What Can I Do At Salonga National Park-Congo



Salonga National Park is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a protected area situated in the heart of the Congo Basin. This park is mainly occupied by the largest tropical rainforest park in Africa and the world’s third-largest national park.


Just imagine yourself standing deep in the dense, damp forest, where birds are calling you from the treetops. These trees are intersected by the endless winding river, small sandy beaches, the palm trees on the river bank, and monkeys swinging on the trees.



The dense forests of the continent's last bonobo population cover 40% of Salonga National Park. Bonobos in Salonga National Park protect chimpanzees, who are human beings' closest relatives.


Salonga National Park also protects other wildlife species such as the golden-bellied mangabey, Tshuapa red colobus monkeys, Congo peafowl that can only be found in the rainforests, sitatunga antelope, hippos, forest elephants, leopards, and armored crocodiles. Salonga National Park protects over 51 mammal species, 223 bird species, and 129 fish species.


Salonga National Park spans over 33,350 square kilometers, making it larger than Belgium. It is located in the Congo River's south and is divided into two sections: Salonga National Park's south and Salonga National Park's north. These two large parts are separated by a 45-kilometer corridor that is inhabited. Salonga National Park is where human lungs and nature breathe.


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