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Cheap flights from DR Congo

DR Congo, officially the Democratic Republic of the Congo but also known as DRC, Congo-Kinshasa, DROC, or RDC, is a country in Central Africa. DR Congo is not to be confused with its neighbour to the north, Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo Republic or Congo-Brazzaville. Other countries bordering DR Congo are the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania to the east, and Zambia and Angola to the south. The Atlantic Ocean is located on the west. DR Congo is the second largest country in Africa by area and the fourth most populous nation in Africa. The capital is Kinshasa (hence the nickname Congo-Kinshasa), and the other major cities include the mining cities of Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi. While the country is extremely bountiful in natural resources, there is political instability, lack of infrastructure, and limited development.

Where to go

Virunga National Park - Virunga National Park, formerly Albert National Park, encompasses 7,800 square kilometres from the Virunga Mountains in the south to the Rwenzori Mountains in the north. Created in 1925 by King Albert I of Belgium, it was the first national park in Africa. In 1979, the park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park boasts of extremely diverse landscapes and ecosystem, with exceptional biodiversity. It contains more mammal, bird, and reptile species than any other protected area on the continent. One of the most notable species in the territory is the extremely rare mountain gorilla.

Okapi Wildlife Reserve - Another World Heritage Site in DR Congo is the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, situated in the Ituri Forest near the borders with Sudan and Uganda. The reserve covers 14,000 square kilometres and was created in 1992 with the help of the Okapi Conservation Project. As the name suggests, the Okapi Wildlife Reserve is home to many okapis, a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest.

Petites Chutes de la Lukaya - Just south of Kinshasa, there is a set of small waterfalls called Petites Chutes de la Lukaya (or small falls of the Lukaya) on the Lukaya River. The water falls into a small lake with a sandy beach, an attraction for tourists who want to swim. Adjacent to the falls is the Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary for orphaned and rescued bonobos.

Just a short flight from DR Congo is Luanda, capital of Angola, where visitors can explore the Quiçama National Park, gaze in awe at the majestic Kalandula Falls, see the Fortress of São Miguel, or learn about the slavery in Angola at the National Museum of Slavery. Other nearby destinations are Johannesburg, Libreville, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Luanda, Istanbul, and Cotonou.

DR Congo also has direct connections to destinations that are a little further away, namely Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. Paris, as many people know, is constantly one of the top destinations in the world. The city is famous for its landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Centre Georges Pompidou, as well as for the cuisine and shopping opportunities.

How to get out

The main airport serving DR Congo is N'djili International Airport, also known as Kinshasa International Airport. There are regular flights to Abidjan, Libreville, Paris, Douala, Lagos, Brussels, Goma, Johannesburg, Kananga, Kindu, Kisangani, Lodja, Lubumbashi, Mbandaka, Mbuji, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Casablanca, Luanda, Istanbul, Cotonou, and Pointe-Noire. The airlines that provide service from N'djili International Airport are Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, Arik Air, ASKY Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Camair-co, Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korongo Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, TAAG Angola Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Westair Benin.

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