Welcome to Democratic Republic of Congo
Carpeted by huge swaths of rainforest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) is the ultimate African adventure. As much a geographical concept as a fully fledged nation, DRC has experienced one of the saddest chapters in modern history, suffering a brutal 20th century of colonial exploitation, authoritarian madness and what has been dubbed Africa's first 'world war', which finally ended in 2003 with the rise of the Kabila political dynasty.
Highlights in Democratic Republic of Congo
Experience Democratic Republic of Congo
Traveler, Abongi Gael Bokongo, shares how fleeing a civil war with his family shaped how he travels the world.
Disclaimer: travel advice from the UK and the USA currently urges against non-essential travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo. While we don't…