Photo Story: Congo (DRC)
You wouldn’t know this picture was taken on a boat unless I told you. I have no idea how many people were on board those two Congo River barges. I don’t think the captain who powered the tug boat pushing the barges did either. Most had started their journey weeks ago in the capital, Kinshasa, and were continuing upstream to Kisangani. The journey, over 1000km in total, would take almost a month. For me, jumping aboard halfway in the town of Bumba, it was a 10 day stay onboard the MBKALIOPI. This was one of the most interesting yet challenging episodes of my time in Africa. You can read the blog post I wrote about this journey here.