Explore and find hotels in Congo {Kinshasa)

The landlocked Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) promises an unforgettable adventure. Its lush, tropical rainforest is second only to the Amazon in size, while Kinshasa, the French-speaking capital, offers an enticing mix of relaxed and lively pastimes. DRC's sensational highlight is Virunga, Africa's oldest national park and home to mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and the incredible, active Nyiragongo volcano. This natural wonder soars above the surrounding forest, and can be climbed over a challenging two-day expedition. Make it to the top and be rewarded with thrilling views into the glowing, explosive lava lake below. Over 3,250 km west, Kinshasa is experiencing a small but fast-growing tourism industry. Just beyond the city's sprawl you’ll find the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, which provides a home for orphaned bonobos. Follow the trails around the large, forested enclosures to see the friendly apes playing together. The Zongo Waterfalls make for another popular day trip out of the capital. There’s a fair bit of hiking involved, but seeing the water thundering over the precipice into the river below is a sight worth hiking for. Back in Kinshasa, take a scenic walk along the river, or embrace the dance culture the city prides itself on, and try out some afro zumba classes. For somewhere to stay, you can choose from a range of hotels and guest houses in both Kinshasa and Goma, which neighbours Virunga National Park.