The Congo

Flowing north and south in different places, the Congo River is the only major river that crosses the Equator twice.  It travels almost 3,000 miles from its source (the Chambeshi River in Zambia) through the Congo rainforest and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Congo River is the second longest river in Africa (the Nile is number one) and boasts the second largest drainage basin in the world (the Amazon in South American is number one).  At 720 feet at its maximum, the Congo River is also the world’s deepest.