Powerful hello from the Congo River with its majestic banks and wild rhythm, deserted beaches of fine sand lined with mangroves, which are familiar with laterite gorges and intense reds in the south. Hello exuberant primary forests of the north, shrubby savannah as far as the eye can see from the Batékés plateaus, parks and animal reserves (Fouari Mountain Reserve, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park) with few visitors and rich in rare species scattered throughout the country, including Brazzaville, the bustling capital where the country's political destiny is at stake, in contrast to Pointe-Noire l'industrielle, whose importance is elsewhere on the petrodollar side, are the two symbol cities.

Whatever his approach to the official Republic of Congo, or "Congo-Brazza" for his close friends, his breathtakingly beautiful lands invite the traveller to free himself from preconceived ideas, to clear the way, to break free from clichés to reach the heart of central Africa, deep and wild while touching with his finger the extreme vitality of a vibrant, engaging, philosophic, unique people, happy to live. This moral wealth, even the best tourist guide on Congo-Brazzaville, cannot accurately reflect it. So no more hesitation: the Congo, still unknown, deserves at least one trip!

What to visit Congo Brazzaville?

When to go to Congo Brazzaville?

Before asking the question "when to go to Congo?", we must first ask ourselves "for what to do? ». If the trip includes travel, especially by road, the dry seasons are the most appropriate - the short dry season takes place in January and February, the long dry season from May to September. The shorter seasons (dry and rainy) are the warmest, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 35°C. The rains, especially during the short rainy season in March and April, manifest themselves as spectacularly violent storms. In conclusion, Congo can be visited all year round, but the most comfortable season in terms of climate and possible travel is undoubtedly the great dry season, even if, in visual terms, its milky grey sky with a few rays of sunshine makes it the least beautiful of the seasons.

How to go to Congo Brazzaville? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The offers for Congo are mainly focused on the natural aspect of the country: visiting country parks and reserves, the Batékés plateaus and other wild regions, discovering local fauna and flora. Many solidarity and ecotourism stays are also organized to live close to local populations

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Going alone is possible. You can, from home, organize the main lines of your trip: duration, what you want to do, take your plane ticket and imagine a tour. However, you will not be able to easily finalize the details: frequent changes frequent days and hours of domestic flights, flight, boat or train schedules, changes in management on site...

Plane, train, or boat: one thing is certain, you have to be patient to move around Congo. Even if, due to oil and partnerships with other countries, the transport network is becoming more dense, punctuality is not always the order of the day

By car, the northern road is entirely paved, as is the one between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. For any trip in the bush, the 4x4 is a must: it is recommended to take a driver and travel in convoy.

Prepare for your trip Congo Brazzaville

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

Before asking the question "when to go to Congo?", we must first ask ourselves "for what to do? ». If the trip incl...
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Weather forecast

Congo is divided into three climatic domains (equatorial, sub-equatorial and tropical), and four seasons. The main ra...
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Budget

In Congo-Brazzaville, the national currency is the CFA franc (FCFA). However, it is not the same currency as the one...
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Formalities

A stay in Congo-Brazzaville requires a visa, in addition to a valid passport.

There are two types of vi...
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Health

In Congo-Brazzaville, most parasitic, bacterial or viral diseases are avoided by following a few simple prophylactic...
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How to travel by yourself?

Going alone is possible. You can, from home, organize the main lines of your trip: duration, what you want to do, tak...
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How to get organized?

The offers for Congo are mainly focused on the natural aspect of the country: visiting country parks and reserves, th...
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Getting around

Plane, train, or boat: one thing is certain, you have to be patient to move around Congo. Even if, due to oil and par...
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