The Congo Basin

Tour The Congo Basin

Cameroon; Central African Republic; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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J. Doremus
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Congo Basin is a natural wonder that offers travellers and explorers endless opportunities to experience its unique wildlife, landscapes and cultures. Covering an area of 4.5 million square kilometres, the Congo Basin is home to an incredible diversity of plants and animals, including gorillas, elephants, chimps and hippos. There are also plenty of different tribes living in the region, each with their own traditions and customs. So if you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, be sure to add the Congo Basin to your list!

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Geeky Facts about The Congo Basin

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At 500 million acres, it is larger than the state of Alaska and stands as the world's second-largest tropical forest

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The Congo rainforest is known for its high levels of biodiversity, including more than 600 tree species and 10,000 animal species.

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DRC contains the largest area of rainforest, with 107 million hectares, amounting to 60 percent of Central Africa's lowland forest cover.

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Wildlife

Big Cats
Big Cats
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Canoeing
Canoeing
Canyoning
Canyoning
Cruise
Cruise
Culture
Culture
Cycling
Cycling
Festivals
Festivals
Food & Drink
Food & Drink
Hiking
Hiking
Kayaking
Kayaking
Mountaineering
Mountaineering
Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders
Photography
Photography
Polar
Polar
Primates
Primates
Rafting
Rafting
Rail
Rail
Safari
Safari
Sailing
Sailing
Skiing
Skiing
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Wildlife
Wildlife
Winter Sports
Winter Sports
Zip Lining
Zip Lining