Category: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

How to see the lava flow of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo

How to see the lava flow of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo

Venturing into the Democratic Republic of Congo is certainly not what most travelers would add to their bucket list when visiting Africa. Congo offers a modern traveler some of the most phenomena landscapes and breathtaking nature; indeed Africa at its wildest. My favorite is mount Nyiragongo with its summit at 3,468m (11,380ft), is one of […]

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

There is something special about trekking to see mountain gorillas in the remote rain forests in Uganda Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. That unique feeling and realization that they are just like us, living in closely attached family groups, evidently headed by a “parent”, the dominant silverback serving as their protector and defender. Though […]

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

What more says adventure and jaw dropping experience than the sight of an erupting volcano. The sheer splendour of watching the natural vibrant glow of molten rock seep or explode out of the earth’s crust is incredible and quite simply never gets boring! Across the globe we have many accessible volcanoes in near and far […]

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

For most people, a trip to Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo to trek the endangered mountain gorilla is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unlike most safaris, gorilla trekking is done completely outside of the safari vehicle and often requires you to scramble through wet and slippery stinging nettles. But, the rewards far outweigh the inconveniences and, especially […]

Baby mountain gorilla

Bwindi: luxury for less

Mountain gorilla trekking is, for most people, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers an opportunity to spend one thrilling hour with extraordinary primates.  Just three countries house these amazing, and threatened, creatures: DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Rwanda’s and Uganda’s tourism infrastructure is significantly more developed than that of DR Congo and, as a result, they […]

5 things to do in Africa before you die

5 things to do in Africa before you die

YOLO. You only live once. Though the phrase itself has been attributed to Mae West, the acronym has become a fashionable modern mantra for those who want to enjoy their life to the fullest, to do everything and anything, whatever the risks. It’s essentially the digital generation’s equivalent of carpe diem, seize the day. Unlike […]