First, for those who want to visit DRC, it is necessary to find a host organization in-country that will write a letter on your behalf in order to acquire a VISA, and make sure to have all the fun shots necessary before the journey. And maybe some malaria meds.

Let’s start with the wonder that is N’Djili airport in Kinshasa. Now…I have done a fair bit of traveling and experienced the gamut of airports but this airport has a level of chaos that I have never experienced before.

I arrived late at night, which was of mild concern before arrival, but after experiencing the trip from the hotel to the airport during the day – I say arrive at night, if at all possible, and for goodness sakes hire the minders.

What’s a minder and why would a well-traveled, independent, adult need one? Because traveling to DRC should be taken…

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