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Destinations in DR Congo

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Cities in DR Congo

  • Kinshasa – Capital
  • Bukavu
  • Goma
  • Kananga
  • Kisangani
  • Kidu
  • Lubumbashi
  • Matadi
  • Mbandaka

Regions in DR Congo

Western DRC(Kinshasa)
Kinshasa, the nation’s capital, and the country’s sole port are both located here. Tropical woods and grazing pastures predominate.

Katanga
mostly fertile plateaus for agriculture & ranching, home to much of the country’s recoverable minerals; de facto independent from 1960-1966 during the “Katanga Crisis”

Kasai
significant diamond mining, not much else.

Kivu (Bukavu, Goma, Kahuzi-Biega National Park,Virunga National Park,)
This area, which is affected by Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda, is renowned for its volcanoes, mountain gorillas, and unfortunately, incomprehensible wars.

Congo Basin (Garamba National Park, Maiko National Park, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Salonga National Park)
the DRC’s portion and the majority of the world’s second largest jungle after the Amazon.

Other destinations in DR Congo

UNESCO has designated many parks as World Heritage Sites.

  • Virunga National Park
  • Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Garamba National Park
  • Salonga National Park
  • Okapi Wildlife Reserve
  • Maiko National Park

How To Travel To DR Congo

By planeKinshasa-N'djili airport is the primary entry point into the DRC (IATA: FIH). It was built in 1953 and hasn't had much in the way of improvements, and it isn't among the continent's best airports.South African Airways, Kenyan Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and Royal Air Maroc all fly several times...

How To Travel Around DR Congo

By planeThe only method to travel across the nation fast is by aircraft, due to the vast expanse of the country, the bad condition of the roads, and the unstable security situation. This isn't to suggest it's risk-free; Congolese aircraft crash with alarming frequency, with eight documented accidents in...

Visa & Passport Requirements for DR Congo

Burundians, Rwandans, and Zimbabweans may visit the DRC without a visa for up to 90 days. Kenyans, Mauritiusans, and Tanzanians may get a visa on arrival that is only valid for 7 days. Everyone else who wishes to visit the Congo for any reason will need a visa. The...

Things To See in DR Congo

The "Academie des Beaux-Arts" is often regarded as a tourist attraction, and it is an excellent location to meet some of the country's most renowned painters, both in and out of its gallery. Big figures like Alfred Liyolo, Lema Kusa, and Roger Botembe teach here, as does Henri Kalama...

Food & Drinks in DR Congo

Moambe is the national dish of Congo. Palm nuts, chicken, fish, peanuts, rice, cassave leaves, bananas, and spicy pepper sauce are among the eight components (moambe is the Lingala word meaning eight).The water in the area should not be consumed. Bottled water seems to be reasonably priced, however it...

Money & Shopping in DR Congo

City Market, Peloustore, Kin Mart, and Hasson's are supermarkets in Kinshasa's Gombe commune that offer food and beverages, detergent, kitchen appliances, and more.At a reasonable price, SIM cards and prepaid mobile phone recharges are available on the street and at the Ndjili airport.MoneyThe Congolese franc, abbreviated FC and often...

Traditions & Customs in DR Congo

Without an official permission, which costs US$60 at the time of writing, photography is legally prohibited. Even with this authorization, photography is problematic, since Congolese people get enraged when they are shot without permission or when a kid is photographed. These conflicts may be easily avoided by excessively apologizing...

Language & Phrasebook in DR Congo

The official language of the Democratic Republic of Congo is French. It is widely recognized as the Congo's lingua franca, enabling communication among the country's numerous ethnic groups. According to a study published by the OIF in 2014, 33 million Congolese individuals (or 47% of the population) can read...

Culture Of DR Congo

The culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reflects the variety of the nation's hundreds of ethnic groups and their different ways of living across the country, from the mouth of the Congo River on the coast to the more densely inhabited highlands in the far east. Traditional...

History of DR Congo

Hundreds of tiny hunter-gatherer tribes lived on the area that is now the Democratic Republic of Congo for millennia. The thick, tropical forest environment and the wet climate kept the population of the area low, preventing the development of sophisticated civilizations, and as a consequence, just a few relics...

Stay Safe & Healthy in DR Congo

Stay Safe in DR CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has had its fair share of bloodshed. Since independence, there have been a series of continuous wars, conflicts, and periods of warfare, with occasional regional violence continuing now. As a consequence, large swaths of the nation should be deemed off-limits...

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