The Congo is located
on the western coastline of Central Africa, bordering with the Southern
Atlantic Ocean to the west, Angola to the South, Democratic Rep of Congo
(formerly Zaire) to South and east, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon to the
north, and Gabon to the northwest.
The terrain consists of a narrow
low-lying coastal plain, of mainly grassland. Further inland are the highlands
and the northern region consists mainly of equatorial rainforest.
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travelers who are seeking to explore a new region of Africa emerging from many
years of conflict, a region that is changing rapidly as stability returns to
the region. Natural history is given due prominence in this guide, the Congo
possessing a high percentage of Africas remaining, intact rainforest.