Jardin Botanique de Kisantu

Jardin Botanique de Kisantu

Jardin Botanique de Kisantu
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Fred
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo36 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
If you are staying in or visiting the Kisantu area, this is definitely worth a visit. The botanical gardens offer beautiful walks in lush nature. They also have a good restaurant. Great with kids!
Written 7 July 2019
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Steeve
Kigali, Rwanda4,085 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
The Botanical Garden of Kisantu is the most beautiful botanical garden in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was founded over a century ago by a missionary. The entrance fee is about $5 per person. Inside, you will find thousands of trees, thousands of plants, a school and the best restaurant of Kisantu. I advise you to head first to the restaurant, to order whatever is fresh (chicken, captain fish, eggplants, etc.), tell them when you come back (for example two hours later), and then go for a visit at your own pace. Don't miss the crocodile and the two monkeys!
Written 29 October 2018
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neflyer13
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo40 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
I felt sorry for the crocodile but the garden itself is very lovely and absolutely worth several hours if in Kisantu.
Written 18 September 2018
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paullatham36
Perth, UK5 contributions
May 2018
We were a party of 10 so I booked a table at the restaurant in the Jardin Botanique a few days beforehand. The staff arranged for us to sit round one long table and served a first class buffet. The shady restaurant looks out on to the garden, so it's a really great place to have a meal.
Written 1 July 2018
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Martijn t
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo148 contributions
Apr 2018 • Business
We went for a lightning tour with a large group, and we really enjoyed it. The gardens are large and really you should just look around. The place is not perfect and could do with more money but it has a dreamy quality with some lovely sights. You could wander for hours easily and just enjoy the quiet. The Director is a gifted guide, and the restaurant is large and another attraction. It is not 1,5 hour from Kinshasa (unless you've got a F1 car) but more like 2,5 hour but very worth the visit nonetheless. Do visit
Written 25 April 2018
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Lisa
61 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I visited the garden with friends and had lunch at the restaurant inside the garden.
It’s a big area where you can walk, bike or even drive with the car...
the cost is 5000cdf for the expats and 2500cdf for Congolese. The restaurant had really nice freshly cooked food even if it takes more than an hour to have it served (suggestion: order and go for a walk around).
There are some “secret” gardens around the area where there is a crocodile. It’s the gardens where you can see plants that in the shadow! I highly suggest not to miss them. Also another highlight is the view to the river.
Written 1 April 2018
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V Z
51 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
The Botanical garden is just wonderful. You can walk around for hours and enjoy nature and silence. At the end of the garden is a small river with great view. It's also very clean and well cared of. I only would keep the few animals in MUCH larger enclosures.
Written 1 December 2017
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nikolas a
10 contributions
Nov 2015
its a 1h30 min drive from kinshasa city center but its worth the trip,
beuatifull botanical garden with a lot of colours
Written 25 February 2016
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franawaits
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories86 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Perfect getaway from Kinshasa for nature's lovers, the botanical garden is very well conserved and presents several varieties of plants and flowers, both endemic and coming from other countries, although plants and flowers are not the only inhabitants of the garden!

A guided tour is recommended, the two guides accompanying our group were lovely. There's also a lodge where you could spend the night, and you'll be welcomed by the garden's director in the warmest way. Highly recommended.
Written 25 January 2016
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TroisChatsLies
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo4,091 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
We visited the Botanical Gardens while staying at Mbuela Lodge, 10 minutes away. There is a Guest House located within the Gardens, which we have heard is clean and air conditioned, and approximately $10/night. We had an excellent guide, who tailored our tour to our group size, the amount of time we wanted to spend, and the fact there was a baby in the group. He showed us interesting things, and one of my colleagues bought some seedlings from the nursery ($2 each). There is also a very small museum and gift shop on site.
The Gardens do have an entry fee, see my picture for details. After our guided tour we had lunch in the restaurant. The menu was rather limited, but just fine for a single visit. The food took around an hour to arrive. Recommended: beef brochette. Several in our group had fish and roast chicken (see pictures). They were ok but just average. Goat, poulet à la mwambe (chicken with peanut sauce) and capitaine were not available the day we visited. The outdoor restaurant was clean and had some nice seating areas. The toilets were clean and adequate, and had toilet paper. Hand washing stations were provided.
You could visit the highlights of the gardens in an hour or two, with children, or spend several days if you're a real nature buff or science teacher.
Written 22 October 2015
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