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10 Best Places to Visit in Congo - Kinshasa

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Trip to Congo May 2015. Province of Kouilou.
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Republic of the Congo

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1. Brazzaville
2. Pointe-Noire
3. Dolisie
4. Nkayi
5. Kindamba
6. Impfondo
7. Ouésso
8. Madingou
9. Owando
10. Sibiti

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The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo), also known as Congo Republic or Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda.

The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo-Brazzaville was formerly part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa. Upon independence in 1960, the former colony of French Congo became the Republic of the Congo. The People's Republic of the Congo was a Marxist–Leninist single-party state from 1970 to 1991. Multi-party elections have been held since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War.

Bantu-speaking peoples who founded tribes during the Bantu expansions largely displaced and absorbed the earliest inhabitants of the region, the Pygmy people, about 1500 BC. The Bakongo, a Bantu ethnicity that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo, formed the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those countries. Several Bantu kingdoms—notably those of the Kongo, the Loango, and the Teke—built trade links leading into the Congo River basin.

The Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão reached the mouth of the Congo in 1484. Commercial relationships quickly grew up between the inland Bantu kingdoms and European merchants who traded various commodities, manufactured goods, and slaves captured from the hinterlands. For centuries the Congo river delta served as a major commercial hub for transatlantic trade. However, direct European colonization of the area began in the late 19th century and eroded the power of the Bantu societies in the region.

The area north of the Congo River came under French sovereignty in 1880 as a result of Pierre de Brazza's treaty with Makoko of the Bateke. This Congo Colony became known first as French Congo, then as Middle Congo in 1903. In 1908, France organized French Equatorial Africa (AEF), comprising Middle Congo, Gabon, Chad, and Oubangui-Chari (the modern Central African Republic). The French designated Brazzaville as the federal capital. Economic development during the first 50 years of colonial rule in Congo centered on natural-resource extraction. The methods were often brutal: establishment of the Congo–Ocean Railroad following World War I has been estimated to have cost at least 14,000 lives.

During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, Brazzaville functioned as the symbolic capital of Free France between 1940 and 1943. The Brazzaville Conference of 1944 heralded a period of major reform in French colonial policy. Congo benefited from the postwar expansion of colonial administrative and infrastructure spending as a result of its central geographic location within AEF and the federal capital at Brazzaville. It also received a local legislature after the adoption of the 1946 constitution that established the Fourth Republic.

Following the revision of the French constitution that established the Fifth Republic in 1958, the AEF dissolved into its constituent parts, each of which became an autonomous colony within the French Community. During these reforms, Middle Congo became known as the Republic of the Congo in 1958[9] and published its first constitution in 1959. Antagonism between the pro-Opangault Mbochis and the pro-Youlou Balalis resulted in a series of riots in Brazzaville in February 1959, which the French Army subdued.

The Republic of the Congo received full independence from France on August 15, 1960. Fulbert Youlou ruled as the country's first president until labour elements and rival political parties instigated a three-day uprising that ousted him. The Congolese military took charge of the country briefly and installed a civilian provisional government headed by Alphonse Massamba-Débat.

Under the 1963 constitution, Massamba-Débat was elected President for a five-year term. During Massamba-Débat's term in office the regime adopted scientific socialism as the country's constitutional ideology. In 1965, Congo established relations with the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam. Massamba-Débat was unable to reconcile various institutional and ideological factions and his regime ended abruptly with a bloodless coup d'état in August 1968.

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Congo - 2016 | Travel

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2 Weeks in Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC

I spent two weeks in July on a trip to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Rwanda on a small group Africa tour with Rock My Adventure.

Read about the whole trip here:

In Rwanda we spent a couple of days exploring Kigali.

In the DRC we climbed Mount Nyiragongo volcano, home to the world's largest lava lake. The Mt Nyiragongo hike was tough, but so worth it for the views! Read about it here:

In Uganda we went gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which I've written more about here:

We then went on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, before heading to Hairy Lemon Island on the Nile River. We finished the trip in Bujagali, staying at Nile River Explorers, where some of us went white water rafting and SUP on the Nile.

