Driving Around River Congo- Congo Expeditions & Car Rental Congo.
Planning on doing a road trip around the DRC mainly focusing River congo the second longest river in Africa after river Nile located in Uganda that floors through Lake Victoria ( Self drive around Lake Victoria).
many Travelers have been interested in taking Congo River Expeditions but the most available information is only of negative before we got the new modern DR Congo that has various activities to be enjoyed.
Please From the start take note that trips to Central African countries are not for beginners as they are very expensive and not ease like the self-drive to east African countries like Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania. Road trip to explore Central Africa can start by purchasing your own jeep mostly recommended is 4×4 Landcruiser camping jeep from Car Rental Companies in South Africa with the plan of selling it in Kinshasa after the trip or return the car and start another adventure to Nile River, although take note that most insurance companies don’t accept South African cars to take routes to South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt.
A traveler planning congo river expedition may decide to start from Kinshasa or Zambia but the best-recommended start place is Zambia as its close to South Africa, Botswana where cars are cheap and modification is easy to fit into the requirements and the needs of the travelers that are going for a hard road trip into Central Africa’s Democratic republic of congo.
Facts About River Congo.
Congo River, formerly Zaire River, river in west-central Africa. With a length of 2,900 miles (4,700 km), it is the continent’s second-longest river, after the Nile. It rises in the highlands of northeastern Zambia between Lakes Tanganyika and Nyasa (Malawi) as the Chambeshi River at an elevation of 5,760 feet (1,760 meters) above sea level and at a distance of about 430 miles (700 km) from the Indian Ocean.
Its course then takes the form of a giant counterclockwise arc, flowing to the northwest, west, and southwest before draining into the Atlantic Ocean at Banana (Banane) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Its drainage basin, covering an area of 1,335,000 square miles (3,457,000 square km), takes in almost the entire territory of that country, as well as most of the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, eastern Zambia, and northern Angola and parts of Cameroon and Tanzania.
The River Congo is great rivers of the world that flow out of equatorial zones where heavy rainfall occurs throughout all or almost all of the year. The driver will cover 4700kms or more depending on the roads and the selected route.
Things to know at the Planning level.
- Costs of good 4×4 Landcruiser
- Modification costs
- Laws and Regulations
- mechanics experience
- Driving skills for African Roads
- Language translator
Suggested road plans
- The route can be Kinshasa-Mbadaka-Kisangani-Lubumbashi-Mbuji-Mayi-Kinshasa, for those on short holidays
- The long one is Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, DR Congo.