Democratic Republic Of The Congo's Information
|Land Area||2,267,048 km2|
|Water Area||77,810 km2|
|Total Area||2,344,858km2 (#11)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$65.04 Billion|
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Although the DRC is now more stable than it has been in the past decade, security remains problematic.
Most governments encourage their citizens to avoid all non-essential travel here and to avoid all travel to the city of Goma and North Kivu Province. Crime is a very serious problem in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.
The DRC offers unique opportunities to see geological wonders including active volcanoes and national parks, indigenous cultures, mountain and lowland gorillas, and other native wildlife. The landscape of the DRC includes the Congo rainforest and much of the Congo River.
Tourism infrastructure is being developed, but currently there are limited health care or tourism facilities.
- Calling Code: 243
- Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa's third largest country, is dissected by the Equator.
The DRC's climate in the north is more tropical with abundant rainfall throughout the year. The best time to visit the north is during the dry season from December to February.
The climate in the south is tropical dry with more marked seasons and a shorter period of rainfall. The dry season lasts for about six months, from May to September.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Bandundu Province Guide
- Bas-Congo Province Guide
- Bonobo Sanctuary
- Democratic Republic of Congo Information Guide (French)
- Kinshasa Travel Guide
- Okapi Tours and Travel
- UNESCO Sites
- Virunga National Park
- Wild Frontiers Tours
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- Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Advice and Warning