Why is Transport a problem in DR Congo

July 3, 2020 By blog Comments Off

Transport in DR congo – Car Rental Congo; 4×4 Car Hire in Central Africa.

Traveling in Africa can never be easy and simple however there are some parts of Africa that are ease to get transportation services like East Africa, South Africa where there are self-drive options like self-drive around Lake Victoria but when it comes to Democratic republic of congo it is a quite hard and unique experience that can’t be compared to East Africa & South Africa.

Provinces in DR congo

Before the Colonists came to DR congo, it was initially organized into 22 districts. Ten western districts were administered directly by the main colonial government, while the eastern part of the colony was administered under two vice-governments: eight northeastern districts formed Orientale Province, and four southeastern districts formed Katanga. In 1919, the colony was organized into four provinces: Congo-Kasaï (five southwestern districts), Équateur (five northwestern districts), Orientale, and Katanga (previous vice-governments). DR Congo got its independence and it was rearranged into 25 provinces which are all served by car Rental Congo that include Kinshasa, Ituri Province, Kongo Central, Haut-Uele, Kwango, Tshopo, Kwilu Province, Bas-Uele, Mai-Ndombe Province, Nord-Ubangi, Kasaï Province, Mongala, Kasaï-Central, Sud-Ubangi, Kasaï-Oriental, Équateur, Lomami Province, Tshuapa,Sankuru, Tanganyika Province, Maniema, Haut-Lomami, South Kivu, Lualaba Province, North Kivu, Haut-Katanga Province.

The Most known and developed is Kinshasa, North Kivu, South Kivu, Tanganyika, Ituri, Haut Katanga provinces that hold minerals and tourism activities.

Modes of Transport in Congo

DR Congo four modes of Transport are Air, Water, Rail, and Road transport but the most used are three that is water transport to those communities close to river congo, air for the domestic flight available yet road transport is mostly used for those traveling in Cities.

Road Conditions in DR congo.

Ground transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has always been difficult. The terrain and climate of the Congo Basin present serious barriers to road and rail construction, and the distances are enormous across this vast country. Furthermore, chronic economic mismanagement and internal conflict has led to serious under-investment over many years.

The transportation network is of crucial importance to Congo for travelers to get around from one province to another considering the size of the country.  Congo’s generally poor transportation infrastructure is a major factor in its economic underdevelopment, backed up by a congo river that has no clear water floor in Africa. Check on the Congo River Expeditions ( navigable from Banana to Matadi, Kinshasa to Kisangani, Obundu to Kindu, and Kongolo to Bukama.) But when planning to get around by road from south to the last point, then it’s difficult that why we failed to develop the clear travel around the Congo river. Travelers that wish to visit DR congo are advised to rent 4×4 Car rentals only due to the terrain of the roads.

Roads in South Kivu province

The Roads in Bukavu are paved and the areas are safely visited by tourists that be heading to Kahuz Biega National Park that is known to the home for the Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Travelers are advised to use Rusizi one border to connect to Rwanda. Car Rental Congo offers the best car hire services for travelers visiting Bukavu city for projects or Tourism on short & Long term projects in local Communities around Lake Kivu.


The Democratic Republic of the Congo has fewer all-weather paved highways than any country of its population and size in Africa — a total of 2250 km, of which only 1226 km is in good condition. To put this in perspective, the road distance across the country in any direction is more than 2500 km (e.g. Matadi to Lubumbashi, 2700 km by road).

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