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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘bonjour ’
( bohn-ZHOOR )
French
Plug combo ce
Electricity
230V/50hz
Jun-Sep
Best time to go
Dry
Tuesday
HRS
09
09
MINS
13
13
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$100
  • Hotel room: US$30–60
  • Two-course dinner: US$10
  • Beer: US$2
  • Six-hour bus ride: US$15
Midrange
US$100–200
  • Hotel room: US$50–100
  • Two-course dinner: US$15–20
  • Short taxi ride: US$5
  • One-hour flight: US$100
Top end (more than)
US$200
  • Hotel room: from US$100
  • Two-course dinner: US$25–50
  • Gorilla trekking permit: US$400
  • 4WD rental: US$200–300

Visas

All visitors to Congo need a visa, and you need to obtain one before travelling, either from home or a neighbouring country. This is a relatively straightforward process – you'll simply need to make a hotel reservation in Congo and ask...

Get the latest visa advice for Republic of Congo from our community.

When to go and weather

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Congo is not really suitable for travel with children, though in Pointe-Noire there are plenty of working expats with children.

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Working and volunteering

There's a significant number of expats working in Congo, particularly in the oil city of Pointe-Noire, where the oil industry has developed Congo's most vibrant foreign-worker scene. Brazzaville also has a sizeable population of expats working in diplomacy and conservation.

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