice... More 

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1 Thank Nóra S
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We took a group of children from summer camp. Most of them had never been before even though they live in Kinshasa. They thoroughly enjoyed the field trip and the tour guide who explained many facts about the Bonobos

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7 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is a nice place to be in kinshasa to see the wild life since no a lot of options. Try to go early , i went last sunday noon, it was so hot

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Again I visited today. Floating water. People are supportive . Entry fees to Lola ya bonobo only 10$. Nice view feel like wildlife. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Bonobos are a rare species of monkies that are almost extinct. They are to be found in the DRC and no where else, and apparently they are the closest animals to human beings that you could get. Lola ya Bonobo ( or Bonobo's paradise ) is a sanctuary for that species, where they are protected, fed, cared for, some... More 

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

The actual Bonobos are wonderful. Watching them in a protected envoironment is great and well done to the people who organise this place. But, getting there is a nightmare. There are no signposts and unless you have aguide who knows where it is, then forget it. The roads are likewise frighteningly bad. 25 kms from Kinshasa takes well over an... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lola Ya Bonobo is a beautiful project of narure's beauty and environmental protection in Kinshasa. You can watch the protected Bonobo momkeys in their natural habitat, see them play, eat and sleep. The orphanage is heart warming as well. A must visit place when in Kinshasa

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