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Trip to Zaire, A Charismatic Land
Democratic Republic Zaire is located in central Africa facing the Atlantic Ocean and bordered by the Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Congo, and Cabinda. The natives are Bantu and Sudanese Negroes, pygmies, and Europeans. French is the official language. Kananga and Lumumbashi are the major cities.
Zaire Congo, Lualaba and Kasai are the chief rivers. There are a number of lakes such as Mobutu Sese Seko Albert, Mai-Ndombe, and Tumba. The climate is hot with high precipitation in central Zaire.
Zaire has its own railways and some lines are electrified. Some lines are designed to circumvent rapids and waterfalls of navigable rivers. The total length of inland waterways exceeds 13,000 kilometres. The road system is relatively efficient. There are four ports with anchorage for large ocean-going vessels. The nation has 3 international airports and 40 smaller inland facilities.
Kinshasa, is the capital. Here the museum at the Kinshasa University and the National Museum are a source of attraction for tourists.
The core of the country is the vast Congo Basin flanked on the south by the Katanga plateau and on the east by the Mitumba Mountains, which are fringed by volcanic massifs on the border. Zaire is a country of rivers characterized by abundant flowing waters caused by heavy rains, and numerous rapids and waterfalls.
Inkisi falls at the height of 197 ft in the southwest Zongo and the adjoining Mbanza-Ngungu caves and Frere Gillet Botanic Gardens are covered by tourist in one trip. The lakes most frequented are Lake Tanganiyka, Munkamba, Kasai, Fwa, Albert, etc. Bunia is the junction of dispersion for different locations in jungle, peaks, cultural villages, and waterfalls.
Nearly one-half of the entire territory is forested, but there are also vast stretches of savannas with shrubbery and groves. Animals’ life is highly varied and exceptionally rich; there are antelopes, elephants, rhinoceros, lions, leopards, and hyenas. The rivers abound in fish, crocodiles, and various kinds of fowl.
The place is specifically visited by tourists to see wildlife sanctuaries and the exotic national parks. Some of the popular ones are Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Virunga National Park, and Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Zaire, Salonga National Park, Upemba National Park, Garamba National Park, and Garamba National Park.
The mystique region egulates the navigation of the lower river Congo into the Atlantic Ocean; a visit to the land of nature leaves you spell bound.