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Visit Congo

Congo Safari - Visit congo, hike Mt. Nyiragongo, see congo primates & track Mountain & Lowland Gorillas

About DR Congo

A country that once epitomized the brutality of the European scramble for Africa, the Congo can firmly lay the sorrows of generations of colonial oppression at the feet of two men, Henry Morton Stanley and King Leopold II of Belgium. It was Stanleys river journey in 1874 that opened up the African interior to exploration and exploitation, something that Leopold was keen to monopolize, as he turned the country into his own private kingdom for over two decades. Even after pressure from other European powers forced the Belgian parliament to declare the territory a Belgium colony in 1908.

European involvement in the country continued to be largely one of brutality and exploitation! In 1960 a growing nationalist movement under Patrice Lumumba gained independence, paving the way for what many hoped would be a democratic future for the old Belgian colony. Rich in natural resources and staggering beauty, independence was, unfortunately, followed by decades of civil unrest, corruption and political repression.

Today, the Congo still has some problems as a country, but there are areas, particularly neighboring lake kivu that is; GOMA and BUKAVU which are the major towns in the eastern Congo, that offer the most adventures to traveller and a chance for some true off-the-beaten-track encounters to the remaining gorilla population and, as usual, Epic Uganda Vacation is at the forefront of the amazing packages. We have updated news about whatever happening in this beautiful country. Do not hesitate to inquire anything from one our local experts for anything! Yeah lets go to Congo for mountain gorillas, lowland gorillas and Hiking the active volcano Mount Nyiragongo today.

About Us

We are a Medium sized registered top tour and travel company in Uganda, providing ready and customized tours and safaris to tourists in East Africa.

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Contact Info

UGANDA OFFICE: Church Road, Rubaga, Kampala.
Next to Rubaga Cathedral
Email: info@epicugandavacation.com
Other: safaris@epicugandavacation.com
Cell/WhatsApp: +256-773-84-4937

USA CONTACT (SALES): Portland, Maine USA.
Stephen Ingraham
Email: lightshedder@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (207) 423-2038