What to Take

● Sturdy, comfortable shoes – prepare to get them muddy in the rainforest

● Waterproof clothing – it can rain hard at any time of year

● Binoculars for wildlife watching

● European electrical adapter

What to Wear

You are best off packing comfortable clothing in layers for Congo. If you plan to spend any time in the national parks, long-sleeved tops and trousers are good mosquito protection in the evenings. Simple, light-weight, fast-drying synthetic fibres are a good bet for the daytime. Good, waterproof shoes and a waterproof jacket are also a good idea, as is a sun hat. In Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, you'll be glad of some smart casual evening wear, as you may feel out of place going out in safari gear.

Pre-Departure Checklist

● Get your visa issued before you head to Congo

● Ensure you have a yellow fever certificate

● Buy and start your course of anti-malarials

● Arrange for appropriate travel insurance