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Democratic Republic of Congo Travel Guide: 206 reviews and 626 photos

GORILLAS IN THE RAIN FOREST
ACTIVE VOLCANOS

PROTECTING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:WILDLIFE, GORILLAS, SCENIC VIEWS, EVEN VOLCANOS
  • Cons:GUERRILLAS WITH GUNS, CORRUPTION, RESTRICTIONS
  • In a nutshell:WORTH IT IF YOU HAVE A GUIDE
  • Last visit to Democratic Republic of Congo: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2010
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  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2014 at 3:39 AM

    The gorilla didn't object to you taking a picture of him I see

    • DAO's Profile Photo
      Aug 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM

      He charged me first ! I have a video posted. An unruly teenager!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Nice page

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Thank you for this great page! You have managed to take several beautiful photos and I was very interested by the excellent information in all of your tips. I had a few short trips there many years ago (1972-75) when I was working/living in Zambia and was only a few miles away from the border, with the Congo's "Pedigal", sticking down into Zambia. That "chukudu" contraption is quite a rig - and as you say, it looks very useful !

  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Allan is in Greenland or somewhere up there. Since it's 95 and we haven't had rain in a month, it's not a bad spot to be. No hillbillies in Sister Bay, Wi , only Swedes with their lingonberry jam on Swedish pancakes.
    Is that top photo a self-portrait??

  • risse73's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    You're definitely a VT trail blazer! What a great adventure with guerrillas and gorillas. Your picture of the gorillas amid the lush greenery reminds me of "Gorillas in the Mist." And what an inventive mode of transport-this "chukudu." Cheers!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Wow.. DR Congo. Heart of Darkness? SL

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    Wow, very interesting info. about this country and good advice too on immunizations. Do they favor chukudus' over something such as a wagon for transporting goods?

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