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Maiko National Park

This is one of the mostly visited national parks in Democratic Republic of Congo due to its distinct inhabitants such as the low-land gorillas, chimpanzees, Okapis, Congo peafowl, Forest elephants and leopards.

The Park is located in a very remote area in the great western rift valley just south of Lake Kivu at the border of Rwanda and Kisangani about 515km to the northwest at the great westward bends the Congo River.

The Park covers a total area of 10,885 square kilometers and it is divided into three sectors straddling the states of Nord Kivu, Province Orientale and Maniema.

Visiting this Park travelers will really get a great experience from the visit though more challenging in the Park is that there is no even a single good quality accommodation such as lodges and exclusive camps and thus travelers to the Park are emphasized to carry and go with their camping gears such as camping tents and other stuff for camping where they will live with the welcoming Bantu people who stay near the Park and thus also enjoying the cultural encounters.

The Park is also home to various endemic and rare bird species together with endemic aquatic genets.