Not only do you have to watch out for the people who live there, volcanoes and earthquakes also love to keep travellers on their toes. So prepare yourself and keep an eye on the news to see what the current situation is, as many towns are built on the slopes of volcanoes.
Africa is a hotbed for a range of deadly diseases, voracious viruses and unwanted illnesses. If you do decide to travel into the Democratic Republic of Congo, then you must get to know all them quite well.
So how do you travel around a country that is on its knees? The answer is not easily. Public transport and infrastructure basically left when the Belgians did decades ago.
Crime is a way of life in the DRC. With most normal facets of life collapsing on a regular basis, many people have turned to crime. Travellers need to pay close attention when they are entering the country and when moving across DRC's enormous interior.