Lomami National Park is a tourist charm of the Democratic Republic of Congo found in the central region with Kindu as the nearest city. The park covers an area of 8,879 square kilometers stretching through the provinces of Tshopo and Maniema. The park’s area slightly overlaps into Tshuapa forests and the Lualaba river basin.
The park is made up of tropical lowland rainforest, savanna islands in the south and hill in the west. Lomami national park is a prominent Congo tourist destination harboring mammals like African forest elephants, rainforest giraffe and many rare primates like lesula, rare dryas monkey inoko, bonobo, Tshuapa red colobus, Lomami red colobus, Sclater’s Angolan colobus, northern black mangabey, Katanga red-tailed monkey, de Brazza’s monkey, Lomami river blue monkey, Congo basin wolf’s monkey, Lomami and river wolf’s monkey. Lomami national park is also a bird haven with over an estimated 275 bird species.
Exciting tourist activities offered in Lomami national park include.
Bird watching: Lomami national park is home to over 275 bird species both migratory and residential birds, bird watching is very fascinating and enjoyable as you encounter various beautifully colored birds such as grey heron, Congo peafowl are seen.
Cultural encounters: On the borders of Lomami national park there lives ethic groups of lengola, mbole, mituku, langa, tetela, ngengele and arabise, these people live in small groups carrying out there local practices of farming, hunting and fishing. In these small villages is where cultural experiences take place.
Wildlife viewing: While on wildlife viewing in Lomami national park you encounter many animals include rare ones either grazing or relaxing in the beautiful vegetation of the park. These animals include forest elephants seen in the northern region of the park, rainforest giraffe, and many primates like Sclater’s Angolan colobus, northern black mangabey, Katanga red-tailed monkey, de Brazza’s monkey which are seen in the forests of Tshuapa and river basin s of river Lualaba.
Fishing: Fishing in Lomami national park majorly takes place on the Lualaba river basin, this activity is fun as various fish species are caught and barbecued after the activity.
Boat rides: Another thrilling safari activity in Lomami national park is boat riding which takes place on the river Lualaba basin, while on a boat ride in dugout canoes you get to enjoy the beautiful nature and exhilarating sceneries.