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TAYNA GORILLA RESERVE (NORTH KIVU)

Located near the towns of Butembo and Goma, the Tayna Gorilla Reserve is another project in Kivu aimed in particular at the protection of the lowland gorillas present in the region. In addition to setting up an ambitious community program with the local population. The Tayna Reserve covers just over 90,000 hectares. It is strategically

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OKAPI WILDLIFE RESERVE

This reserve was created by Decree No. 045 of May 2, 1992. Covering an area of ​​13,726 km², it is located in the province of Ituri, in the territories of Mambasa and Wamba. The reserve is home to one of the last large mammals discovered on earth. The okapi does not live exclusively in this

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SALONGA NATIONAL PARK

Created by Ordinance No. 070 / -318 of November 30, 1970, the Salonga National Park is the largest protected area of ​​dense humid forest on the African continent. The park is home to a Guinean-Congolese type forest dominated by legumes of the Caesalpinacea family, with large inclusions of swamps and gallery forest. Clearings rich in

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MANGROVE MARINE PARK

The Mangroves Marine Park (PMM) is an integral nature reserve which was created by ministerial decree No. 0044 / CM / ECN / 92 of 2 May 1992 in order to protect the special biotope of the Atlantic coast and the biological resources characteristic of the area. wetlands including mangrove forest with mangrove, manatee, turtle,

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KAHUZI-BIEGA NATIONAL PARK

Created by ordinance law n ° 70-316 of 11/30/1970 originally to protect the habitat of the Grauer gorilla, a subspecies endemic to the DRC, the park was subsequently extended to include low altitude forests towards the west with a total area of ​​600,000ha. In 1980 the Kahuzi-Biega park was inscribed on the list of world

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GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK

Created on March 17, 1938 by Belgian royal decree, for the protection of the northern white rhinoceros, the Congolese giraffe and the African elephant; placed under the administration of ICCN by decree 69/72; UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980; on the endangered list in 1984 then in 1992.   Garamba National Park is of particular

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VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

Located on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the Virunga National Park is one of Africa’s most spectacular protected areas. From lakes to active volcanoes, savannas, through dry forests, dense humid forests, Afro-tropical alpine areas, one can be tempted to claim that only missing the desert and the sea among the biomes present in the

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VACCINATION

Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory, under penalty of being refused entry into the country. It is carried out in an approved center authorized to dispense the vaccine and issue the international vaccination card. This must be presented to the health control authorities present at the airport, on entry and exit.   Source : Congo

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LANGUAGE

In general, French is relatively well mastered by most Congolese and in particular in hotels, administrative services, shops … It can be different outside cities. The local language (Lingala and Swahili being the most widespread depending on the part of the country you are going to. It is also possible to take private or public

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BANK HOLIDAYS

The DRC currently has ten public Bank holidays: 01/01: New Year’s Day 04/01: martyrs day of independence 16/01: assassination of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila 17/01: assassination of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba 30/04: teaching day 01/05: labor day 17/05: Liberation Day commemorating AFDL’s seizure of power in 1997 30/06: national holiday (accession to the country’s independence) 01/08:

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