8 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

8 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Brazzaville
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Brazzaville

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Brazzaville to Pool Department to see Loufoulakari Falls about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne, explore the galleries of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brazzaville visit planner.

Van, Turkey to Brazzaville is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT) is minus 2 hours. In April in Brazzaville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Pointe Noire

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Cote Sauvage. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Gorges of Diosso.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pointe Noire day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Brazzaville to Pointe Noire takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Republic of the Congo travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Beaches · 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.