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Serhat Ahmed

"I'm a Turkish expat in Congo, and this is a great site to get in touch with my compatriots all across the globe."

Stefanie Schneider

"I want my kids to have a great education and the InterNations community knows the best international schools, no matter where we move."

Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in Kinshasa Welcomes You!

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.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Kinshasa expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Kinshasa Expat Guides

  • Moving to Kinshasa

    Kinshasa is the third largest city in Africa and the second most populous French-speaking city in the world (second only to Paris). The city has tropical climate with wet summers and dry winters. Read on for more information about moving to Kinshasa.
  • Living in Kinshasa

    As the largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa is home to over 9 million residents. Living in Kinshasa can be challenging and adventurous. Expats could find more information about education system, leisure activities and local transport in our guide.
  • Working in Kinshasa

    Kinshasa is famous for its rich natural resources. Mining plays a vital role in its local economy. Expats could find many employment opportunities in mining industry online. Expats who plan to work in Kinshasa could read on for further information.

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What to Expect from Expat Life in Kinshasa?

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 390 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.

Make Friends and Build Your Network in Kinshasa with InterNations!

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.

Serhat Ahmed

"I'm a Turkish expat in Congo, and this is a great site to get in touch with my compatriots all across the globe."

Stefanie Schneider

"I want my kids to have a great education and the InterNations community knows the best international schools, no matter where we move."

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