Day 1: Arrival & Welcome to Congo (Arrive Lubumbashi)
Welcome to Congo-Kinshasa, our representative from accessbudgetsafaris.com will greet you at the airport, assists, and drops you at your hotel. After you comfortably check-in to your hotel, depending on the time of your arrival you have the option of a guided evening tour and night in the town, or just enjoy the rest of your time in the hotel after a briefing with your guide.
Day 2: Lubumbashi City Tour
Enjoy breakfast and depart for a historical city tour of Lubumbashi. Learn about tradition, history, and the modern-day, world involvement of mining and commerce in this southern region. Later, see works of art made with malachite greenstone or visit one of the following Visit of Makwacha or Village women painters â€“ 70KM FROM LUBUMBASHI Visit of Hasna Ferm â€“ Safari â€“ CafeÌ Resturant / Lodge â€“ Swimming pool â€“ 30KM FROM LUBUMBASHI Visit of Ferm Futuka - CafeÌ Resturant / Lodge â€“ Swimming pool â€“ 30km from Lubumbashi Visit the ancient schools of Lubumbashi. Visit the tourist town of Ruashi, craftsmen, and Kalukuluku of the art market. Visit ancient Prison Kasombo Kimbangu. Visit the National Museum of Lubumbashi.
Day 3: National Zoo of Lubumbashi, Muyambo Natural Park
Today in Lubumbashi, visit the National Zoo and discover a collection of more than 20 different Congolese animals as a warm-up for the animals that are found in Congo. Next drive to Muyambo Park, a natural park where you can discover antelope, Zebra, and a remarkable display of thousands of birds, exposed for the wonder of your eyes.
Day 4: Lofoi Waterfalls After breakfast, drive to Lofoi Waterfalls in amazing Kundelungu Park.
The Lofoi Falls is known as the Chutes Kaloba in Kundelungu National Park, and are one of the largest waterfalls in the Central African region. They are approximately 165 meters (540 ft) high and drop into the Lofoi River. In the evening we drive back for an overnight in Lubumbashi. Day 5: Travel to Likasi - Mining Tour Today we travel 120 km, from Lubumbashi to Likasi, the mining city the DRC, and of Katanga. Also known as the red city, taking its colorful name from the ground, you will visit several different mines, after a brief city tour beforehand. Later on, check-in to your hotel for an overnight stay in Likasi.
Day 6: Continued Mine Exploration of Katanga
Have an eye or a wallet for commodities or just always wondered how mining in Africa really runs and what it looks like? Does it fuel conflict? Does it enrich the people or develop the local infrastructure? Does it employ and/or exploit the disadvantaged? Here you can take your own look and get direct experience with this world issue of conscience, talk to those directly involved every day, and come back with your own general but genuine conclusions. Overnight in Likasi.
Day 7: Final Day - Return to Lubumbashi After breakfast,
we drive back to Lubumbashi for your flight back to the capital (if Kinshasa start), or drop off in a designated area in Lubumbashi city center. NB: Upemba National Park Tours are available upon request as an extension to our Katanga Kingdom Tour. Ask us for a quote. We work with all safaris lodges in the area as our provider in Upemba and have discounts on their lodges.
Our budgesafaris & tours include all transport, permits, entrance fees, taxes, 4x4 with a/c, and accommodation in safari-style lodges, villages, and tourist hotels (where applicable). Alcoholic drinks are on your extra. Congo budget safaris and Tours will arrange your visa facilitation upon purchase of a tour, and you must apply with our invitation letter at your nearest possible embassy.