Congo . . . Home of the Western Lowland Gorilla and pristine rain forest.

This small country, often mistaken for its neighbor the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), offers remarkable cultural and natural wonders. Characterized by dense rain forest and impenetrable jungle, Congo is noted for its lowland gorillas and possessing 80% of the world's wild chimpanzees. Aside from its primate plethora, the Congo's second greatest asset is its people. The people of this former French colony have endured adversity and won, they are a nation eager for a good laugh and ever interested in the respectful and open visitor.