The Democratic Republic of the Congo, commonly known as the Congo, has lots of dense rainforest, including the world-famous Virunga Mountains, the habitat of the rare mountain gorilla. It’s on the bucket lists of many nature lovers.

The Congo is part of the Congo Basin, the sedimentary basin of the Congo river, which ends in the east with the mountains along the Great Rift Valley.

The most important river in the Congo is the Congo river, also known as the Zaire river, which is what the country was called for a period of time. It’s about 4.700 kilometers long and is, after the Nile, the longest river in Africa.

A trip to the Congo is an adventure, whether you travel with a group or by yourself. Do check with the authorities about safety when you travel here.