Exploring Tourism in Congo, Democratic Republic
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Lola Ya Bonobo

Kinshasa, Congo

Lola Ya Bonobo is a sanctuary for orphaned bonobos and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Kinshasa area. The bonobos are hunted for bush meat, and when a mother is killed, the babies are often taken and sold on the black market as pets.

The sanctuary tries to recover as many as possible so that they can live out their lives in safety. One of the four great apes, bonobos have been relatively isolated until the 20th century. The sanctuary covers 30 hectares of forest and you can visit the several feeding stations that the staff use to help track the apes. The sanctuary also accepts volunteers.

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