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Boyoma Falls

On the edge of Kisangani, these are the last cataracts on the Congo until Kinshasa/Brazzaville. Fishermen set up conical traps for fish and can be seen tending to these traps. Fortunately, the fishermen have realized that tourists want to see them and reportedly will charge a large fee to see them (USD20!) and/or photographing them.

2.9km

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Kisangani is the third largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is the capital and largest city of the vast Orientale Province in the Congo Basin. The city is found at the furthest navigable point on the Congo River upstream of Kinshasa/Brazzaville at the end of the Boyoma Falls, a series of cataracts along a 100-km stretch of the river. The city's name comes from Swahili for "the city on the island" because of the tributaries in the area that almost completely separate Kisangani into a collection of islets.

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Average temperatures

Jan

31°C21
Precipitation: 53 mm

Feb

31°C21
Precipitation: 84 mm

Mar

31°C21
Precipitation: 178 mm

Apr

31°C21
Precipitation: 158 mm

May

31°C21
Precipitation: 137 mm

Jun

30°C21
Precipitation: 114 mm

Jul

29°C19
Precipitation: 132 mm

Aug

28°C20
Precipitation: 165 mm

Sep

29°C20
Precipitation: 183 mm

Oct

30°C20
Precipitation: 218 mm

Nov

29°C20
Precipitation: 198 mm

Dec

30°C20
Precipitation: 84 mm
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