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A Brief Congo Travel Guide for Those Who Are New to the Country

The land of vast mountain ranges and humid thick rainforests, active volcanoes, lava rocks and steaming geysers, as well as exciting Congo gorilla trekking, it welcomes tourists from all over the world who come looking exactly for that. However, Congo gorillas swinging from vines are not the only kind of fun to be had on your holiday. Congo jungle tours and climbing to enjoy great views will delight adventurous hikers who usually want to tackle Mount Nyiragongo. However, if the Congo volcano hike seems like something too exhausting, you can go on a Congo safari or take a Congo river cruise.

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Things to do and see in Congo:

Garamba National Park

Congo tours may include different natural parks and even a bonobo orphanage (Lola Ya Bonobo). However, Garamba National Park is a gemstone of Congo tourism. This area of grasslands and savannahs features many different large mammals and endangered species in the same place, which is a rare thing to see. This is what makes this national park unique and worth exploring when you visit Congo. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and simply amazing as compared to similar places in other countries.

Nyiragongo Volcano

This 3,000+ metre active volcano with mist and fumes at the top is towering over and astounding, with truly dramatic landscapes and black solidified lava around, as well as a bubbling lava lake inside the crater with a red glow visible at night. Nyiragongo Volcano is a beautiful tourist destination that the Republic of Congo tours offer.

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, it features a rich and varied landscape and splendid scenery. This is a great area to experience what the beauty of nature is, and why it is worth to be seen, valued and protected. With Ituri and Epulu Rivers, waterfalls, luscious green plants and a variety of birds and primates, Okapi Wildlife Reserve is one of these fantastic places unique to Congo travel.