Congo River Tourism, Africa
Congo River is the deepest River in the world and is also the third longest in the world with a depth which is very varied and it’s amazing. With measured depths of over 220 m. overall length reached 4,700 miles and make the longest river. The River is notorious for its role in history. Called the heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad, the river and the surrounding forests have long been known as the land of mysterious dwarfs, mythical beasts, dreadful, and cannibals. The land made famous by the rigorous adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, and was known as a place of brutality and violence of the past, Congo River gets its name from the ancient Kingdom of Congo which inhabited the land at the mouth of the River. Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo, both countries lying on the banks of the River, is named after it. Between 1971 and 1997 the Government of Zaire called it the Zaire River. Congo River before the River Zaire in Africa’s most powerful river which is the second most productive in the world with a discharge of 1,500,000 cubic feet of water per second, which is pretty amazing.
Gradually the River widens and picks up speed until entering the gates of hell, 75 km long canyon of impassable Rapids. The River emerges again, surrounded by lush tropical rain forest as the Lualaba. During the journey through the rain forest of silence, the river crosses the Equator twice. Because the Congo River flows from the northern and southern hemisphere that does not have a large seasonal fluctuations in water level as the other major rivers. This flow is relatively stable because part of the rain zone. Upper Congo River abruptly ends with the Stanley Falls, 60 miles of rapids. Along the River is the city of Kinsangani, a city known for violence since Belgium’s colonial. The River slows to a virtual. Section known as Stanley or Malebo pool. Here the River is 15 miles wide and is flanked by the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Peace from the pool is suddenly shattered by Livingstone Falls, a series of rapids and cataracts 220 miles long. And have the power as much as all the rivers and waterfalls in the United States combined. The final 100 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from late fall fully navigable. Every day, many travelers who come here. Because of the natural beauty that is very pure. Hotels here are also filled with tourists because here at the hotel complete with facilities suitable for your vacation. If you want to find and eat here there is also a very good restaurant with traditional cuisine. You do not hesitate to come back here. Because of this winter’s very well suited this place. Good luck. ?