About Lola Ya Bonobo

Lola Ya Bonobo is a sanctuary for the endangered species. It was founded by Claudine Andre in 1994, Lola ya Bonobo is the world's only sanctuary which takes care of orphaned bonobos. They have around 100 bonobos here in a great natural habitat under full care and protection. There is a nursery to take care of baby bonobos who have been abandoned by their mothers. The bonobos are captive, but they still live in an environment similar to the wild. The name of the place means 'paradise for bonobos' in Lingala, the local dialect. The surroundings are full of natural beauty and greenery, which is very relaxing and calming. It is a good destination to spend time with family and friends. It is a must visit for animal lovers and nature lovers. It supports a noble cause and is considered to be a highlight of the visit to Kinshasa. 

Must See

  • Bonobos in their natural looks.
  • The short film about bonobos.
  • Enjoy watching African urban life.
  • Souvenir shop to buy gifts.
  • A bus is there to take a ride inside the park.

How to reach

One can hire a taxi. It will take 30 minutes as Lola Ya Bonobo is situated 9.5 km away from Kinshasa and the taxi fare will be 27,812 CDF.



  • Carry your coffee or tea if you plan to visit the place early as shops only sell beer and soda.
  • Advance booking of the park is not available.
  • Guide charges are included in entry tickets.
  • You need to walk a lot, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Takes lots of photos as bonobos are very photogenic and there are also lots of opportunities to get some great pictures.
  • Keep your sunscreen with you.
  • Take drinking water. 
  • Don't drink inside the place.  

Visit Time

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Time Icon

Waiting Time



Entrance Fee Icon

Entrance Fee


Entry fee for tourists: 16,448.34 CDF

Entry fee for locals: 8,224.17 CDF

Read more


Time you can spend Icon

Time you can spend

5 hours


Weather Icon


Overcast Clouds 28.79°C


Local Services in Kinshasa (Contact directly)


No threads yet!

Be the first one to start a thread.

Top Attractions in Kinshasa

Top Cities in Democratic Republic of the Congo