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The Democratic Republic of the Congo UNESCO commitment has registered 5 sites on the World Heritage list and 3 on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I put together the UNESCO list of Congo and the corresponding map.
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNESCO list
- Garamba National Park
- Kahuzi-Biega National Park
- Okapi Wildlife Reserve
- Salonga National Park
- Virunga National Park
Congo UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Congo.
- Garamba National Park is a protected area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known for its diverse wildlife including elephants, giraffes, and chimpanzees. The park has faced significant challenges in recent years due to poaching and armed conflict in the region.
- Kahuzi-Biega National Park is another protected area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known for its endangered eastern lowland gorillas population. The park also features a variety of other wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and forest buffalos.
- Okapi Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, known for its okapi population, a rare forest giraffe. The reserve also includes a variety of other wildlife, such as forest elephants, chimpanzees, and various species of monkeys.
- Salonga National Park is a protected area located in the central part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known for its vast rainforest and diverse wildlife. The park is home to endangered species such as forest elephants, bonobos, and other primates and bird species.
- Virunga National Park is a protected area located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known for its population of endangered mountain gorillas. The park also includes active volcanoes and is home to other wildlife, such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, and hippos.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in The Democratic Republic of the Congo are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Grottes de Dimba et Ngovo
- Grottes de Matupi
- Dépression de l’Upemba