What to see in Congo

Congo Attractions

The Republic of Congo has some really exciting tourist attractions but doesn't yet have the infrastructure to support tourism. The country is considered mostly safe for foreigners, although crime is a problem, but the roads are poor and sometimes impassable, making it difficult to reach the amazing destinations the country has to offer. As a result, tourists tend to stick to the two largest cities, Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, which both have international airports and are linked by rail.

Both cities have sights of interest for visitors and there are many natural wonders nearby to investigate: the beaches of Pointe Noire are particularly popular; Brazzaville is situated on the banks of the massive Congo River; and the dramatic Diosso Gorge is easily accessible. However, it seems a pity not to venture beyond the cities into the Congolese wilderness, as the rainforest and its wildlife are really the Congo's greatest attractions. The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest in the world. The best place to experience the country's famous but relatively unexplored flora and fauna is the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, where tourists can seek out forest elephants and gorillas, which are now so endangered that it is difficult to find them anywhere in the wild.


The capital and largest city of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville is located on the mighty Congo River, just opposite…

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Diosso Gorge

Diosso is a town in the Republic of Congo, situated about 15 miles (25km) north of Pointe Noire in the Kouilou Department.…

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Odzala National Park

The Odzala-Kokoua National Park is in the northwest of the Republic of Congo, and is one of the most amazing protected…

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Pointe Noire

Pointe Noire is the second largest city in the Republic of Congo, the commercial hub of the country, and a very popular…

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