Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is on the Congo River. Kinshasa is Africa's third-largest urban area after Cairo and Lagos. It is also the world's largest "francophone" urban area (recently surpassing Paris in population), with French being the language of government, schools, newspapers, public services and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street.
Things to do and see in Kinshasa
Believe it or not, there are things to do in and around Kinshasa. In fact, if it wasn’t such a hassle to get through the city to do them, it’d be worth it. Outside of town, you have the Zongo Falls, but the road to get there is rough. You also have the Bonobo Sanctuary, which is meant to be interesting if you can get there. There are also some interesting monuments throughout the city to see as well. If you’re into markets, the Marche de Valeur is crazy, but can be fun. Be warned though, the locals call it the thieves market.