Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF Chapter)
This is the Democratic Republic of Congo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
Carpeted by huge swathes of rainforest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) is the ultimate African adventure.
- stare down in wonder at the lava lake of Nyiragongo, a magnificent active volcano
- visit the habituated mountain gorillas that thrive in the thick forests of Africa’s oldest national park, Parc National des Virunga
- meet the bonobo, a rare, peace-loving relative of the chimpanzee, at the excellent lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kinshasa, Bukavu, Goma, Parc National des Virunga, Understand DRC and Survival Guide.