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Kinshasa Map, Zaire

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Kinshasa Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Kinshasa with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Kinshasa useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Kinshasa!

Kinshasa History

The city originally began as a trading post in 1881.  The post grew rapidly and the Matadi-Kinshasa railway completed in 1898, there was finally a more efficient route around an area of rapids called Livingston Falls in the Congo River.  In 1966, Mobutu Sese Seko finally gained control after his second coup attempt.  He began to Africanize the names of places and people.  This is how Kinshasa got its name.  read more

Kinshasa Travel Guide

Kinshasa is the 3rd biggest city in Africa with a population of almost 8 million people.  The people here are called Kinois and are known for their love of music, dancing, and how friendly they are.  This city is very vibrant, with extreme poverty and commercial wealth found directly beside each other.  French and Lingala are the two main languages that the inhabitants speak here.  Kinshasa is situated on the Congo... read more

Kinshasa Nightlife

In Kinshasa, there are two neighborhoods that are popular for their hopping nightlife, Gombe and Matonge.  Gombe tends to have a more upscale and trendier atmosphere; however, it also closes a little earlier than Matonge. Travelers, particularly of the female gender, should be aware that much of the Kinshasa nightlife is more illicit than you would expect.  There are prostitutes found frequently at the clubs, which... read more

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