Rock My Adventure tours:

Road trip to Congo: A journey through wilderness

This video was shot during our Road Trip in Congo (Brazzaville) in February 2016. You can see wonderful landscapes from the Mountain of the Moon to Conkouati National Park.

More pictures are available here:
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Waterfall in Congo

Congo is a country endowed extensively with natural beauty and assets like tropical rain forests, waterfalls, rivers and various animals. A helicopter ride over the region opens up the beautiful waterfalls for viewing.

The Congo River (also known as the Zaire River; French: (le) fleuve Congo/Zaïre; Portuguese: rio Congo/Zaire) is a river in Africa. It is the second largest river in the world by discharge (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 ft).[2] The Congo-Chambeshi river has an overall length of 4,700 km (2,920 mi), which makes it the ninth longest river (in terms of discharge, the Chambeshi is a tributary of the Lualaba River, Lualaba being the name of the Congo River upstream of the Boyoma Falls, extending for 1,800 km). Measured along the Lualaba, the Congo River has a total length of 4,370 km (2,715 mi). It crosses the equator twice.[3] The Congo Basin has a total area of about 4 million km2, or 13% of the entire African landmass

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Congo - the second longest river in Africa

Aerial view of Congo river.

The Congo River is a river in Africa and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 ft). It is the second largest river in the world by discharge (after the Amazon). The Congo-Chambeshi river has an overall length of 4,700 km (2,920 mi), which makes it the ninth longest river (in terms of discharge, the Chambeshi is a tributary of the Lualaba River, Lualaba being the name of the Congo River upstream of the Boyoma Falls, extending for 1,800 km). Measured along the Lualaba, the Congo River has a total length of 4,370 km (2,715 mi), The Congo Basin has a total area of about 4 million km², or 13% of the entire African landmass.

The Congo gets its name from the Kingdom of Kongo which was situated on the left banks of the river estuary. The kingdom is in term named for its Bantu population, in the 17th century reported as Esikongo. South of the Kongo kingdom proper lay the similarly named Kakongo kingdom, mentioned in 1535. Abraham Ortelius in his world map of 1564 labels as Manicongo the city at the mouth of the river. The tribal names in kongo possibly derive from a word for a public gathering or tribal assembly.

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This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of 50, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, XDCAM and 4K. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world...

Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at , India's first video-based social networking experience!

Reach us at rupindang @ gmail . com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com

TOP 5 Countries Travelers/TOURIST Should Avoid in 2016 for vacation

Travelers should avoid below five countries as its dangerous to travel there in 2016
1. Democratic Republic of the Congo
2. Syria
3. Yemen
4. Ukraine
5. Turkey
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#AfricaAsOne Part 24: Benin. Home of Africa’s Venice?

This week the AfricaAsOne team visits the West African country of Benin. We did not expect it, but surprise after surprise was waiting for us. We learn about the history of Benin and how both slavery and Voodoo have played their part in shaping this nation. Along with a trip to the Venice of Africa, we had plenty to keep us busy as we explored this exciting country.

Credits
Creative Agency - 7 Different Kinds of Smoke
Logistics and Activations - Treble Group
Production and Filming - Hammersmith and Elephant
Facebook, Twitter & Influencer marketing - Have You Heard
Transport - Land Rover South Africa
Telecom - AWE Telemetry
Mobile Telecom - Fluxcon
Vehicle Modifications - Front Runner
Medical Eye test - Mercy Ships
Navigation - Tracks4Africa
Activations - Tag Rugby

Democratic Republic of the Congo breathtaking landscapes

An aerial montage of amazing landscapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Congo Kinshasa: Place Du 30 Juin

This video is captured at Place Du 30 Juin in Kinshasa the capital of DR Congo. Although Congo Kinshasa has very few parks and recreational places in the capital, the country has large places in the rural area. The rivers, mountains and forests have made DR Congo as a core point of tourist's attraction in Africa.

