Maxime Coué

Upemba-Kundelungu National Parks

Upemba-Kundelungu National Parks

Situated in the Katanga Province in DRC the Upemba-Kundelungu National Parks have been left aside for decades of any conservation and restoration plan. In a country that's hosts 60 percent of the Congo Basin rainforest, these savannahs ecosystems are a rarity.

The Upemba-Kundelungu Complex boasts a wide diversity of habitats, including a full transitional gradient from highland steppe through miombo woodland to both wooded and grassland savannah.

Unfortunately, the wildlife populations dropped drastically in the last 30 years, carnivores are gone and only fragile and scattered herbivorous herds remain (elephant, zebra, buffalo...). 

However, the Forgotten Parks Foundation and the Congolese government (ICCN) are taking action to protect these pristine habitats.

The last wild zebras (approx 120) of DRC.