The Challenge of Traveling the Congo River

New York Times: The Congo River is a place of superlatives. It is the world's second-largest river basin (only the Amazon is bigger), draining an area the size of Europe. It is so immense that its source waters in the highlands of eastern Africa take more than six months to exit into the Atlantic Ocean. In his classic novella "Heart of Darkness," Joseph Conrad`s protagonist, Marlow, describes the river as an immense snake, "uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast ......

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