Isolated tribes and sects
Our target is the isolated Bantu and Pygmy communities along the Congo River. We will also visit a local sect; after decolonization sects appeared that mix ancient African beliefs with aesthetic elements and Christian liturgy.
Kinshasa is an African megacity with its own unique elements; the 'sapeurs' (society of entertainers and elegant people), the voodoo fight or fetishist fight, the Suku music (Congolese salsa), and the national museum. We will also visit Kisantu town with its beautiful colonial architecture and the old Mbanza Ngungu train station.
We will explore the Yaka Kingdom, meet King Yaka, and learn about the local monarchies in today's republic. Then we will visit the sacred Yaka village, enjoy a traditional mask dance and a blood sacrifice ritual.