Nyiragongo and Mikeno Volcanoes at dusk

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Incredible encounters and photographic opportunities with Gorillas

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Nyiragongo volcano - the planet's largest lava lake

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Walking with elephants on the Ishasha River near Lake Edward and Uganda's Queen Elizabeth NP

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The Mikeno Sector - a stronghold of the Mountain Gorilla

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Up very close and personal with a Silverback

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the Congo

One of Africa's least visited, yet most intriguing, countries

Visit the Congo

The Congo is a veritable wildlife cornucopia with such iconic endemics as Bonobo, Grauer's Gorilla, Okapi and Congo Peacock all surviving in the planet's second largest rainforest. 

For the last quarter of a century naturalists and adventurers could really only look longingly in from afar - as a combination of political instability, a lack of infrastructure, deep-rooted corruption and centuries of commercial and colonial exploitation limited holistic development.

Happily, we now appear to be on the cusp of a real change and while a visit to this incredible country remains challenging, it is no longer impossible - you can see a sample trip here.

Variously known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, DR Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo -  this is the second largest country in Africa (after Algeria) and previous incarnations include the Congo Free State, the Belgian Congo and Zaire.

Several National Parks have survived the turmolt and are currently enjoying a new lease of life, foremost among them is the Virunga National Park, due to a combination of improved civil security and increased international interest.

photo credit Volcanoes at dusk & First Class Accomodation -  Brent Stirton

The Congo's parks

Just some of the places we'd recommend visiting in The Congo

The Congo's Top Spots

We tailor-make your trip so it’s unique to you. Here are some examples of one-off adventures we’ve planned before.

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Our team

Our experienced travellers include:

Vanessa Janion
Andrea Hulme
Alex Edwards

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary. All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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