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Book flights to Beni

Beni is a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, located in the northeastern part of the country. Bordering the Virunga National Park and the Rwenzori Mountains, it sits on the edge of the Ituri Forest. This puts Beni in a prime location for those interested in exploring some of the most biodiverse rainforests in Africa, teeming with rare wildlife. The climate in Beni is a tropical rainforest climate, with consistent warmth and high humidity year-round. If you enjoy warm weather and don't mind occasional rain showers, Beni could be a good destination to visit. The city itself has a market, a university, and a long history, having been involved in the Second Congo War.

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Airports near Beni

There are multiple ways to reach Beni - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Beni.

Goma International Airport

Located approximately 200 kilometres northeast of Beni, Goma International Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport. From there, you can either drive or take a connecting flight to Beni.


Entebbe International Airport

Situated in neighboring Uganda, Entebbe International Airport is about 350 kilometres southwest of Beni. It is a major international airport with numerous flight connections. From Entebbe, you can either drive or take a connecting flight to Beni.


Kigali International Airport

Located in Rwanda, Kigali International Airport is approximately 400 kilometres southeast of Beni. It is a well-connected airport with various international flights. From Kigali, you can either drive or take a connecting flight to Beni.


Kinshasa N'Djili International Airport

Although quite far from Beni, Kinshasa N'Djili International Airport is the largest airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated in the capital city of Kinshasa, which is about 1,600 kilometres west of Beni. If you choose this airport, you will need to take a connecting flight to a more local airport closer to Beni.

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Buy your flights to Beni and pay later

If you'd like to easily manage your travel expenses and don't want to pay the full cost of your flights to Beni upfront, why not consider using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods at Alternative Airlines?

With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Beni into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Beni

Discovering the many attractions of Beni can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Visit the Rwenzori Mountains

Located on the border between the DRC and Uganda, the Rwenzori Mountains are the highest mountain range in Africa after the Kilimanjaro. They are also known as the "Mountains of the Moon" due to their snow-capped peaks. Hikers can find trails with a variety of difficulty levels, offering stunning scenery and diverse plant and animal life.

Explore Virunga National Park

Home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, chimpanzees, and a variety of other wildlife, Virunga National Park is one of the most biodiverse habitats in Africa. While safety concerns have limited gorilla trekking tours in recent years, the park is still worth a visit for those interested in seeing some of the continent's most endangered species.

Learn about local culture at the Mangrove Education Center

Located in nearby Ishasha, the Mangrove Education Center offers visitors the chance to learn about the unique mangrove ecosystem found along the shores of Lake Edward. The centre also has exhibits on the local people and their way of life.