Making Your Travel Plans to and in the Congo

Basankusu collecting firewood

If you are looking to travel or take a vacation to a place you have never been to before, why not consider taking a trip to the Congo? The Democratic Republic of Congo is the most populated and largest country located in Central Africa and can provide you with a travel experience unlike any other place in the world. You can get the opportunity to experience life as you may never have seen it before and see the contrast of the lush tropical rainforest areas and the city population and attractions of Kinshasa.

Kinshasa, Congo

Kinshasa, Congo

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If you are considering going to the Congo there are some things you want to consider as you make your travel plans, such as:

  • Best Ways to Travel There – You actually have a number of options when it comes to voyage and transport to the Congo. While most people may primarily fly into the area, you can also take the opportunity to arrive by boat or train. There are ferries that make daily trips to Kinshasa from Brazzaville for a very reasonable cost. Once you arrive in the Congo, you have the option of taking the train to different locations in the country. You may also end up flying to other parts of the country since it is so large. 
Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo

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  • Where to Stay – You are going to want to do some looking around as you try to find the best place for you to stay during your visit. You will have your choice among many hotels that are available. Some hotels right in Kinshasa can be expensive so you want to know just what your budget is for your trip, what size room you need and the amenities that you require so you can be sure to get what you want. You may also want to consider staying at a guest house for your trip since they can be cheaper than staying at hotels and offer you a nice place to stay. 
  • Dining – Dinging is plentiful anywhere that you go within the country and particularly in the capital city of Kinshasa. You will find all kinds of restaurants that offer cuisine from all over the world so if you want something that you are more accustomed to you will be able to find it, but you can also get the chance to sample local cooking and foods in many locations.


Hippos in Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Hippos in Luangwa Valley, Zambia

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The important thing to do is to do your research well in advance so you can be sure that you have all of the information you need and can take the time to find the places and methods that are most useful to you. If you are looking for a quality hotel in Congo Kinshasa or want any other information regarding the Congo, you will want to be sure to check out Mon Congo. The website can provide you with details and information about everything that you may need for your travels, including hotels, restaurants, banking, the current weather, airline information and much more.

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