14 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

14 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Brazzaville
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Pointe Noire
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Brazzaville — 8 nights

Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
Step out of Brazzaville with an excursion to Loufoulakari Falls in Pool Department--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne, stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, explore the galleries of National Museum of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brazzaville day trip app.

Exeter, UK to Brazzaville is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Brazzaville due to the time zone difference. In May in Brazzaville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Pointe Noire.
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Pointe Noire — 5 nights

The second largest city of Congo, coastal Pointe-Noire has rapidly grown into a metropolitan area in past decades, rising to become the main commercial center of the country.
Pointe Noire is known for parks and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cote Sauvage and take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges of Diosso.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pointe Noire trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Brazzaville to Pointe Noire takes 3 hours. In May in Pointe Noire, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).
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Republic of the Congo travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Museums
Most citizens of the Republic of the Congo live in the south of the country, with few residing outside the capital Brazzaville or Pointe-Noire on the coast. The capital represents a good place to start a holiday in the Republic of the Congo--it's a great jump-off point for voyages down the Congo River, the long and winding waterway that separates the country from its similarly named neighbor. Following the river to the north, the country becomes sparsely populated, with much of the area covered in lush rainforests. Two national parks, one in the far north and one in the center, represent the main focal points of the Republic of Congo itineraries, with a chance to spot lowland gorillas and forest elephants a major reason to visit for any genuine nature lover.
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