Kisantu botanical gardens

Address: Kisantu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, CD / DRC, Africa

Located off the main road to Matadi, the Kisantu Botanical Gardens feature an arboretum of centenarian trees in a peaceful riverside setting. For visitors, the gardens offer an opportunity to while away an afternoon, amidst exotic foliage and tropical flowers. Of interest, the onsite research centre continues to investigate the science of African plants and has recently looked at ways to extend the shelf life of fruit, such as the purple mangosteen.

Open hours: daily

Admission: charge