Despite being characterized as a country of darkness, the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a worthwhile place to visit, as advised by Rough Guides.
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Once city to consider is Goma, located in the city of North Kivu province.
Goma has a tragic past. It was among the venues of the fight between factions loyal to President Mobutu Sese Seko and supporters of Laurent Kabila in the First Congo War, which ended in 1997. A year later, the Second Congo War erupted and Goma was caught in the middle of it, causing the deaths of many civilians.
The city would face a few more conflicts and natural disasters including an uprising of a guerrilla group in 2012 and a volcanic eruption in 2016.
However, peace has been restored and the economy is on the upsurge.
Some points of interest are Lake Kivu and Virunga National Park.