Democratic Republic of Congo Images

When we conjure up mental images of the Democratic Republic of Congo perhaps inevitably those images are of a war torn and dangerous country. Whilst this is sadly true, and has been for decades since independence from Belgium in 1960, the country itself is home to an abundance of rainforests, rivers such as the Congo itself. This image of Mount Nyiragongo file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Attribution: Ishidro at the German language WikipediaThe Democratic Republic of Congo is about the same size as western Europe and is home to the famous Congo river with many still unexplored regions bursting with wildlife including mountain gorillas, white rhinos and, of course, the pygmy chimpanzees. It shares its borders with Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The country also has a small 23 mile strip of coastline connecting it with the Atlantic Ocean. It is also home to active volcanoes such as Mount Nyiragongo (left) in the Great Rift Valley, all above a bed of an estimated twenty-four trillion US dollars of natural resources including cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium and coal.

Main rivers and lakes of the Democratic Republic of Congo: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licenseThe Democratic Republic of Congo has a number of rivers and lakes with the main rivers (right) being the Ubangi and Bomu in the north and the Congo in the west. Lake Tanganyika forms part of its eastern border with Tanzania and Burundi. Given the country's difficult past there is no real tourism industry nor special places of interest and in the main visitors are advised, if they have to visit the country, to avoid entering around the conflict access points of Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.

Once there, the AAC Bonobo Nursery Sanctuary at Kinshasa is worth a visit where visitors can see orphaned apes as is the Symphonies Naturelles some 12km outside of Kinshasa where a number of forest paths can be explored in the 200 hectare woodland. Those interested in plant life will also probably enjoy a visit to the Kisantu Botanical Gardens on the road to Matadi.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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Images of the Democratic Republic of Congo presented in video showing rare images of the country as you have probably never seen it before. This video shows images of the country as you have probably never seen it before. After you watch it why not check out our satellite map of the Democratic Republic of Congo above and zoom in to explore other images and areas of interest.

 
 


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