Salut and welcome to InterNations Kinshasa! Moving to DR Congo's busy capital is definitely an ambitious step, and we're sure you will have many questions, such as "how safe is it in Kinshasa?", "how do I navigate the transport system?", or "what can I expect from the healthcare in Kinshasa?". Through our community of expats, you can find answers to these questions and many more, while also creating a support network to help you to explore your new life in this challenging but adventurous city.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Riyadh.
DR Congo's capital, once known as Kin la Belle (beautiful Kinshasa), is the most populated city in Africa. Once torn by conflict, this city is rising from the ashes, and is currently experiencing huge urban development —often it is this development and the requirement for aid work that draws most expats. However, Kinshasa also has much to offer as a cultural experience. Le marché des valeurs provides many artistic treasures (and experience in haggling!) and the Yacht Club in Kinshasa rents out boats for the day, allowing you to explore the Congo River on your own terms. Whatever your reason for moving to Kinshasa, our expat community can assist you in making the most of your adventure in this city.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Hong Kong or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
When embarking on such a challenging adventure as moving to Kinshasa, the support of a knowledgeable community is vital. At InterNations, we offer that support through our forum as well as plenty of networking and socializing opportunities, both online and offline. InterNations enables you to easily join as well as organize groups and activities in Kinshasa, so you can begin to develop a social group, continue practicing hobbies, and widen your circle of support. If you have a particular interest that you would like to continue practicing in DR Congo, you are welcome to start your own group, too; whether it be a hiking group or a book club, we're sure you'll find other members who share your interests. There are also larger, official events hosted by InterNations which are open to all our Kinshasa expats as well as an invaluable opportunity to meet similar people to yourself and to expand your social network.