Some of our most intrepid travelers explored the Democratic Republic of Congo for three weeks this past June. With nearly impassable roads and a 3am finish one day, their drive from Kinshasa to Kasongo took 10 full days. They flew in a cargo plane to Bukavu to see the Lowland Gorillas in a 7-1/2 hour trek, took a ferry to Goma, stayed in Kisangani for an overnight by the Congo, took a flight to Mbandaka (only João and Charles went), and finished in Lubumbashi.
Some remote areas had not seen outsid- ers in two years so they were quite the sub- ject of interest, drawing crowds of onlook- ers. This story would make for an interesting Virtual Exploration, right?
A Congo river cruise, near Kasongo, that had two dugout canoes strapped together; and an example of the poor road conditions endured by the travelers.