Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (Chapter)
This is the Democratic Republic of Congo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
After a decades-long decline and anarchy, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC; formerly Zaïre) is headed in the right direction. There’s still a long way to go but the world’s largest UN peacekeeping force brings optimism. With huge swaths of rainforest, gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes, DRC is the ultimate African adventure.
- gaze into a volcano’s liquid eye at Nyiragongo
- get up close and personal with gorillas at Parc National des Virunga and Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga
- meet the bonobo, a rare, peace-loving relative of chimpanzees, at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kinshasa & around, Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Kinkole, Chutes du Zongo, Kisantu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Goma, Bukavu, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Kisangani, Katanga Province and Lubumbashi.
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