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    Tourists Guide To Kinshasa & General Information

    Kinshasa is the largest City and the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as the DRC. This Country is not to be confused with the Congo or Congo Republic, it’s neighbour across the Congo River, which is also known as Cong-Brazzaville.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Kinshasa

    Kinshasa is a highly populated, thriving and vibrant City, situated on the banks of the Congo River. It has the 3rd highest urban population in Africa outside of Cairo and Lagos, and is also the second largest French speaking City outside of Paris.

    What You Need To Know About Kinshasa

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Kinshasa.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Kinshasa?

    May to September are the best times to visit Kinshasa.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Kinshasa?

    A Visa is required to visit and enter Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Only 2 countries are exempt from having a Visa on entry.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Kinshasa?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Kinshasa will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect Repellant is also a good addition to your packing.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Kinshasa?

    Before visiting the DRC and Kinshasa, you should make sure all your vaccinations are up to date and you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.

    Transport & How To Get Around Kinshasa?

    Kinshasa International Airport is a fairly large airport that caters for a variety of different airlines. There is a host of public transportation Companies that can help you explore Kinshasa. It is always good to check with your travel or booking agent about how to get around Kinshasa, and what options are included in your holiday.

    Attractions and places to visit in Kinshasa

    Kinshasa is the capital city and the largest city of the DRC and is based right on the Congo River. This stunning city that was once filled with numerous fishing villages has evolved into a dynamic city with well over 11 million people occupying it. You can be sure to find your fill of beautiful sites and entertainment while visiting Kinshasa.

    Where to go when visiting Kinshasa?

    Apart from the entertainment that can be provided for you within the center of the city, there are impeccable places of interest and in and around the city. For all the natural and animal lovers this city will prove to be a perfect choice of travel and you will be sure to have a lovely time while visiting in Kinshasa.

    There are numerous places of accommodation and hotels to stay at while in Kinshasa. To list but a few ideal places to stay at while in the city is, Biscan Congo Sarl, Hotel Pour Vous, Pullman Kinshasa Grand Hotel, Hotel Royal Kinshasa and last but not least Beatrice Hotel. These lovely and welcoming Hotels offer between 3-star to 5-star ratings where you can be certain you will receive the best treatment and hospitality the city has to offer while visiting.

    Some other special places of interest for the natural fanatics are Garamba National Park. This park is known as one of Africa’s oldest national parks and is advised to visit while in Kinshasa. Lola ya Bonobo, which was founded in 1994, is known as the only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos in the world so make sure to visit.

    Other places of significance are the Congo River and Petites Chutes de la Lukaya water falls. Salonga National Park is also a great reserve to visit as this national park is the largest tropical rainforest reserve in the continent of Africa.

    Last to mention but definitely places to make certain to visit are the Livingstone Falls and the Pool Malebo, which is a Lake in the neighboring lands of Kinshasa.

    How old is the city of Kinshasa?

    This city was first founded as a trading post in 1881.

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