Driving Directions Congo
THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC), formerly Zaire, is situated in west-central Africa. It is a vast country with a short coastline of only 40 kilometers or 25 miles on the Atlantic Ocean. There is a constant arable variety in the geography of the country, from the rainforests on the western border to the huge central plain and mountains in the northeast east and south. However, the Congo (Zaire) river basin dominates the land and reaches from the center of the country to mountains or plateaux on all sides. In the east, the Ruwenzori Mountains overlook the lakes in the Great Rift Valley.