The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most diverse landscapes and rainforests on the face of the planet full of hidden gems waiting to be explored.Brazzaville is the largest city in the Republic of the Congo and also the main spot where travel within the Congo begins. It seems to be the hub for many who are looking to explore this very raw, and relatively untouched country. Famous for its sights, culture, and landmarks the city is always bustling and has a very rich, and in some instances hostile, history. For those who are in Brazzaville and are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life for the day, heading to Bela Falls will have you feeling recharged and in touch with nature in no time. The falls are located just south-west of the ROC's largest and most populated city, Brazzaville, and today you'll have a chance to explore them and also a local village in the area.
Exceeding over 150m in height, the falls offer a beautiful view of the Congo River and are a fine example of nature at its best. Bela Falls are situated amongst a small piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's pristine rainforest and although the noise from the crashing water can be heard from afar, the atmosphere is very peaceful and calming. Around 8am this morning, you will be scooped up from your hotel or accommodation in Brazzaville and will head out for Bela Falls. The drive today will be about 3.5 hours and offers beautiful scenery along the way and many great opportunities for photos. It is really amazing to see just how close such a major city like Brazzaville is to the most incredible aspect of nature, a tropical rainforest.As you arrive at the falls you're quickly taken aback by the environment. The serenity of the falls crashing into the water below is actually very calming and such a pleasure. Today we will enjoy a lovely picnic with the incredible falls as our backdrop. Once we have concluded our visit at the falls, you will drive to Boko Village, which is nearby. The village is famous for its agriculture, including food crops and fruit trees. Today you will be given a small village tour and the unique opportunity to interact with the villagers.From the village, we will begin the drive back to Brazzaville where you will be transferred straight to your accommodation or hotel. The tour will end at your hotel around 6pm this evening, dependent on traffic.