Congo-Kinshasa Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 36%, Congo-Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) is dominated by the world's second largest rain forest - an ecosystem that is every bit as fascinating as the mighty deserts of the north and savannahs of the east. This is the legendary African jungle of travel dreams, where beasts lurk under shadowy canopies. It is also here - in the heart of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, which is formed from two extinct volcanoes - that you can come face-to-face with the elusive mountain gorillas that have been pushed to the very brink of extinction. The wonders of the forest don't end here, as the DRC has an extensive national park system that includes Virunga National Park, Salonga National Park, Okapi Reserve and Garamba National Park, all of which have been recognized by UNESCO for their importance to the natural environment and provide an endless canvas for exploring. While many PlanetHoppers! come for a wilderness experience, no visit could ever be complete without experiencing one of Africa's urban marvels - the capital of Kinshasa. This place is in your face and graphic and is perhaps best experienced with a visit to Ca Va Nana - one of the city's most happening nightclubs, where you can party African-style till dawn. It will make you appreciate the fact that no matter where we come from, we all like to have a good time!
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Stare deeply into the eyes of the majestic lowland mountain gorillas of Congo-Kinshasa's Kahuzi-Biéga National Park. Named after two extinct volcanoes, the park is one of the last remaining habitats of these gentle giants of th....
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- Location: Congo-Kinshasa