The 10 Coolest Places to Go in 2017
Until recently a no-go combat zone, the DRC has become a tourism draw. GeoEx’s managing director for Africa, Starla Estrada, recommends the country as a destination that gives travelers a chance to witness a conservation success story in Virunga National Park, one of Africa’s most diverse and least visited. Endangered mountain gorillas are still abundant here, making it relatively easy to commune with them. And there are considerable bragging rights in being among the first to hike up Mount Nyiragongo, an 11,385-foot volcano, and spending the night gazing into a churning lava lake.