About the Democratic Republic of Congo

Popularly and formerly known as Zaire, Democratic Republic of Congo is the third largest country in Africa located in central Africa blessed with various natural resources like the active volcanoes in the eastern part of the country, the Rwenzori ranges near the border with Uganda, the vast equatorial rain forests, rivers, lakes and many others. Much as the country has all these tourist attractions, it has over the years had many cases of insecurity, corruption, anti conservation activities especially poaching that have left the country’s tourism industry in a state of anarchy.

Despite the negative images and poor performance of DRC’s tourism sector, not all hopes have been lost because some tourists still go there and in few years to come, security is expected to stabilize in the country. Let’s therefore look at the major tourist sites and the basic information that one can use on a Congo safari/ tour.