TP06,7 JUNGLE TOUR MBANDAKA 14 DAYS
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Mbandaka is a city on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, lying near the confluence of the Congo and Ruki Rivers. The capital of the Equateur Province, it is the most important transit point between Kisangani and Kinshasa, a stopping area for aircraft at its airport and boats along the river.
It was founded in 1883 by Henry Morton Stanley with the name of "Equateur". In fact the Town Hall is just about 6.6 kilometers North of the Geographic Equator Line. Stanley placed a large "Equator Stone" near the river bank just south of the city to mark the point where he believed the Equator to cross the river... it remains there today.
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