East Africa - Detour: Democratic Republic of the Congo (PDF Chapter)

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East Africa - Detour: Democratic Republic of the Congo (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Detour: Democratic Republic of the Congo chapter from Lonely Planet’s East Africa guidebook.

Carpeted by huge swaths of rainforest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking vol-canoes, the Democratic Republic of Congo is the ultimate African adventure. A small but fast-growing tourism industry has seen travellers return to what is easily one of Africa’s most thrilling – and challenging – destinations.

  • stare down in wonder at the lava lake of magnificent Nyiragongo – quite simply a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • maps
  • visit the habituated mountain gorillas that thrive in the thick forests of Africa’s oldest na-tional park, Parc National des Virunga
  • transport
  • cross gorgeous Lake Kivu to the friendly town of Bukavu, from where you can explore DRC’s most overlooked national park, Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Goma, Parc National Des Virunga, Bukavu, Under-stand the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC Today, Culture, Environment, Survival Guide.

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