Visit: Funeral Ceremony Of Congolese Army

HIV AIDS Along Mombasa Nairobi Malaba Kampala Highway “The Devils Highway”

Here is a documentary investigating Spread of HIV along the northern corridor – a major a 1200 kilometer highway that links port of Mombasa in Mombasa town to Kampala, Uganda. From there it feeds to Southern Sudan, Rwanda, DRC, Burundi and Northern Tanzania.

Kenya Cystoms Clearing Agents


“The Devils Highway” called so due to its notorious accidents and traffic deaths is also a hot spot for the spread of HIV virus by truck drivers.


Shipping a container from China to Mombasa port cost less than moving it from Mombasa to Kampala. East Africa is known to have the most expensive transport costs in the world, which make trade expensive leading to low rates of growth and economic activities in the region. Cargo transport within Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda is improving as Governments invest more in infrastructure.

With Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia using Mombasa port for their external trade, the transport chain between Mombasa and hinterland is a key area of concern for shippers.

The first – or last – link in the chain is the port itself and a key priority for Kenya Ports Authority has been to enable, and
encourage, the removal of cargo from the port as quickly as possible. In this regard it has been moderately successful, with container dwell times almost halved in recent years while throughput has risen significantly.

By using modern ICT systems, more efficient yard equipment, off-port container stations and, of course, the inland container depots at Kisumu and Nairobi, Kenya Ports Authority is meeting the challenge of speeding the flow of cargo. Having put its own house in order, however, it is also seeking and encouraging improvements elsewhere.

Road Network

The Kenya Roads Board (KRB) is responsible for the upkeep of 63,000 km of classified roads in Kenya. Only 14% of these are surfaced, the rest being gravel or dirt roads.

A long-overdue upgrade of the main highways is now under way. The main highway between Nairobi and Mombasa has already been refurbished, leading to much reduced transit times between the two main centres.

Other projects are under way to transform the region’s road network. One is the Mombasa – Nairobi – Addis Ababa Road Corridor, co-financed by the African Development Bank Group, the European Union, and the government of Ethiopia and Kenya. An estimated US$ 500 million is being spent to improve transport links between the two countries.

Another project of key importance is the proposed southern by-pass of Mombasa. This will greatly ease the flow of traffic transport north and south as well as encouraging more trade links with northern Tanzania.



Kenya Rail Way Network

Perhaps even more pressing is the need for an upgraded rail system in Kenya. Most of Kenya’s existing rail system uses 1 metre
gauge track dating from the 1890s. Too narrow for the reliable movement of loaded containers.

Because of this, less than 4% cent of Mombasa port’s freight goes by rail. Transport costs are generally high because of the dependence on expensive trucking. A more efficient rail network could reduce transport costs by at least 30 per cent, say forecasters.

Upgrading the region’s rail network presents huge challenges. Nevertheless, all five members of the East African Community have agreed to build a new standard gauge network.

Rail operations in Kenya have been concessioned to Rift Valley Railways (RVR), while Kenya Railways continues to oversee the service.

The 1,920 km track between Mombasa and Malaba will be replaced by standard gauge track by 2017, with branchlines to Moyale (for Addis Ababa) and Lodwa (for Juba) at a cost of some US$ 5.2 billion. The railway project will be fully completed by the year 2050.

The Mombasa – Malaba – Kampala line is the first of four phases. There will also be a line from Lamu to Lokichogio, which will connect with Juba in South Sudan. These projects are part of Kenya’s Vision 2030 development plan and their importance cannot be overstated.

The Port of Mombasa handles about 20 million tonnes of cargo per year. The forecast is only upwards and, without an ugraded rail system, within a few years one truck will have to leave the port every minute of every day to keep up with demand. This is clearly unsustainable, so the modernisation of the rail system is not only necessary but essential.

In the long term, the idea of a rail link between Lamu and Douala, in Cameroon, is also being explored. This would reduce haulage time to just four and a half days compared with 25 days by sea.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning

Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning March 29, 2017 — Video Update March 31, 2017. The US State Department has issued an updated travel advisory for this country.
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The Scenic Route To Congo | Travel Vlog

In December 2017 I moved to Congo for a new assignment as a humanitarian aid worker. This video tells my story of travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), sometimes also called the heart of darkness a term coined by Joseph Conrad and his bestselling book Heart Of Darkness.
Enjoy the ride!

