About Republic of Congo

The Republic of the Congo is a former French Colony on the northern bank of the Congo River. Not to be confused with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), this Congo is calm, stable and rapidly developing as a leader in African affairs. Its modern history began with the late 19th century explorations of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, the French expeditionary after whom the capital is still named. Rightly dubbed the ‘Little Paris of Africa’, the French influence is most tangible when walking through the streets of Brazzaville. The capital is one of the cleanest and safest cities in Africa, with vibrant streets lined with art, fabric stalls, flower markets, cafés and the smell of freshly baked baguettes from one of its many boulangeries.

Odzala-Kokoua National Park is part of the second largest coherent rainforest area on earth (the largest being the Amazon), hence this piece of Central Africa has a significant impact on our global climate, and the existence of all life. The heavily forested landscape is characterised by networks of swamps, bais and rivers making it the ideal habitat for western lowland gorillas.

Best time to go to Republic of Congo

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The Congo is located on the equator, so you don’t get large fluctations of tempertaure. The best time to visit the Congo is over their dry season, January – February & May – September. This is the best time for gorilla trekking. The wet, humid seasons are November to December and March to April.

Regions to explore in The Republic of Congo

Discover Odzala-Kokoua National Park, the second largest coherent rainforest area on earth. This vast and truly wild region is home to an incredible diversity of life

Our insights on Republic of Congo

  • The Republic of the Congo is calm, stable country nicknamed ‘The Little Paris of Africa’. It’s a great place to practice your French.

  • The capital of Brazzaville still showcases the region’s historic French influence and is considered one of the cleanest, safest cities in Africa.

  • Brazzaville’s highlights include traditional craft markets and the mid-20th-century Basilique Sainte-Anne, with a green-tiled roof and spire. A stroll through its vibrant streets is a treat as they are often lined with cafés, hand-crafted fabrics, flower markets and boulangeries.

  • Odzala-Kokoua National Park is part of the second largest rainforest area in the world. This nirvana for nature-lovers harbours critically endangered western lowland gorillas, elusive forest elephants and approximately over 400 bird species.

  • Lake Tele is a freshwater ring lake that very fit travelers can trek to with the help of a guide. It is shrouded in mystery as it’s rumored to home dozens of tribes of pygmies, the largest snake ever recorded in history and a mythical creature that looks like a dinosaur.

  • Bela Falls is an extraordinary natural waterfall just over 150m high, offering a beautiful view of the Congo River. Travelers must hike through pristine rainforest to observe the crashing water, but you’ll hear it before you see it.

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