Welcome to the Authentic guide to Upemba national park featuring useful info on Wildlife in Congo, how to get there,reliable tour operators, when to visit & tour. Find the complete information guide to guide you during the visit to Upemba National Park the second destination for Birding , Wildlife Viewing, Cultural Visits and Okapi Wildlife Watching .
Upemba National Park is a largest national park in Katanga Province of the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and its the best destination for wildlife watching in Congo, Birding spotting like the rare shoe-bills.
History of Upemba National Park
Upemba National Park was first established in 1939. As with much of the wildlife of the region, in contemporary times the park continues to be threatened by the activities of poachers, pollution, and the activities of refugees and militia.
Upemba National Park consists of a number of distinct bioregions, which includes a savannah plateau (1,400m-1,800m) with rocky outcrops separating the affluent of the Lufira river which drops down into the Kamalando depression and from there into the marshes and lakes (585m) of the Upemba wetlands. In the north east the park is dominated by the Kibara plateau with its wooded foothills and high altitude savannah plateau, the centre by the basin of the Lufira from the Kiobo waterfall to the marshes that border the lake, and in the south by a straight and long grassy plateau from Kayo to the Lufira. The park’s deep gorges, cliffs and waterfalls and its marshes and lakes form a striking contrast to its immense expanse of savannah, making arguably one of the most magnificent landscapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Combing a wildlife safari to visit Upemba & Rwenzori Mountains