Bonjour! That’s how we’ll greet you for ease, as Congo DR has over 240 spoken languages within its borders. Formerly Zaire, the DRC is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, and its diverse geography lives up to that title. Most of the country is coated in thick, green rainforest, with gaps for volcanoes, rivers and lakes. This is something like the terrified colonialist imaginings of Africa, and of course much much more – including national parks and bonobo reserves crying out for tourism. The conflict here, which ended in 2003, has been labeled a world war fought on African soil. If you want to hear the real stories of what happened, can handle rough and ready travel, and want to see a deep, forested heart of the continent, then VISIT THE DRC!
From Northern Ireland, David is a keen fitness fanatic, aspiring photographer and adrenaline junkie (with motion sickness). Well on his way to visiting every country in the world, David usually lives outside of his comfort zone.