15 Reasons to Visit Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, RDC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply Congo is a country located in Central Africa. From 1971 to 1997 it was named Zaïre. Here are 15 Reasons to Visit Democratic Republic of the Congo .
The Congo River is the second largest river in the world by discharge, and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m.
Virunga National Park
The Virunga National Park, formerly named Albert National Park, is a 7,800-square-kilometre National Park that stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the South, to the Rwenzori Mountains in the North.
Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano with an elevation of 3470 m in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift.
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park
The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border.
Garamba National Park
One of Africa's oldest National parks, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
Lola ya Bonobo
Founded by Claudine Andre in 1994, Lola ya Bonobo is the world's only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos.
Salonga National Park
It is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve covering about 36,000 km² or 3,334,600 hectares.
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
The Okapi Wildlife Reserve is a World Heritage Site in the Ituri Forest in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the borders with Sudan and Uganda.
Boyoma Falls, formerly known as Stanley Falls, consists of seven cataracts, each no more than 5 m high, extending over more than 100 km (62 mi) along a curve of the Lualaba River between the river port towns of Ubundu and Kisangani/Boyoma in the Orientale Province.
Livingstone Falls — named for the explorer David Livingstone — are a succession of enormous rapids on the lower course of the Congo River in west equatorial Africa.
Maiko National Park
It lies in one of the most remote forest areas of the country and covers 10,885 km².
The Pool Malebo – formerly Stanley Pool, also known as Malebo Pool, or Lake Nkunda by local indigenous people in pre-colonial times – is a lake-like widening in the lower reaches of the Congo River.
Petites Chutes de la Lukaya
The Petites Chutes de la Lukaya is a set of small waterfalls on the Lukaya River. They are just south of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are perhaps 1 metre high.
Its source is located in the Crystal Mountains, from which it runs eastward through Bas-Congo, then runs into the banks of the Ndjili River.
Le jardin d' Eden
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