- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Traditional tourist attractions, such as historic buildings and museums, are few and far between in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, there's still plenty to see and do, from bustling street markets to craft workshops.
Tourists can also look forward to immersing themselves in the traditions and landscape of this fascinating country. Particularly popular attractions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo include the natural forest named the Symphonies Naturelles, the more formal Kisantu Botanical Gardens, and in the city of Kinshasa, both the Central Market of Matongé and the AAC Bonobo Nursery Sanctuary.
Here are some few reasons why to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo
1. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, this reserve is popular for the variety of birds and primates that it has. It also gives anybody who visits this place a true sense of what the beauty of nature is about as they gaze at the waterfalls. Be amazed at the wonderful scenery Ituri and Epulu Rivers offer.
2. Nyiragongo Volcano
Another beautiful tourist destination, this volcano is a must-see in Congo. Here, you will marvel at the sight of the lava lake. But remember, this magnificent sight posts danger to the people living near it.
3. Garamba National Park
When you visit the Garamba National Park (also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List), you will be awed by the vast savannahs it has as well as its majestic grasslands and woodlands. These are filled with all kinds of animals like the giraffes, hippopotamuses, and elephants. You will also see here the unique white rhinoceros as well as the black rhinoceros.
4. Virunga National Park
This got listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a protected piece of land. What you will see here are a diversity of Congo's native floras and faunas. Among the most popular animals to see here are its mountain gorillas as well as its hippopotamuses.
5. Salonga National Park
This is a tropical rainforest national park and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as well. In this immense rainforest, you will see the antics of the dwarf chimpanzee and be amazed of the Congo peacock. This is also made more famous because of the African slender-snouted crocodile or what is also called a false crocodile.