The African state of the Congo is currently not a country for tourism, as the infrastructure required for this is almost completely lacking. Internal security is not guaranteed in large parts of the Central African country and trips to this country are therefore rather rare. However, that does not mean that there are no exciting travel destinations here for interested holidaymakers. Anyone who has a great deal of thirst for adventure and courage, can do without luxury according to western standards and is in good physical condition, a trip to this area can be a fascinating experience. However, it is recommended that every holidaymaker carefully observe the information and travel warnings from the Foreign Office.
Kinshasa, the capital of the Congo, is also affectionately known as “Kin la belle – the beautiful”. The city has 11 million inhabitants and is located by the Malebo pool. The Congo River forms the national border and accumulates in the Malebo pool to form an impressive lake.
Tourists looking for an exciting adventure with unique wildlife viewing in Central Africa have come to the right place. On the mighty Congo River, which is the lifeline of this huge state and one of the largest rivers on earth, vacationers can take various boat trips. On a journey of several days down the river, tourists can get to know the immeasurable wealth of animals and plants, meet the residents of the river, traders or fishermen and immerse themselves in their living environment. A special highlight on these boat tours is Malebo with its reserve, in which mainly bonobo monkeys, but also other rare wild animals can be observed. The conservation project run here by the community of the village has been looking after the live animals for years and the income from tourism benefits everyone. Such a trip will be remembered for a long time and the fascinating impressions of Africa will be enjoyed for a long time to come.
The city of Kinshasa with a population of almost ten million, still called Léopoldville in colonial times, is without a doubt and in many ways the center of the Republic of the Congo; politically, economically, culturally and in terms of traffic. The second largest city in Africa offers tourists all kinds of sights and is worth an interesting encounter trip. This article explains exactly what tourists can experience on study trips in Kinshasa.
Extensive art collections provide insights into the Congolese culture
The National Museum of Kinshasa, with its numerous exhibits on Congolese art, should suit the taste of culture lovers. With their exhibits, the museums of the university also offer plenty of material to immerse yourself in the history of the Congo. In addition, the Academy of Fine Arts offers insights into countless works of art, from paintings to sculptures, in which Congolese artists have expressed themselves and captured moments steeped in history.
Experience the natural idyll in the rainforest or explore the political center
Not far from the university, one encounters the lake Ma Valée (German: Mein Tal), which is surrounded by green rainforest. Due to its unspoilt nature, it is one of the highlights of the Congolese capital. The diplomatic quarter in Gombe, which is located in a spacious bay of the Congo River, and the ministerial buildings in the Cité de l’OUA are also popular.
Immerse yourself in African nightlife with bars and restaurants
Those who are more interested in nightlife than cultural tours of discovery are most likely to have their fun in the Matongé district. Numerous restaurants and bars line the district, which promises evenings full of relaxation and exuberant partying with locals.
Thus, the Congolese capital can serve a wide range of tourists: Friends of going out as well as nature lovers and those interested in culture get their money’s worth. If you want to experience Africa and especially the Congo, Kinshasa is the right address, as this shimmering metropolis of Africa is one of the most popular travel destinations on the continent.
La Gomera study trips and round trips
La Gomera is on the one hand a travel destination for nature lovers, on the other hand the second smallest of the Canary Islands is ideal for active holidays with hiking, cycling or trekking tours… but also for relaxing island holidays close to nature. The landscape, which you encounter about 1,000 km from mainland Spain, shows – measured by its comparatively small area – an astonishing variety and has quite different vegetation zones. If the north of La Gomera is used for viticulture and agriculture, you will primarily encounter thick-leaf plants, barren shrubs and the Canary Islands in the rain-poor south. In between, there are valleys with palm groves, terraced fields, steep-walled gorges, waterfalls, streams, imposing rocks, volcanic cones, idyllic bays and the Garajonay with a height of 1. 487 m the natural area of La Gomera. On or around the Garajonay, in the middle of the island, there is also a national park of the same name. With almost 40 square kilometers, it takes up almost 10% of the island’s area, and it harbors the largest still closed laurel forest in the world, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. For tours – whether on foot or by bike – there are numerous interesting stations along the way, such as the Degollada de Peraza lookout point, the Mirador del Palmerejeo lookout tower, the Roque de Agando rock or the village of El Cercado, where you can find old Visit the pottery tradition. But La Gomera also has an urban side to be discovered in the island’s capital, San Sebastian de La Gomera. If you are looking for cultural sights here, you will find them in the Casa de Colón.