Planning to go on Congo safaris and tours? Congo, formerly known as Zaire is endowed with tropical rain forests. Congo has got two capital cities strategically divided by the Congo river that is Kinshasa and Brazzaville. You can view Kinshasa from Brazzaville and vice versa. The country was known as Zaire between 1971 to 1997, its bordered by Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Atlantic ocean and Burundi. It is the worlds 11th largest country and largest in the Sub Saharan Africa. It is also one of the three countries besides Uganda and Rwanda to see the endangered gorillas on gorilla trekking experiences. Gorilla permits here are cheaper than in Uganda and Rwanda. Congo boasts with the largest larva lake in the world found in Mount Nyiragongo. This lake is said to have erupted at least 34 times since 1982. Kinshasa is also a center of African style music. The nights come to live in Kinshasa with American styled bars and discotheque including casinos. Accommodation sectors in Congo range from luxurious, mid range and budget. The best time to visit Congo is during the two dry seasons from may to September and January and February. Focus East Africa Safaris is ready to organize a trip for you to visit Congo. See some of our Congo safaris and tour packages below.