Top things to do

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…
Top Choice Bar in Kinshasa

Kwilu Bar

Billing itself a 'rhumerie', Kwilu is a smart cocktail bar, lounge and tropical garden where an after-work crowd comes to relax and imbibe offerings from the sophisticated drinks list – on which rum unsurprisingly f…
Congolese in Kinshasa

Chez Flore

If you're looking for a Congolese restaurant with a local crowd and laid-back vibe, this is it. The friendly staff will explain the large menu, which is in Lingala for the most part, and you can enjoy the enormous p…
Bar in Kinshasa

Bar La Crèche

Head to this unpretentious Matonge institution if you want to throw yourself into Kin's seedy-but-magnificent musical heart. Famous locally for having the loudest music in town, your ears may be ringing for days, bu…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kinshasa

Je Gagne Ma Vie

This charming shop, whose names means 'I earn my life', is a great spot for picking up some imaginatively crafted Congolese souvenirs; all the items on sale are produced by physically disabled locals. Enter the hosp…
Bakery in Kinshasa

Patisserie Nouvelle

Located next to the French Embassy, this is the less-central but far-nicer venue for Kinshasa's most popular bakery. It's a great spot to get coffee, enjoy a pastry and stock up on some of the fine foods you've been…
Indian in Kinshasa

Fusion

This sophisticated place in the middle of down town Kinshasa offers a choice of Indian, Chinese and European cuisine in its stylish main room. The US$24 Friday-night buffet and the US$28 Sunday-lunch buffet are both…
French in Kinshasa

Patisserie Nouvelle

A great breakfast choice, this trendy bakery does a range of set breakfasts as well as gorgeous pastries and good coffee. This is the best-located outlet, but the second one is far more charming and has an outside c…
Italian in Kinshasa

A Casa Mia

A very refined option that is hugely popular with Kinshasa's foreign community, A Casa Mia has a gorgeous ornamental pool on its front terrace, and a dining room in the back that's half-open to the elements. Food is…