Republic of Congo
Top 10 Destinations in Republic of Congo
Come and visit the Republic of Congo to experience an unforgettable wildlife adventure
Officially called as the Republic of the Congo or Congo-Brazzaville and sometimes Congo Republic is bordered by Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Atlantic Ocean. This country is famous for being the home of the lowland gorillas and other species of primates. Congo attracts tourists because of its amazing wildlife and natural beauty.
Brazzaville or simply Brazza, which is situated along the Congo River and is the largest and capital city of the Republic of Congo, is the economic center of the country. This is one of the most notable destinations in Central Africa because of its simplicity and modest ambiance. Brazzaville is considered as one of the safest places in the Republic of Congo, wherein some of the interesting sceneries in this developing town are colonial architectures and structures.
Found in the country’s capital city, Poto Poto is a local community where most of the first residents of the Republic of Congo are living. This destination is where one of the largest markets in the country is found, as well as several religious structures like mosques and churches. Poto Poto is well-known for the Ecole de Peinture de Poto Poto or the Poto Poto School of Painting where exquisite artistry is being displayed.
Gorges of Diosso
Diosso is a town north of Pointe Noire where the mausoleum of pass leaders are located, and is definitely a famous tourist spot because of its stunning amazing gorges. This destination is oftentimes being called as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Congo’ because of its similarly breathtaking and awe-inspiring rock formations. Gorges of Diosso showcases rock cliffs and formations that are surrounded by luscious greenery. Its natural beauty made it one of the most visited and highly recommended places in the Republic of Congo and even Africa as a whole.
Pointe Noire, which can be considered as the center of tourism and economy, is the second largest city in the country and a main port area in the Republic of Congo. This destination boasts of its alluring and pristine beaches that will truly captivate the hearts of its tourists, wherein the huge French influence is noticeable inside the city. Pointe Noire also offer marine fishing despite being surrounded by oil companies’ development.
Odzala National Park
Covering more than 13000 square kilometers and was established in 1935, Odzala National Park is home to various species of important wildlife. This destination is home to lowland gorillas or some call it western gorillas and some forest elephants. Odzala National Park is one of the biggest natural rainforest in the Republic of Congo and is said to be included in the list of the most important strongholds for forest elephants and western gorillas. This is also considered as one of the largest and oldest rainforests in the country.
Nouabale-Ndoki National Park
Notable biodiversity is what attracts tourists as well as wildlife animals in entering Nouabale-Ndoki National Park found north of the Republic of Congo. This destination is a shelter for primate species such as bongos and chimpanzees as well as elephants and gorillas. Nouabale-Ndoki National Park is also a bird sanctuary where 300 species inhabit the area. This well-preserved national park is free from human inhabitants, wherein its alluring rainforest does not need to worry about logging concerns.
Situated near the capital city of the Republic of Congo Brazza, Loufoulakari Falls joins the Congo and Loufoulakari Rivers. This destination is said to have a captivatingly amazing view of nature’s wonders and one of the most interesting places to visit in the country. Loufoulakari Falls is over 40 meters tall, and with its falls in ‘U’ shape, it is undeniably one of the most beautiful places to visit in the country.
Conkouati-Douli National Park
Conkouati-Douli National Park, which is one of the latest additions to the largest national parks list of the Republic of Congo, is the second biggest national park in the country. This destination hugely covers protected areas being the most eco-diverse shelter for wildlife animals and other species. Conkouati-Douli National Park is a coastal park running along the Atlantic Ocean, and this is where gorillas, buffalos and elephants are living.
Lesio Louna Gorilla Reserve
Found north of the country’s capital, Lesio Louna Gorilla Reserve was previously named as Gorilla Protection Project. This destination is known for the welfare of species of gorillas as well as critically endangered animals that are living in the Republic of Congo. Lesio Louna Gorilla Reserve mainly focuses on the benefits of apes, as the reserve was able to give birth to several gorillas which are one of the firsts to happen in the world.
Basilica of St Anne
Found in Brazzaville, Basilica of St. Anne is one of the famous landmarks in the Republic of Congo, wherein travelers highly recommended visiting this amazing religious structure. This destination display architecture at its finest because of how the inside of the basilica was constructed and designed. Basilica of St. Anne is one of the most important cathedrals in the country.