Democratic Republic of Congo Local Customs

  • DUMA - MEAT ON A STICK IN THE DRC
    DUMA - MEAT ON A STICK IN THE DRC
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Democratic Republic of Congo Local Customs

  • DUMA - MEAT ON A STICK IN THE DRC

    Duma is a meat dish found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Essentially the meat is skewered through the centre (length-ways) of the meat, sprinkled with a lotes of spices and deep fried. This is definitely street food you will find in the markets here for about $1 or less. I did not have a chance to sample one, but 2 of my guides described...

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  • CHUKUDU - THE WOODEN BICYCLE

    Seriously – do not laugh. You are looking at a seriously well engineered, practical, low cost and environmentally friendly method of goods transport. The Chukudu is a solid wood scooter that has forked steering bars, a wide wooden platform sloping from the steering handles down and to the rear. Finally its wooden wheels have some rubber tyre tread...

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  • Photographing People

    I found, and this was confirmed by our guide, that the people in this area do not like being photographed at all. They believe that taking a photograph of them removes their spirit and they really resent any photographs being taken or even run away if they can.A pity, because the people are colourful and it would have been nice to get some photos...

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  • Gorilla Etiquette

    It is very important not to startle the gorillas - No flash photography.No noise.No sudden movementsDon't try to play with, or get close to youngsters. This will annoy and alarm the parents.Don't stare the silverback in the eye - he will take this as a threat and may charge you.Gorillas are prone to catching the same diseases as humans so you have...

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  • Congolese Forests

    Be relaxed - the country is different, so get used to it! I wish that my high school French had involved more oral than written emphasis! Even so, it is not too difficult to get by with a smattering of the language. The small part of Zaire that I saw does have some beautiful scenery for you to enjoy, if you can just go with the flow regarding all...

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  • Simba Beer

    When you had a beer in Zaire, you had a serious beer! Sometimes, because we were living so close to the Zairean border, we would just pop across to experience what it was like in their bars. It was definitely different, with the French language and culture, as well as the sense of adventure from just slipping into another country like that!...

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  • If you go to Eastern Zaire, do...

    If you go to Eastern Zaire, do make the effort to go and visit the pygmies. Depending on what you can negotiate, a hike into the jungle, hunting trip and overnight stay at their village is around US$20. It is quite a bizarre culture as all they do all the time is sleep, eat and smoke dope. Watching a six-year old girl smoking a pipe longer than she...

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Democratic Republic of Congo Hotels

  • Hotel Memling

    You do not compaire hotes around the world as you cant compaire countries. for congolese, memling is...

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    the hotel is a bit of a maze but makes it interesting. The swiming pool is 1st class. everything...

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  • Hotel Invest

    Av. Kabinda, Cité RTNC Lingwala, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Sultani

    30, Avenue de la Justice, Commune de la Gombe, Kinshasa, 7248, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Grand Hotel Kinshasa

    Rooms and bathrooms have seen better days (1970's). There's wifi internet access!! Alas not fast....

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  • Hotel Ave Maria

    Avenue Colonel Ebeya, 3, Zone de la Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Venus

    306, Avenue de la Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

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    I recently stayed in Hotel Luntu for about a week in july this year and i must say i think quiet the...

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  • Faden House

    117 avenue colonel tshatshi, Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

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