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Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire):
Bicycle Tour Travel Guide

 

 


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by David Mozer

[An introduction and overview to travel in Africa is available by clicking here.  If you are look for a bicycle tour to this country, this link might help you.]

The information below may have been extracted from a more comprehensive "Country Supplement" to the book "Bicycling In Africa".  For information on these publications click on the links.

Because most of the roads in the country are unpaved or in disrepair, rains are a critical factor in travel - long distance travel is impossible many months of the year. The driest period is usually July/August. Except in the eastern highlands temperatures are hot and humid year around. Even when you can get through, public accommodations of all kinds are not well spaced for cycling. Carry plenty of food and water and plan to bivouac in villages and the bush. Adding to the challenges of travel in Zaire are issues of security of your personal property - stories of problems are common.

Links of Interest:

 

Regional Resources:

Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia

 
 

 

For current news on Africa and more web sites with country-by-country information go to the link section and click on "Africa: News, Background, Travel."

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