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Victoria Falls - 3 Hour Sunrise Cycle
"There will be breaks along the way at scenic viewpoints alongside the perennial Zambezi hardly believing that this seemingly placid and innocuous river will be transformed into a terrifying torrent of water a few kilometres downstream.Continue onto the Big Tree a massive and ancient Baobab which is over a thousand years old as your guide explains the unique fauna and flora of the region. From here on to the leafy tree-lined suburbs and then into Chinotimba Township where you get a sense of local customs and culture. Wander through the bustling market as your guide points out the different fruit and vegetables
From $120.00
 
Victoria Falls - 3 Hour Sunset Cycle
"Break along the way at scenic viewpoints alongside the perennial Zambezi hardly believing that this seemingly placid and innocuous river will be transformed into a terrifying torrent of water a few kilometres downstream.Continue onto the Big Tree a massive and ancient Baobab which is over a thousand years old as your guide explains the unique fauna and flora of the region. From here on to the leafy tree-lined suburbs and then into Chinotimba Township where you get a sense of local customs and culture. Wander through the bustling market as your guide points out the different fruit and vegetables
From $120.00
 
Sunrise Cycle and Guided Walk at Victoria Falls
"Start at the Victoria Falls Hotel and enjoy a cycling tour to Victoria Falls. Break along the way at scenic viewpoints alongside the perennial Zambezi hardly believing that this seemingly placid and innocuous river will be transformed into a terrifying torrent of water a few kilometres downstream.Continue onto the Big Tree a massive and ancient Baobab which is over a thousand years old as your guide explains the unique fauna and flora of the region. From here on to the leafy tree-lined suburbs and then into Chinotimba Township where you get a sense of local customs and culture. Wander through the bustling market as your guide points out the different fruit and vegetables
From $175.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Democratic Republic of Congo

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CAMERA SMASHING PICTURE HATERS

Taking photos in the DRC is a very delicate art. People hate having photos taken of themselves and sometimes even whole areas – even trees. This is much worse in some areas and especially in Goma. In...
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YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATES REQUIRED

To get into the DRC you need a Certificate of Yellow Fever Immunization to show at the border. That means that you must actually get the shot. It’s not cheap, it hurts like hell and leaves permanent...
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Beware of Kennedy and Hakuna Matata Tours

This is a warning for potential travelers to the Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Burundi) NOT to use the services of Kennedy Nari Ndayisenga or his tour company,...
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Heart of Darkness

While some travel guides will tell you that just about anywhere is safe, I know of few who will recomend a holiday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is a reason that Joseph Conrad used...
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Exporting Currency

Something that I learned when I was at the airport to fly home is that you are not supposed to export Congolese Francs. When going through security and was getting a pat down, I left some Francs in my...
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Infrastructure

The infrastructure in this country is horrible. I am surprised that there isn't more fatalities as a result of it. Many of the roads were built many years ago and haven't been maintained. Same with a...
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Danger, Danger, Danger, Danger!

Got your attention, didn't I? Contrary to popular belief and the US State Department warnings, the DRC is not really dangerous IMHO. But, because it is a poor country with poor communications, roads,...
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the violence against women

Some call Eastern Congo the "rape capital of the world" - the region has been torn by conflict and civil war for almost 20 years now though theoretically a peace settlement has been signed years ago....
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Beware of all the army...

Beware of all the army throughout as they are badly paid. Hence every little white guy is a potential source of income. Knowing about the authority of a uniform these arms flaunting usually tall guys...
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The Soldiers Want A Ride?

It was bad enough 30 years ago regarding the lack of central control. On one crossing of the Pedicle, soldiers with machine guns stepped out onto the road and flagged us down for a drive. What do you...
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This area is not the safest...

This area is not the safest part of the world. There are regular incursions by Rwandan soldiers & poachers. Our guides all had AK 47 rifles. There is also a large refugee camp nearby it took us 20...
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do not go alone in...

do not go alone in parks,especially at night of course;many people say they work as taxis,in fact,you will go in their car to a desert place where they will take your money and passport,rape you and...
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Popular Cities in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Lubumbashi

Democratic Republic of Congo
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Kinshasa

Ville de Kinshasa
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Goma

Region du Kivu
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Bandundu

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Uvira

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Lokolama

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Top Hotels in Democratic Republic of Congo

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5, av. du Tchad, BP 68, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Boulevard Kanyamahanga, near Rwanda border, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Airport Road, Semendua
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Route Nationale 01, Mawete
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Ask for directions, Bendela
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Top Things to Do in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Musee National de Kinshasa

The National Museum of Kinshasa is not as well kept as one might expect for the capital city museum, as I've seen some really good collections OUTSIDE Africa that rival this one in size and quality of...
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Bandundu Airport Hotel

VT expects to provide the address and phone number of the hotels, but in DRC, and Bandundu Province in particular, most of this is either unnecessary or a waste of time. When you arrive in Bandundu,...
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Lokolama

After cycling for two and half days, it was time to simply stroll around town. There are no cars and trucks, not stop lights, not stop signs. Only pedestrians and bicycles, and an occasional...
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Day Trip to Uganda

For collectors of countries: The visa for the Democratic Republic of Congo is quite difficult to get but the following is at the moment possible. From Kisoro, Uganda you can take a motorcycle taxi...
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Lokoro River

This is a sizable river that flows mostly from Lokolama to the Lac Mai Ndombe. The river trip takes 3-4 days, depending upon stops along the way, and of course, the weather. I was lucky. Only one...
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Semendua

Baby Tuande is one of these highly charged local businessman who owns a couple of stores, one of which sells women garments. In a place where fossil fuel motors are rare, he is proud of his three...
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"Zaire (Dem. Rep. of Congo) in the Old Days!"
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