Kundelungu National park


Kundelungu National Park, located 180 kilometres north-east of Lubumbashi on the plateau from which it takes its name, Kundelungu Park is one of eight national parks in the country, and one of the two located in Katanga with the Parc of Upemba to which it is connected by an ecological corridor allowing the migration of the fauna.

Area

Originally a private hunting area, it was declared a national protected area in 1970 and is actually made up of two zones, the western part of which (the so-called “annexe area”) has been added more recently. The figures vary according to the sources, it will be said that the area of the park covers an average of 250 000 hectares in the reserve part on the plateau, to which are added approximately 550 000 hectares of annexed area.

Ecosystem

The ecosystem is grassland savannah on huge steppes dotted with forest galleries, characteristic of Katanga. And the wildlife that it is supposed to still shelter would consist of antelopes, jackals, servals, porcupines, warthogs, a large variety of birds (crane, egrets, marabouts, pelicans …), snakes, monkeys, buffaloes, hippopotamus, crocodiles … There are also some lions, cheetahs (the park would be the last refuge in the DRC), leopards, zebras … But no one knows, especially in the case of big cats, if there are still really or it is advertising intended to bring visitors. Anyway, it is extremely rare and complicated to see, so do not count too much on it, and be satisfied with the splendid landscape which alone is worth the detour.

The falls of Lofoi

The falls of the Lofoi or falls Kaloba, are located in the National Park Kundelungu in Katanga, These waterfalls are the highest in Africa (2nd in the world) with 384 m high including 347 falling directly.
The Lofoy River is one of the tributaries of the Lufira tributary of the Congo River, even more impressive in the rainy season, even if the show is unforgettable in any case. The site includes other majestic falls, the two most emblematic with the Lofoi are the Masansa Falls (“shower”) and those Lutshipuka (“swimming pool”) where it is possible to swim. And that may have joined in one day.

Animal species

  • Zebra
  • Red antelope
  • Black antelope or sand
  • Large kudu
    • Large reedbuck or reedbuck
  • Waterbuck
    • Hartebeest
    • Buffalo
    • Klipspringer
    • Bushbuck
    • Duiker lion
    • Leopard
    • African wild dog
  • Hyena
  • Jackal
    • Cheetah
    • Blue monkey
  • Baboon
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