Posts Categorized: DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo Overview

Democratic Republic of Congo's Flag.

Area – 2,345,409 km2 Currency – Congolese franc President – Joseph Kabila Population – 81,680,000 (July 2015 est) Capital City – Kinshasa Official Languages – French Our safaris in DRC are limited to Virunga National Park due to current political stability. Located on the eastern borders of DRC is one of the most biologically diverse… Read more »

Virunga National Park

The churning lava lake at the summit of Mount Nyiragongo. Image © Steven Cresswell.

Terrain – Rainforest & Savannah Park Size – 7800 km² Located in one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet is Virunga National Park (Parc National des Virunga); home to Mt. Nyiragongo and a quarter of the worlds remaining mountain gorillas which can be tracked on foot. Nyiragongo is an active volcano, which… Read more »