Top things to do

Top Choice National Park in Republic of Congo

Parc National Nouabalé-Ndoki

Top Choice Vietnamese in Brazzaville

Restaurant Hotel Hippocampe

The open-for-all restaurant of the excellent Hotel Hippocampe serves divine Vietnamese dishes and, on Friday and Saturday evenings, they put on a very popular Vietnamese buffet which is a spice feast worth leaving…
Market in Brazzaville

Marché Total

Brazza's biggest market, in Bacongo, sells everything from technological wonders to caterpillars and monkeys to Congolese fabrics and aphrodisiac charms.
Memorial in Brazzaville

Brazza Memorial

The body of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who founded the city, was returned to Congo in 2006 and interred in this gleaming memorial. Opening hours are a little flexible!
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.
Market in Brazzaville

Marché Touristique

Sift through all the schlock here and you'll find some decent weavings and woodcarvings.
Gallery in Brazzaville

Ecole de Peinture de Poto-Poto

Perhaps the best place to pick up a souvenir is from this association of painters; many of its members have exhibited in Europe and the USA.
Bar in Brazzaville

Site Touristique Les Rapides

River in Brazzaville

Les Rapides

These wide and powerful rapids on the Congo River at the outskirts of the city are where the Congo River gets nasty. Take a minibus to Pont Djoué from next to Centre Culturel Français. Most people observe the rapids…
International in Brazzaville

Mami Wata

The 'Mermaid' is a winner for its riverside location, and the mostly Italian and French menu won't disappoint. It's very popular with expats and has a decent three-course lunch menu for CFA13,500.