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Congo

The lungs of Africa and the middle of the continent, the Congos are the wild inbetween that few manage to visit.

Congo

It is the quintessential African experience – wilderness still dominates, even in the most developed areas.

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There is no other place in Africa where one will find the same level of adventure or natural variety.

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This is the true heart of Africa.

Those who make the effort to visit the Congos will be surprised at a genuinely hospitable group of people who have adapted to life in difficult situations. Optimism is easy to find, and foreigners arriving with the same attitude will not be disappointed.

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The Congos, mysterious, wild and scarred by their troubled history, are proving increasingly irresistible to travellers with a taste for true adventure. Where guns and disease once ruled, there are now opportunities to discover astonishing national parks and vibrant communities – from the culture and concrete chaos of Kinshasa to the far reaches of volcanic mountains populated by mountain gorillas and okapi.

Sean Rorison

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Congo articles

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Mbinda to Dolisie by road

Finding your way around isn’t always easy in the Congo, writes author Sean Rorison.

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Congo Rangers

Sara Evans relates the struggle of the Congo Rangers to protect animal from man.

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The Congo Dinosaur

Africa’s answer to the Loch Ness Monster, the possibility of a primeval beast wandering the Congos is a debate that has existed for centuries.

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