Today our walk took us along the banks of the Congo River as we continued our walk through the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo River is the second longest river in Africa (after the Nile River) and the second largest river in the world by total water discharge volume (behind the Amazon) – but it is the world’s deepest recorded river, sometimes being as deep as 220m (720ft). Our walk ended in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo after we walked 470.25 km together. Mbandaka was first founded in 1883 by a British explorer named Henry Morton Stanley – he named it Équateurville and placed an “equator stone” in the city to mark where he believe the equator passed through the city (and it remains there to this day)!
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