Musée Ma-Loango

Republic of Congo

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's passionately run and – mainly due to an almost total lack of competition – is Congo's best museum. A return taxi from Pointe-Noire should cost around 15,000-20,000CFA.

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