Maiko National Park-Congo

MAIKO NATIONAL PARK

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Maiko National Park is situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maiko national park stands in the most remote tropical rainforest zones in the country. Maiko national park occupies approximately 10,885 square kilometers that are subdivided into three sectors. Maiko National park spreads across the northern states of Kivu, Maniema, and Province Orientale.

 

Maiko national park protects the Democratic Republic of Congo from three spectacular endemic animals like the eastern lowland gorillas, the Congo peacock, the okapi, and other animals like forest elephants, leopards living in the dense tropical rain- forests. Maiko national park accommodates numerous endemic rare species. 

 

Visit Maiko National Park

Maiko National Park is under the management of ICCN, however, the park rangers were lied off due to rebels, ICCN is responsible for issuing gorilla permits to travelers to Maiko national park. In practice, The ICCN office is located in Kisangani and a gorilla permit costs $100 to visit Maiko national park.

 

Maiko national park can only be accessed by one road that is only accessible with a 4×4. The road to Maiko National park starts from Bafwasende that leads to some small villages within the park.  this road has a number of steep slopes that can only be accessible to experienced drivers. 

 

Before thinking about visiting Maiko national park, make sure you are aware of the current security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Note that the security situation in Congo is unpredictable and can change at any time.