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Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageFrench
Area342.000 kmĀ²
Population5,749,555  (2021)
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc  (XAF)

Holidays and Sightseeing

Before your departure, consult the travel advice on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of the flare-up of unrest in Congo Brazzaville.

Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville Brazzaville Congo BrazzavillePhoto: Creative studio CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

Brazzaville is the capital and also the largest city of Congo. The city is situated on the famous Congo River. The most remarkable building is the St. Anne's Basilica. This basilica was built by Roger Erell in 1949 and is known for its green tiled roof. Erell also designed a house for Charles de Gaulle, the French general who led the Free French Forces during World War II. Other tourist attractions in Brazzaville include the Congress Palace and the Nabemba Tower. Art lovers will certainly enjoy visiting the Poto-Poto school of painting and the Marien Ngouabi Masouleum. There is also a nice zoo in Brazzaville.

Location Parc National Odzaka-Kokoua, Congo BrazzavilleLocation Parc National Odzaka-Kokoua, Congo BrazzavillePhoto: Contributers to OpenStreetMap CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

An emerging Congolese travel destination is Odzala National Park. Here you will get to know the unspoilt African wilderness with gorillas, lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and much more. The park is located in the heart of the Congo Basin rainforest. It is an ecotourism destination and perhaps not one of Africa's most efficient tourist magnets, but on the other hand, a visit to this park feels even more like a real encounter with wild, tropical nature.

Congo Brazzaville beach at Pointe NoirCongo Brazzaville beach at Pointe NoirPhoto: Unsonique CC 4.0 International no changes made

Congo Brazzaville also has a number of interesting seaside towns, such as Pointe Noire, the main town on the coast. Here there are palm-lined sandy beaches and good facilities for water sports.


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Last updated May 2024
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