The Garamba National Park is a land of grasslands, savannahs, and woodlands, interspersed with forests along the river banks, and swampy depressions lying between the Condo Basin and the Guinea-Sudan savannahs in a 4,920 square kilometers area.
The park is home to the white rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, and hippopotamus; the “big four” mammals. The parks provide refuge to the endemic subspecies of the Congolese giraffe, last remaining populations of the northern white rhinoceros, and the mixed population of forest elephants and bush elephants.
It also home to the purely savannah lion species, the spotted hyena, many antelopes, bongo, hogs, chimpanzee, and the small diurnal primates. The Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation manages the National Park.
What to do and see
Black and white colobus monkeys are often sighted near the park headquarters; each spring, northern carmine bee-eaters gather to nest in the banks of the Dungu River; heavily armed rangers prepare for a patrol in Garamba’s volatile northern sector; the parks’ grasslands support large herds of elephants.
This activity involves the visitors to drive through the park while viewing animals. The Park has several spots of well-maintained game viewing tracks.
This park has got over 200 kms of well-maintained game tracks. The best time for game drives is in the morning hours where there are high chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, lion and a variety of antelopes and other wildlife you can see safari in Congo
Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel:
The boat cruise on the Kazinga channel usually lasts for 2 hours and it gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of yawning hippos in water, water birds, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, the congo-kobs, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, reed bucks, duiker, mongoose, swamp antelopes, spotted hyena, warthog, forest hog and in difficult routes in the south.
Where to stay
Accommodation in Garamba National Park Congo is not popular and according to our travel experience accommodations ranges from campsites, safari lodges, hotels and guesthouse.
The most recommended lodge is located in garamba national park, it’s the only safari lodge that is eco-friendly, near the rivers and in the deep jungles of Congo.
Campsite accommodation is also available for the budget travelers and Camping is done at the park.
Garamba Safari Lodge:
Guests at Garamba are invited to stay at Garamba Lodge, which overlooks the Dungu River and is likely the most beautiful and luxurious property in all of the DRC. The luxury camp comprises ten immaculate chalets and an impressive central lodge building and restaurant.
The lodge, which boasts some of the most lavish and attractive tourist facilities in Central Africa, was inaugurated in May last year.
It features ten double bungalows, a well-appointed restaurant and the aforementioned veranda, on which you can relax on comfortable sofas and listen to the hippos honking in the Dungu River below.Rooms in the new Garamba Guest Lodge start at USD $80 per person per night.