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Congo

Often confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), on the opposite side of the river Congo, Congo (known officially as the Republic of Congo and also sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville) offers a more friendly and less threatening entirely on expanding its neighbor.

Noted for its lowland gorillas and wild chimpanzees (the country has more than 80% of the population), the Congo is characterized by dense rainforest and impenetrable jungle, juxtaposed to a narrow coastal strip that houses a 169 km nascent oil industry. Outside the French capital Brazzaville flavored, attractions include the surf beaches of Pointe-Noire, the whitewater rapids of the Congo River and – at 13, 600 square kilometers, Odzala National Park – one of the most largest and least known of tropical Africa.

Band Wildlife in Congo remains a largely unknown quantity for most foreigners, with little tourist infrastructure and a recent six years of civil conflict, scaring all but the most intrepid travelers. But with a pathway to peace in progress and old feuds and disagreements temporarily – or permanently – forgotten, change flashing tantalizingly on the horizon.
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The greatest asset of the Congo is the Congo. Musicians, cooks, philosophers and table soccer lovers, the inhabitants of this former French colony, without doubt, one of its national exports more attractive. Ignoring adversity and always curious visitors, this is a nation of people eager for a good laugh. Be open and friendly and could be invited to share the joke.

Burundi

Beautiful Burundi has been ravaged by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at last be able to put his dark past to rest. A small nation some very high mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi is among the African giants of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. The scenery is breathtaking and the warm welcome, and can return to begin receiving a trickle of passengers the word out that the war is over.

Steam capital, Bujumbura, is centrally located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on the outskirts of the city are some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Ask the old hands on Burundi, Africa before the war, and is the kind of place watery eyes go on and refer us to the lives of the Lotus-eaters. Unfortunately there has been a lotus food for most Burundians for over a decade of violence.

Many of the attractions inside the country have been off limits for years, but the stunning scenery and the warmth of the Burundian compensated more. Choosing the source of the Nile south, the ancient forest of Kibira National Park or the place where Stanley was reputed to have uttered the eternal words of Dr. Livingstone, I presume? ‘.
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Tensions between tribes have ravaged the country since independence in 1962, and there is always a chance things could get going again. It is a young peace, so be sure to do your homework before embarking on an adventure in Burundi.

Rwanda

Welcome to Le Pays des Milles Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills). Rwanda is a country of lush endless mountains and stunning scenery, and instead are more majestic mountain peaks of the Virunga volcanoes in Rwanda to northwest. At Volcanoes National Park, volcanoes form a natural border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, and hidden in the dense forest of bamboo and its inhospitable slopes are among the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world. It is an opportunity to find these creatures up close contemplative still attracts visitors in Rwanda.

There is more to Rwanda than gorillas from the magic mountains, but. The shores of Lake Kivu conceal some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Deep in the southwest, Nyungwe National Park is the largest montane rainforest in the region and home to many primates. But not all the monkey business – Kigali is safe and sophisticated.

Rwanda is very often associated with terrible events that took place in 1994. It has been engraved in the consciousness of the world as one of the most savage genocides of history. What happened is incredible, but the country has made ​​great strides toward recovery.
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Many visitors are not sure about traveling to Rwanda for its history. However, if security and stability continue, Rwanda is a country of restoration in the travel, where tourists are still a relative novelty and benefits of this outweigh the risks of the past.