Kinshasa attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kinshasa

Musée National de Kinshasa

This amazing ethnographic archive comprising some 45,000 objects has been waiting patiently for its new home, a US$10 million prestige investment from South Korea currently under construction in the Lingwala area of…
Top Choice Zoo in Kinshasa

Serpents du Congo

This excellent snake farm is located 28km from downtown Kinshasa and makes for a great day out. Owner Franck will gladly show you the poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes here, and you even have the opportunity to hold…
Notable Building in Kinshasa

Palais de la Nation

Built in 1956 as the official residence of the Belgian governor general in Kinshasa, the Palais de la Nation was where Congo's first president, Patrick Lumumba, denounced colonialism during a speech following his el…
Monument in Kinshasa

Laurent Kabila's Tomb

This tomb of former president Laurent Kabila (1939-2001) is worth seeing, although reaching it involves passing through several layers of security in the middle of Kinshasa's main government and diplomatic quarter. …
Market in Kinshasa

Marché Central

This one of the largest markets in Central Africa, and is worth visiting for the intrepid. Watch your belongings (better still, bring nothing with you at all) and be sure to go with a local who knows the place.
Notable Building in Kinshasa

Palais du Peuple

The Palais du Peuple (People's Palace) is home to DRC's legislature, made up of the National Assembly and Senate. It is not open to the public.
Gallery in Kinshasa

Académie des Beaux-Arts

This regarded art school has loads of sculpture around the grounds, and you can often see students and professors at work.
Cathedral in Kinshasa

Nôtre Dame Cathedral

Built under Belgian rule in 1947, this brick cathedral is one of Kinshasa's most important religious buildings.
Church in Kinshasa

Église Ste Anne

Part of a large missionary compound, the Église Ste Anne is Kinshasa's main Catholic church.