The Congo River
You’ve heard of tales of the Congo River, most likely from classic stories like Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness where men were driven to the brink of insanity on these very same waters. Today, the river remains one of the least-governed and the second longest river of all of Africa at 2,715 miles long. The river flows through rainforests and the waters are known to have very strong currents. This river is the perfect journey for daredevils and seasoned adventurists who can brave the challenge of being isolated on the water for weeks. Take this as a warning, as you’ll be out of your comfort zone with harsh weather, challenging bureaucracy and mosquitoes, but once you’ve tackled the river, you’ll be untouchable.