The Democratic Republic of the Congo often referred to as its abbreviation – DRC or D.R. Congo is the single largest and most populous country in Central Africa. This country has suffered tragic times and has had an extremely tumultuous history. The presence of armed troupes makes it dangerous for tourists to visit DRC currently. However, those who manage to enter DRC and are brave enough to spend some time here, are definitely in for an adventure.
Geographically, DRC is diverse and can offer many options for all nature lovers: in the east, you can see volcanic peaks rising above the rainforests surrounding them, with misty clouds descending upon them. Mount Nyiragongo is especially interesting for hikers who can spend the night on the rim above an active lava lake. If you’re into jungles, tourists are permitted to trek to families of gorillas daily, but in smaller groups. You can also spend some quality time on the mighty Congo River, floating hundreds of kilometers on barges and roaming around the lively markets in every corner of the country.