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A curious maternity leave in Congo (DRC)

On the 2023 Jungle Kongo Expedition trip, Austerio Alonso and the other travellers had the good fortune to witness a...

Pende Tribe, the people of the great initiations (DRC)

We travel to the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo in search of the Pende tribe. This is one...

The Kuba Kingdom of Congo and its fantastic past

We like to include a strong cultural component in our trips. For example, the Kuba kingdom of the Congo, an...

Sapeurs, the dandies of the Congo and the “SAPE”

In Brazzaville and Kinshasa, the capitals of the two Congos, hundreds of sapeurs are part of the urban subcultural movement...

Tata Gonda, the celestial army

In the depths of the province of Congo Central, the followers of the now dead prophet Tata Gonda live in...

National Gungu Festival of Congo, traditional Pende culture

Gungu Festival, traditional culture and community development The National Gungu Festival (FESNAG) is a manifestation of socio-cultural and touristic promotion...

Kinact: Festival Kinshasa in action in DR of Congo

The KinAct Festival is itinerant and takes place in several popular neighbourhoods of Kinshasa. Street performances, arts, social criticism and...

Malebo, encountering bonobos in Congo

Malebo, bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo With the idea of spotting wild bonobos we travelled to Malebo Site....

Yangambi, treasures in the Congo Basin

Yangambi, a trip on the Congo River In the province of Tschopo, in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of...

Baaka Pygmies, forest inhabitants of Central Africa – 4/4

Pygmy peoples of Africa In this final part of the trip that we started in Chad four weeks before, we...