A trip to Congo in which we will discover some of the highlights the country has to offer and also get to know some of its harsh realities. As we have seen after two months of prospective travel in the Democratic Republic of Congo, not many ethnic groups are still preserving their culture and tradition. We will get to know some of the best of what remains of the ancestral world of Congolese rituals, but also the current and urban currents that the megacity Kinshasa has to offer. Welcome to the DRC, only for those with a passion for Africa, you have been warned.
We are not going to leave aside the fascinating world of Congo's sects, where dozens and dozens of them flourish everywhere, each one more bizarre and grotesque than the next.
Vibrant Kinshasa is well worth a visit. We'll explore its urban and contemporary culture, visit museums, universities, galleries and experience its fascinating nightlife with its restaurants and live music.
We will also see what is left of the remains of the remote and ancient Kuba kingdom, once one of the most powerful in Africa, famous for its social and military organisation, culture, architecture, weaving and craftsmanship.
Undoubtedly, the Pende are the ones who have put up the most resistance to the steamroller of evangelisation. Although not all, in many remote parts of the Pende territory, initiation rites and unique masquerades continue to be celebrated to the rhythm of drums and sacred balafons. Alongside the Pende territory, other smaller groups, such as the Suku, are also resisting cultural disappearance. We will visit them.