Tourism plays a vital role in the Democratic Republic of the Congo economy, as there are many historical, archaeological. In addition to many resorts, hotels, parks, and parks, tourist places attract many tourists from different parts of the world; To enjoy their picturesque views. You can visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo, wander around, explore its historical, archaeological and tourist attractions. You can go to its popular markets and buy whatever you need from it. You can also go to the cafes, restaurants scattered there, taste the most delicious local foods, and don’t forget to take many memorial photos of the country.
Republic of the Congo
The Republic of the Congo is located in central Africa. Its capital is Kinshasa, overlooking a narrow strip located on the Atlantic Ocean. In contrast, most of it is located on the African continent to its center’s southern side. The equator crosses the northern part of it, bordered by Sudan, Rwanda, Central African Republic, Gulf Guinea, Zambia, Uganda, Burundi, Ankola, and dense tropical forests. It makes up a third of the area of the Congo. The Congo River, known as the Zaire River, passes through the woods, is characterized by its strong currents, and is one of the main transport routes, and many wild animals live in it.
Tourism in the Republic of the Congo There are many tourist places in the Republic of the Congo that tourists visit, and the most important of them are:
- Nyiragongo volcano:
The volcano is located in the Virunga National Park in the Congo. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the republic. It attracted many tourists to take pictures next to the lava. The volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa, and it is a group of lava that looks like a huge crater.
- Akab Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Akab Reserve is located in the northeast of the Democratic Congo Republic, near the Sudanese and Ugandan borders. It covers approximately one-fifth of the forest area. It contains five thousand okap animals and four thousand elephants, leopards, buffaloes and water deer, and about 300 species of birds. This reserve was established to preserve the Okap animal. From extinction, this reserve is located in the Ituri forest.
- Salonga National Park:
It is one of the most important reasons for visiting the Republic of the Congo, located inside the well-known Congo River. The park contains many wild animals such as giraffes, monkeys and elephants, and can be fed and taken pictures with them. It also has rare types of monkeys, such as bonobos and Salonga monkeys, and there are types of peacocks. Crocodiles can be seen in the water lakes and ponds in the park, and UNESCO has considered it one of the most important World Heritage sites to attract large numbers of tourists.
- Buyuma Falls:
The waterfalls are located in the east of the Congo. It has about seven springs of water, reaching a length of about 10 km. The waterfalls are intended for tourists who love recreation and tranquillity, to have a time of rest and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
- Livingston Falls:
Waterfalls consist of several slopes and chains, and they are one of the most important tourist attractions in the Congo. And the waterfall is located after the Congo River, and it is one of the most powerful waterfalls in strength and flow.
Population in the Republic of the Congo
Most of the republic population is black Africans, and there are multiple races, as there are the Mapushi group, the Batika group, the Congolese group, and the Singa group. Most of the population live in villages and depend on agriculture a lot. The population growth in cities has increased a lot due to the migration of the people from the countryside to cities to search for work. The capital Kinshasa is the largest city in terms of area and the most in terms of population. About a third of the people live in the capital. The people of the republic is about 85 million people. The population density increases in the north and south of the country, and the population speaks French and is the language of Official government transactions in the republic. There are other languages used, such as Chiluba, Lingala, Kikungu, and Swahili. English is used with foreign tourists in particular, and the population uses the currency of the Congolese franc in commercial transactions, sales and purchases.