Primarily, what makes the trip to Katanga more interesting is the unique environment that can not be compared to any other part of the Congo. First, compared to other provinces, its is more easy to travel inside using road as well as air transports where necessary. This allows to save time even when visiting extremely remote areas, though at some points roads may remain a challenge. Secondly, Katanga was colonially developed as a mineral province. This offers opportunity to visit and experience local mine activities. Besides, the province offers two important parks, Kundelungu and Upemba with a number of attractions. They include, but not limited to, rivers and falls, cave, and breathtaking views. Third, Katanga has an imposing history of culture and customs, an experience that fully immerses travelers into Gareganze Kingdom time and King Msiri (to discover during the short break in Bunkeya).
Further, outside of the colonial and stunning architectures, abandoned or still in use, this experience takes travelers to historical sites such the place of assassination of the Hero Lumumba, a year after claiming and obtaining Congo Independence. In this context, Congo Local Guides, with its unmatched experience, provides you with an unforgettable and spectacular 8-day trip to explore the rich mineral Katanga as per the following itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival and Hotel Check-in in Lubumbashi. International flights often arrives in the afternoon
Day 2: Lubumbashi City Tour and Visit of Hero Lumumba assassination site, (video)
Day 3: Official visit of a mine, Overnight and Experiences at Kyubo Falls Lodge (video)
Day 4: Complete the rest of activities on the site and Departure for Upemba National Park
Day 5: Upemba park visit of selected activities
Day 6: Drive Back to Lubumbashi
Day 7: Kundelungu National Park visit
Day 8: End of the tour and transfer to the airport
Have a look on 7 Days experience for lowland Gorilla and Idjwi Island.
Note: Google does not show the direct road between Likasi-Bunkeya-Kyubo, while it is the one we are going to follow and return via Lubudi. So the Map is only indicative of main stops.