The deepest river in the world is the Congo River, also known as the Zaire River. The Congo River reaches depths of as much as 750 feet.
The Congo River weaves through the Congo rain forest in the heart of the African continent for 2,920 miles. It got its name from the ancient Kingdom of Kongo and its members, who lived throughout the lands around the mouth of the river. The Congo river is fed by the lakes in the highlands of East Africa. It is also one of the largest river systems in the world, second only to the Amazon in South America.