Republic of the Congo
Since gaining independence from France in 1960 and enduring decades of political turbulence, the Republic of the Congo has developed into a country that is both safe for travelers and is still relatively undiscovered. The majority of the country’s sparse population lives in the major urban areas in the southwest, leaving the thick, lush rainforests and savannahs untouched and virtually uninhabited. These forests sprawl over 80% of the country and are a haven for a myriad of primate species.
The northern rainforests of the Congo Basin comprise the second-largest collection of rainforests in the world, second only to the Amazon in South America. Along with the mighty Congo River, the Shanga and Mambili help to drain this basin and provide access to hidden gems of the forest – the wealth of endemic wildlife and some of the world’s last flourishing Pygmy settlements. The Congo is a country of immense untamed beauty and one of Africa’s best kept secrets, making it an attractive destination for adventurers in search of a true journey into the wild.
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