|Country||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Elevation||665 m (2,182 ft)|
Kasongo is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kasongo
Kasongo and its inhabitants were severely affected by the Second Congo War, and the CARE and Concern Worldwide NGO's are active in the area. A trading post was established at Kasongo in 1875 by Tippu Tip, an Afro-Arab trader. The town was visited by Henry Morton Stanley sometime between 1879 and 1884, on his third expedition.