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Kinshasa

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In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history. Be sure to explore the arts district, the national museums, lively markets, and the rural regions surrounding the capital, retiring to a local bar when you need a rest from all the action. A favorite on many Kinshasa itineraries, day trips to areas inhabited by bonobos (pygmy chimps) allow visitors to appreciate the area's rich animal life--and provide a chance to get out of the urban chaos for a while. Our Democratic Republic of the Congo road trip planning website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Where to stay in Kinshasa

You'll find most of Kinshasa's accommodations near the city center. Explore the areas near the Congo River and the central train station for well-priced, quality hotels providing a comfortable stay close to many of Kinshasa's attractions. The majority of the city's premium Western-style hotels also lie close to the river, offering 24-hour Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet menus, and first-class service with views across the banks of the Congo.
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