Republic of Congo
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If you like cruises, the DRC has a tour that takes you down the Congo River. It starts from the capital of Kisangani to the city of Kinshasa. This 1,750-kilometer cruise is ideal if you have a lot of free time on your hands.
Zika is present in the DRC. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should avoid traveling to the region. Measures should be taken to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to the virus.
All Mexican nationals must be in possession of a business or tourist visa to enter the DRC. You must obtain this visa while in Mexico. There are no visas available upon arrival. Your passport must also be valid for 6 months after your intended departure date.
Travelers should stay away from demonstrations and large crowds. Protests can turn from peaceful to violent at any time. People should also be wary of street blockades and security forces. When you are driving, you should keep your doors and windows closed. Do not let soldiers get into the car with you. It is important not to get into a vehicle with anyone.
Congolese tourist sites
Safari in CongoWhy Congo is specialThere are 2 Congos in Africa, one with some constant instability, Congo Kinshasa and another one tremendously friendly, calm and an exceptional destination for those in love with Africa, Congo Brazzaville. We are going to take you to Congo Brazzaville.
Our safaris in Congo Brazza will take you to Odzala-Kokoua National Park located north of the Equator, where the highest density of savannah gorillas in the world is found. This park was created in 1935 and covers an area of 13,600 km2.
Congo tourist attractions
No other word strikes our imagination so forcefully. The Congo evokes adventure, magic and the myth of the most forgotten black Africa. This new travel proposal focuses on this river through which we invite you to navigate.
Navigating the Congo River means traveling to a very remote part of the heart of black Africa and giving up all kinds of comforts, such as clear water showers, toilets that deserve that word, cold drinks, tasty meals and treats for the palate, access to wifi or even hospitals for several days.
Traveling to this place means camping, not being afraid of contact with the locals, enduring inclement weather, being very patient and being open to countless unforeseen events that are sure to happen.
– Kinshasa: the markets and the museums of the capital of the D.R.D. Kisangani: the traditional fishing in the rapids of Wagenia, the central market and the cathedral – The local markets of the different villages – The colonial buildings of picturesque villages such as Isangi or Lokutu – The palm oil factory in the colorful village of Lokutu – The bustling market of Bomba – Lisala: the palace of Mobutu and its central market – The geodesic vertex that marks the equatorial divide in Mbandaka – And above all, the great crossing of the river to observe what happens in it, direct contact with the different people who inhabit it and contemplate their daily lives.
Tourism in the democratic republic of the congo
The international yellow fever vaccination is compulsory and other vaccines such as Hepatitis A and B are recommended. Rift Valley advises to seek advice from international vaccination centers before starting the trip.
The country’s third largest city is known for its river market and the ever-present Congo River. Formerly called Stanleyville (in honor of Herny Morton Stanley), it is the farthest place that can be reached by boat up the river from the capital. It is interesting to visit the Wagenia fisheries, located in the rapids of the Congo River, near Kisangani. These are cone-shaped traps held in place by a kind of wooden structure. When the fish are carried by the current, they are introduced inside the traps.
The center, located in the vicinity of the Kabuzi-Biega National Park, west of Lake Kivu, provides the orphaned primates with the best possible care. These animals have been victims of poaching and fraudulent trade. Most of these animals have arrived at the center in traumatic physical and psychological conditions. Thus, the long-term goal is their reintegration into the wild.