3 Breathtaking Natural Wonders You Can Only Find in Congo

Mount Nyiragongo, Congo
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Congo isn’t one of Africa’s most touristy countries, but it certainly deserves a spot on your bucket list if you’re a huge nature lover. Breathtaking natural wonders that you can’t find anywhere else are scattered all around it, and here are three that you shouldn’t miss for the world during your visit.

Mount Nyiragongo

Congo is home to several spectacular volcanoes, but none of them compares to Mount Nyiragongo. It’s home to the world’s largest lava lake, and its frequent activity isn’t stopping tourists from exploring its surrounding area by joining one of the tours offered by local companies.

Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary

Congo is also home to the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos, called Lola ya Bonobo. It’s located near the country’s capital Kinshasa, and it covers around 30 hectares of primary forest, where 60 bonobos live in perfect harmony.

Boyoma Falls

You’ll feel right at home in Congo if you’re in the mood to chase waterfalls because this country happens to be home to quite a few. Boyoma Falls is the most impressive of them all, and it features seven cataracts along a curve of the Lualaba River, with a total drop of 200 feet.