French, Lingala, Swahili, Tshiluba
Congolese Franc
Flight time
7 hours and 14 minutes from the UK
time difference
UTC/GMT +1 hours
best time to go

Introducing Congo

Congo is a fascinating country to explore if you have already ticked off your bucket list, the grand safaris and savannahs of Africa and want to experience a new, dramatic landscape engulfed by waterfalls, mountains, lush greenery, lagoons and spectacular scenery and wildlife. Located in central Africa, the Republic of Congo is a peaceful former French colony. The core of the nation, also referred to as Congo-Brazzaville, is home to the second-largest tropical rainforest in Africa. Three habituated groups of Western lowland gorillas can be found in a five square mile area of the Odzala National Park, which is home to a diverse range of plants and wildlife.

During your travels experience local culture and mouth-watering flavours, such as the traditional meal Poulet a la Moambe, which combines rice and spinach with chicken fried in palm oil. Red meat enthusiasts can devour the beef with sauce, which is cooked in peanut and palm oil and flavour-coated with onions, garlic, and fresh tomato spices. Fufu, a common accoutrement, is a type of puree made by combining flour with hot water.
An adventure in Congo will surely captivate with its impressive vistas, volcanoes and natural beauty.

Top Locations in Congo

Explore the range of National Parks
Some of the best Parks to explore include Kundelungu, Upemba, Lomami, and Virunga, where you can expect to see cheetahs, rhinos, zebras, antelopes and gorillas.
Experience Kinshasa Botanical Garden
A veritable oasis of green, this botanical garden located on a 7-acre site in Gombe, contains more than 100 different tree species, representing the diversity of the Congo.
Visit Lake Albert
The biggest concentration of fish in Africa is found in Lake Albert, which is situated at an elevation of 616 m. The village of Bunia, which is located beside the lake, serves as the launching point for a lot of excursions. Pygmy settlements can be found in the forests, and you can see Mount Hoyo's caverns and the "Stairs of Venus" waterfalls in the nearby mountains.
Discover Mfuti Beach
Nearby to Mbudi lies the amazing Mfuti Beach, a beachfront location along the Congo River. A sandy beach, perfect for a tranquil escape awaits you, amidst the natural beauty of your surroundings.

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