The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known colloquially simply as the Congo or the DRC, is the largest country in Central Africa, and lies over the Equator. While it is not generally recommended for casual travellers, those wanting to get the full experience of Africa in all its manifestations can gain a lot from the DRC. While the DRC is one of the least developed countries in the world, it is also home to some attractive physical features, with the grand Congo River being one of the highlights of the landscape.
Music fans will appreciate the experience to be in the home of popular African music, with live shows a must-see if you hit the town. Anyone with an interest in art will enjoy the Academie des Beaux-Artes with its impressive gallery and host of private studios guests may be able to visit.