With three UNESCO biospheres, whole ecosystems teeming with wildlife and huge untapped mineral capacity, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) potential is breathtaking.
The Congo River and its tributaries flow through the DRC, one of the largest rainforest areas in the world.
Bukavu and Goma are the main towns of this Great Lakes region.
World Heritage Sites
Virunga National Park is a 7 800km2 World Heritage Site that lies on the eastern border of the DRC.
A vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega, the park has a diverse and abundant fauna.
Garamba National Park, located in Orientale province , was established in 1938, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.