This amazing ethnographic archive comprising some 45,000 objects has been waiting patiently for its new home, a US$10 million prestige investment from…
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This excellent snake farm is located 28km from downtown Kinshasa and makes for a great day out. Owner Franck will gladly show you the poisonous and…
- Palais de la Nation
Built in 1956 as the official residence of the Belgian governor general in Kinshasa, the Palais de la Nation was where Congo's first president, Patrick…
- Laurent Kabila's Tomb
This tomb of former president Laurent Kabila (1939-2001) is worth seeing, although reaching it involves passing through several layers of security in the…
- Marché Central
This one of the largest markets in Central Africa, and is worth visiting for the intrepid. Watch your belongings (better still, bring nothing with you at…
- Palais du Peuple
The Palais du Peuple (People's Palace) is home to DRC's legislature, made up of the National Assembly and Senate. It is not open to the public.
- Académie des Beaux-Arts
This regarded art school has loads of sculpture around the grounds, and you can often see students and professors at work.
- Nôtre Dame Cathedral
Built under Belgian rule in 1947, this brick cathedral is one of Kinshasa's most important religious buildings.
- Église Ste Anne
Part of a large missionary compound, the Église Ste Anne is Kinshasa's main Catholic church.