Top things to do in Republic of Congo

Top Choice Italian in Pointe-Noire

Il Pepe Nero

Sleek and stylish, with tables scattered across a terrace overlooking a well-kept lawn, this Italian restaurant is one of Pointe-Noire's best and is a favourite for expats who crowd the place at lunch. Dinner is rat…
Top Choice International in Brazzaville

Mami Wata

Hands down Brazza's best restaurant, the 'Mermaid' has the best and breeziest river terrace in town, and attracts a wealthy crowd of locals and expats with its Italian- and French-leaning menu. It has an excellent v…
Top Choice International in Pointe-Noire

Kactus Restaurant

This excellent Pointe-Noire institution in the heart of downtown has a large and high-quality menu. Choices run from excellent salads and pasta dishes to a variety of burgers and thin-crust pizzas. Don't miss the sh…
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…
Congolese in Brazzaville


This excellent restaurant offers Congolese, Senegalese and European dishes from its very unlikely location on a sandy backstreet of a Brazza suburb.
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…
Vegan in Pointe-Noire

Loving Hut

This very unexpected vegan restaurant in the heart of Pointe-Noire is a welcome break for anyone appreciating animal-free cuisine. The entire set up is quite charming, with outside tables in a small garden lit by fa…
Congolese in Makoua

Restaurant La Fleur de Makoa

In the small dining room inside Makoa's best hotel, this restaurant certainly doesn't look like much, but the hotel owner cooks up a real feast and it's a great place to break your journey for a meal. The river fish…