Kisangani, colonially known as Stanleyville or Stanleystad, is the capital of Tshopo province and one of the three oldest Congo City. It is the third largest urbanized Congo city and the largest of the cities that lie in the tropical woodlands of the Congo. Besides, Kisangani has approximately 2092 km from the mouth of the Congo River. This makes it to be the farthest navigable point upstream. Further, Kisangani is the Congo most important inland port after Kinshasa and a major commercial hub point for river and land transportation. Additionally, Kisangani is also a principal market and distribution centre for the north-eastern part of the country. Consequently, the Kisangani City Tour will help you exploring this city that has confirmed itself as a strategic position during the colonization.
In addition to, the city has its name from a colonial post built in 1883 by the explorer Henry Morton Stanley on the Wana Rusari Island in the Congo River near the present town of Kisangani. Particularly, Kisangani Tour, as proposed by Congo Local Guides, is an opportunity to discover this remote city that has an impressive natural, colonial and cultural resources for a memorable stay. The first peoples to settle in this area in mid-19th century are from Enya clans and wagenia falls was their favorite place for fishing.
Definitely, the impressive colonial architectures, unique dryland forest, flooded forest and swampy forest, in-person contacts with people culture and life, breathtaking falls as well as an unmatched experience on Congo River are set of what the Tour of Kisangani is offering. The visit has two sequences of 3 to 4 hours each. The first is about the tour of Kisangani, while the second is about Mbiye Island Visit.
Summary of Kisangani Tour
The experience includes a visit of :
- Old (abandoned) colonial buildings
- Kisangani Port
- Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral
- National Museum of Kisangani
- Different monuments in the City
- Wagenia Falls
- Mbiye Island
- Lunch at a local restaurant for fresh food.
Mean of transport: On foot, motorbike, and traditional pirogue
Meeting Point: Depending on your convenience, but mostly from a well-known place
Meeting time: Preferably Between 8:00am and 9:00am Local Time
Duration: Between 6 and 8 hours
Meals: Lunch at a local restaurant
Ending Time: Latest 5pm
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