Republic of Congo attractions

National Park in Republic of Congo

Parc National d'Odzala

One of the oldest national parks in Africa, the Parc National d’Odzala is Congo's calling card, a massive slice of the Guineo-Congolian rainforest that's also one of earth's last strongholds for lowland gorillas and…
National Park in Republic of Congo

Parc National Nouabalé-Ndoki

A Unesco World Heritage Site since 2012, Nouabalé-Ndoki is home to important populations of forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees and many other endangered mammals. The park also boasts over 300 bi…
Viewpoint in Brazzaville

La Corniche

This wonderful modernised embankment is a great place for a stroll, and affords fantastic views over the Congo River to Kinshasa, looming in the distance. La Corniche ends at the massive Pont du 15 août 1960, a bran…
National Park in Republic of Congo

Parc National Conkouati-Douli

The newest of the three national parks in Congo, Conkouati-Douli was inaugurated in 1999 and is the most biodiverse of the country's national parks. The range of habitat – ranging from beaches and mangrove swamps, t…
Beach in Pointe-Noire

La Côte Sauvage

Pointe-Noire's best and most popular beaches are located to the south of the city and are known locally as 'the wild coast'. There are lots of stalls serving fresh fish and cold beers, as well as plenty of room to e…
Viewpoint in Brazzaville

Les Rapides

These wide and powerful rapids on the Congo River can be viewed on the outskirts of Brazzaville. Most people observe the rapids from the nearby bar Site Touristique Les Rapides, but the best viewing is at the other …
Beach in Pointe-Noire

Pointe Indienne

This lovely stretch of sandy beach 19km north of Pointe-Noire is a great place for a day trip out of the city. It's popular with locals at weekends, and there are several hotels and restaurants here, though during t…
Gorge in Pointe-Noire

Diosso Gorge

Half an hour north of Pointe-Noire, just outside the dusty village of Diosso, is the remarkable scenery of Diosso Gorge, which tears through the otherwise ordinary landscape between the village and the coast in a bl…
Museum in Pointe-Noire

Musée Ma-Loango

Some way north of Pointe-Noire in the village of Diosso is this rather surprisingly located history museum, which covers the history of Congo and its colonisation. It's a small and rather unusual collection, but it'…
Cathedral in Brazzaville

Basilique Sainte-Anne

This modernist 1949 building was the crowning achievement of French architect Roger Erell, who was known for fusing Western architectural ideas with local building techniques. It's easily one of the city's most stri…