The Congo River and the rain forest surrounding it are second in size only to the Amazon. With one thousand five hundred indigenous animal species, the DRC is one of earth’s most bio-diverse areas on earth.
Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest park, is home to a quarter of the world’s mountain gorillas. The Congolese forests have one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world, including the rare Bonobo. It is safe to visit this park and trackers protect and assist hikers on trips to view the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
In the east is an active volcano with a crater that glows in the dark. Climb through tropical forests past steaming geysers, climbing to the top where you can camp next to the bubbling crater of the largest lava lake in the world.