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Best attractions in Maiko National Park

01 Nov

Best attractions in Maiko National Park

Maiko National Park Congo : Eastern Lowland Gorillas In Africa

Apart from the famous Kahuzi Biega National Park in eastern democratic republic of congo is maiko National park located near benin and the most lovely things in this national park is the eastern lowland gorillas, Chimpanzee and other primates worth the visit once the Park opens the tourism Destinations.

Location of Maiko National Park

Maiko National Park is a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies in one of the most remote forest areas of the country and covers 10,885 km2 (4,203 sq mi). The park is divided into three sectors, straddling the states of Nord Kivu is near the Okapi Game Reserve , Province Orientale and Maniema.

Maiko National Park is one of the most remote and inaccessible Parks but is popular for three breathtaking Congo endemic species that include the endangered Eastern lowland gorillas , the Congo peafowl. However Maiko National Park is also a crucial site for the conservation of the endemic aquatic genet, Leopards, African forest Elephants, the Bongo and the Eastern Chimpanzees and is managed by the Institut Congolais la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN).

Much as it contains some of the most sought out attractions, it has always received limited National and International attention or management/conservation support ever since it was established in 1970, and actually it is one of the forgotten National Parks of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Surprisingly, Maiko Forest also comprises a wide carbon sink and its preservation/protection is of global significance in the prevention of further climate change.

Because of the inaccessibility and remoteness of this National Park, it is not frequently visited by tourists but instead a hideout for the Simba Mai Mai rebels who inhabited the area after being defeated by the Government in 1964.  Stability has now been restored within the area but tourists still fear to visit the Park although the ICCN hasnt officially opened the Park for visitation and for that reason tourists planning to visit Eastern Lowland gorillas are recommended to select Kahuzi Biega National Park .

Things to do in Maiko National Park


Maiko National Park Congo is a home to wildlife species like the endangered Eastern Lowland gorillas (there are over 800 eastern lowland gorillas in this Park) and the most recommended safari activity is Gorilla trekking & Wildlife viewing during the nature walks.


The Congo Peafowl-the large underground bird specie from the Congo and real pheasant native to Africa and you would be lucky to see them, only if you visit this Park. Other bird species include the Rwenzori Turaco and Handsome Francolins among others.

Read More ( https://www.maikonationalpark.com) the Official site

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