Congo videos are uploaded Tuesdays @ 4 pm Central European time (but I can't promise one every week)

Pre-filmed videos will continue to go live Saturdays @ 9 am Central European time.

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DISCOVERY OF BOMA-The hidden capital of the Congo (Kinshasa)

Let us Go to the Bas Congo, the western and costal province of the democratic republic of the Congo.
And all starts here, at the 7th Street in the Limete town, a suburb of Kinshasa, the capital of the Congo. The trip starts early at 7:oo AM prompt as planned.
The Congo is this vast giant country second to Algeria in surface, and the size of all the western Europ all countries included, a quarter of the USA surface. It is really big with 70 millions people leaving in this greatly tropical country where the equator line passes in the right middle.
And I have never stopped of dreaming of visiting each single province of it. Congo is subdised in 11 functional provinces, and I have been dreaming of visiting the Bas Congo since my geography and history teachers told it is a province where the modern Congo started. Precolonial, and colonial history and drama was first based in the Bas-Congo, and at some scale slave trade went on quietly here.
Yes, I dreamed at setting my foot where Diego Cao and Morton Stanley , those courageous European explorers had been once in Early modern Congolese era. Diego Cao came from the discovery of the sea outfall of the river Congo down in the Atlantic, and decided to navigate upward stream. Stanley walked from East Africa all through this thick rain forest rowing his boat with 300 slaves down the river Congo. River Congo, yes, Congo will hardly function without this vital river, the second largest in the speed of discharging water in the Ocean. A river that give birth to the falls that generate electricity to many countries in Africa.
Yes, I dreamed to be in the Bas-Congo.
On this bus to the bas-congo, it will not last before I make 2 friends who shared the same interest of visiting the Bas-Congo with the eye of a learner who craves for historical knowledge. Yes, Kitoko was busy writing names of towns as the bus went on, and Nkumbu, was listening to our conversation from his front seat, and jumbed in to share his knowledge of the Congo. He turned next to be our tourist guide because he has travelled all over the Bas-Congo. He is a true believer of community development by the grassroot.
Here I am now in the Bas Congo after my geography class in the province of Nord Kivu, east of the Congo, in the early 80s. From Kinshasa the capital of the Congo, we went on thru villages and towns of Sona bata, Kisantu, Kimpese, kwilu-ngongo, mbanza ngungu, Kinza mvuete, Matadi, and Boma. Many of these spots are tourist destinations as our coming up video will testify. Kisantu has a fantatistic botanical garden, Mbanza Ngungu has pretty caves in a dream landscape. Matadi and specifically Boma have colonial and historical sites, all educational and recreational along the river Congo.
One important note, Bas-Congo is so close to Angola that it is hard to tell who comes from where, Congolese and Angolan mingles together, as their countries are both in hand reach.
One can not talk about the modern Congo without mentioning the name ofMorton Stanley, the journalist and the explorer of the Congo. He came in as an envoy of King LeopoldII who wanted to conquer new land for growing his personal wealth. Stanley made 999 days from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. With a special canoe, he made it through the rapids of the Congo river along with him were 356 slaves. But, in Boma and Moanda, only 114 slaves survived the expedition. Sir Stanley started mapping out a sketch of Congo development by starting building road, and railways. He ended in the British parliament, and died in England with his Congolese nickname Bula Matari to means stone breaker.
And to say the least, matadi the capital of Bas Congo means Rock. On this day we have travelled through a town built on Rocks. Isn't amazing.
This trip took us 10 h from Kinshasa to Boma where we rested for the night.

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tourist attractions of Kinshasa

Zongo Falls in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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zongo waterfall, Demoratic Republic of congo, central africa

Zongo waterfall is located in the Bas-congo province (Democratic republic of Congo) Central Africa, one the biggest water falls in the world. Amazing place to visit.

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