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What to do in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Discover the Rarest Mountain Gorilla Home in the World

Think of a place where wild nature mixes with a vibrant culture and fascinating history. Yes, we are talking about the Democratic Republic of Congo, a pearl in the heart of Africa.

Let's start with the capital, Kinshasa, with its lively nightlife and vibrant markets. From there, we headed to Boyoma Falls, an unmissable natural spectacle. Next, we have the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, the Virunga National Park, where the rare mountain gorillas live, and finally, the Garamba National Park, with its elephants and rhinos.

The official language is French and the local currency is the Congolese franc. Yes, Brazilians need a visa to explore this incredible country. We entered this country via Cabinda Angola, a beloved people, but who suffer from the guerrillas that still torment the country.

But what is the socioeconomic and political reality of Congo? Well, despite having immense natural wealth, the country faces enormous challenges, including internal conflicts, corruption and a high poverty rate. However, this does not take away the shine of its culture and the natural beauty that the Democratic Republic of Congo has to offer.

And what about the curiosity of our title? Virunga National Park in Congo is home to around 200 of the last 900 mountain gorillas left in the world. Imagine what an incredible privilege it would be to see them in their natural habitat!

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