Democratic Republic of Congo in detail

Democratic Republic of Congo is known for


Parc National des Virunga Visit mountain gorillas and track chimpanzees in DRC's most amazing national park.

Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary Discover these peaceful and highly endangered relatives of the chimpanzee in this unique orphanage outside Kinshasa.

Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga An alternative national park where you can see habituated mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, just outside Bukavu.

Serpents du Congo This excellent snake park in Kinshasa is a superb place to see poisonous snakes up close.


Nyiragongo Challenge yourself to do DRC's most extraordinary hike to the top of this active volcano.

Chutes du Zongo A marvellous day trip from Kinshasa, these wonderful waterfalls are some of the most impressive in central Africa.

Boyoma Falls These picturesque rapids on the Congo River crash down towards the laid-back city of Kisangani.


Musée National de Kinshasa Still waiting to move to its new home, this place remains the country's best museum

Kinshasa nightlife Get to know the infamous and raucous music and club scene in exciting (and not always safe) Kinshasa.

Idjwi Island Discover Congo before the ravages of the twentieth century on this remote island in Lake Kivu, where tribal culture rules.