Welcome to the Bucket List for the Democratic Republic of Congo! We are a bunch of adventurers who refuse to let shortage of cars, lack of a strong tourism infrastructure, and all-around Congo Crazy stop us from exploring and discovering the wonders of this amazing country. For your benefit, we have split up the website in a few ways:
And then, we even have some options for some things you must add to your bucket list in Kinshasa itself, especially for those busy weekends.
Bios of Contributors:
Despite adventures leading to falling in waist deep mud, destroying her skin wading through 2 meter high grass, being attacked by acid bugs, and contracting chikungunya, Becca never lost her adventuring spirit in Congo. Her students may have looked at her wounds Monday mornings with increasingly quizzical stares after a weekend of craziness, but once an adventurer always an adventurer. She’ll probably experience flashbacks in her treks through the jungles of Connecticut.
James moved to Kinshasa with Crazy #1 because jobs were to be had and the allure of Congo was too hard to resist. Congo did not disappoint. She was always ready to give you just a little more than you asked for. After three years of adventures of increasing intensity, he has retired to a life of leisure in America. But when he dreams, he dreams of fast moving water, hidden snakes, aging architecture, and some of the best people on the planet.
Moving to Kinshasa after a lifetime of adventures and discoveries around the world, it was only a matter of time before the itch to get out of Gombe began. Fortunately, Azadeh found fellow adventurers and was able to get out of Kinshasa often to see what else the country, or at least Bas-Congo and Kinshasa provinces, had to offer. Even though Crazy #1 and Crazy #2, two of her fellow partners-in-crime left the Congo, she’s going to continue crossing things off her bucket list. Because if left too long in Kinshasa, ridiculous antics like posing with flack jackets and blue helmets occur.
After hearing about Congo Bucket List a few months before moving to the Congo, Amanda started checking the boxes pretty early on with the many fellow adventurers around Kinshasa. With two years ahead and many more weekends to look forward to, she is set to finding other exciting places throughout this beautiful country. The most lofty goal will be to catch a tiger fish.