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Congo: Democratic Republic

Author: Sean Rorison
Publisher: 260 Chalfont St. Peter, England : Bradt Travel Guides ; Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 2012.
Series: Bradt travel guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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Congo Travel Guide - Expert tips and travel advice on everything from Kinshasa and Brazzaville highlights and political history sites to mountain gorillas and okapi. This guide also covers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Rorison
ISBN: 1841623911 9781841623917
OCLC Number: 884854726
Description: viii, 344 pages.
Contents: Introduction viiPART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1Chapter 1 Background Information 3Geography 3, Climate 4, Natural history and wildlife 4, History to the mid 19th century 5, Language 12, Religion 14Chapter 2 Practical Information 19When to visit 19, Highlights 19, Suggested itineraries 20, Health 20, Safety 35, What to take 40, Money, currency and banking 42, Budgeting 43, Time 44, Getting around 44, Accommodation 47, Eating and drinking 48, Sport 51, Travelling positively 54PART TWO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 59Chapter 3 Background Information 61History 61, Government and politics 80, Economy 81, People and culture 82 Chapter 4 Practical Information 85Tour operators 85, Red tape 85, Embassies 86, Getting there and away 87, Media and communications 89Chapter 5 Kinshasa 91History 91, Orientation 93, Getting there and around 96, Local tour operators 97, Where to stay 100, Where to eat 102, Entertainment and nightlife 103, Shopping 104, Other practicalities 105, What to see and do 108Chapter 6 Around Kinshasa and Bas Congo 111Around Kinshasa 111, Bas Congo 114, Matadi 115, Around Matadi 120, Boma 120, Tshela 122, Muanda 123, Mangroves National Park (Muanda Marine Reserve) 123Chapter 7 Central Democratic Republic of Congo 125Mbandaka 125, Salonga Park 128, Faunal Reserve of Lomako-Yokokala 130, Kikwit 131, Ilebo 131, Kananga 132, Mbuji-Mayi 134, Lodja 137, Kindu 138Chapter 8 Katanga 139Lubumbashi 139, Kasumbalesa 154, Sakania 154, Likasi 155, Around Likasi 156, Bunkeya 159, Kolwezi 161, Kamina to Kongolo 164, Manono and around 165, Kalemie 166Chapter 9 Kisangani, Maiko and the North 169Kisangani 169, Maiko National Park 181, Isiro 182, Garamba National Park 183, Okapi Reserve 185, Buta 186, Gemena 187Chapter 10 The East 189Goma 189, Virunga National Park 198, The Ruwenzori Mountains 209, Kiwanja (Rutshuru) 213, Bunagana 214, Butembo 214, Beni 215, Bukavu 216, Idjwi Island 224, Kahuzi-Biega National Park 224, Uvira 226, Ituri Province 226PART THREE REPUBLIC OF CONGO 233Chapter 11 Background Information 235History 235, Government and politics 249, Economy 251, People and culture 251 Chapter 12 Practical Information 253Tour operators 253, Red tape 253, Embassies 253, Getting there and away 254, Getting around 255, Media and communications 255Chapter 13 Brazzaville 257History 257, Orientation 259, Getting there and around 259, Local tour operators 262, Where to stay 263, Where to eat 267, Entertainment and nightlife 268, Shopping 268, Other practicalities 269, What to see and do 270Chapter 14 Around Brazzaville 271Loufoulakari Falls and Bela Falls 271, Lac Bleu and the Gorilla Reserve 271, Lefini Reserve 272, Madingou and Bouenza Falls 273Chapter 15 The West: Pointe Noire and Dolisie 275Pointe Noire 275, Around Pointe Noire 287, Dolisie 289, Mossendjo 294, Mbinda 295 Chapter 16 The North 297 Oyo 297, Owando 298, Makoua 299, Parc National d'Odzala (Odzala National Park) 300, Mambili 302, Ouesso 303, Parc National Ndoki-Nouabale (Nouabale-Ndoki-National Park) 306, Around Ndoki-Nouabale 307, Reserve de Lac Tele (Lake Tele Reserve) 308Appendix 1 Wildlife Guide 311Appendix 2 Language 322 Appendix 3 Glossary of Names and Acronyms 329Appendix 4 Further Information 335Index 342
Series Title: Bradt travel guides.
Responsibility: Sean Rorison.

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