We love our traveling community here at Visiter l’Afrique and love introducing you all to each other even more! Meet Pascale, check out her Instagram and enjoy her current pitstop! So where are you now? Goma, DRC Cool places to grab a bite? Restaurant Maghali Fan Club, Chez Maman Léontine – This restaurant is located at the Rond Point de la Justice, they serve local food at very reasonable prices. Vegetable based dishes cost less than those including meat. If you want liboke you might do well to pass by the day before to make sure they have it. This is not a fancy place, it’s a local joint frequented mostly by local people (always a sign of good food if you ask me). There has been roadwork/construction right in front of the restaurant for the past few months, but it looks like they are nearly done. I think once that’s done business will pick up again. There’s a compound next door and I’ve always wondered if they had live bands/music there at night. People rave about the fish, tilapia, but I’m not a fan of fresh water fish:-( Lac Kivu Lodge – This fancy place is located on […]
Sao Tome Town The town of Sao Tome is picturesque, with colonial Portuguese architecture. Several cathedrals dot a mostly two-story-high skyline of pastel-colored colonial-era buildings with arched windows and ornate balconies. Wide boulevards wind along the waterside, past black rock outcroppings and sandy bays. Founded by Portuguese in 1485, São Tomé is the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and is by far that nation’s largest settlement. Important as a port, the town city is located on Ana Chaves Bay in the northeast of Sao Tome Island. Most of the action takes place in one centralised area a few blocks in from the water, starting at the markets and spreading south to shops, banks and restaurants. The town is easily walkable, and even destinations further out take no longer than 15 minutes by foot. There is a sixteenth century cathedral in the central part of Sao Tome. Another early building is Fort Sao Sebastiao, now the Sao Tome National Museum. Features of the city also include the Presidential Palace, Fisherman’s Church, Municipal Market and the Independence Square.The airport is 4km north of town. Once you get here, you’ll delight in this mellow […]
Follow us as we go to Biyem-Assi, a popular neighborhood in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s political capital. Here with us today is Yves Roland Ndoung, a student working towards a Masters in Health and Environmental Communication at ASMAC (ESSTIC). We found this amazing amateur photographer on Instagram about two years ago. He loves travel, nature and new technologies. Check his account out HERE. Yves Roland’s top spots in Yaoundé: Les délices du gourmet. This restaurant is near the Bastos junction, about 50m on the opposite side of the Bastos pharmacy. Mask Bar in Bastos. It’s located 20m from the "laboratory meka” entrance. Any taxi driver will know exactly where to take you so rest easy. I come here when I’m looking for a cosmopolitan vibe. I love their cocktails and music. St-Tropez. This urban eatery has amazing cuisine at affordable prices. The manager is friendly and the service is good. It’s located in Bastos, 5m from the orange entrance. Le Carroussel. I come here for the typical Cameroonian cabaret ambience. They lots of local music. You’ll find this spot in descente Nkondengui in the Nkondengui neighbourhood. The Yao Ba. This restaurant has an excellent cabaret and I love their orchestra. […]
Be sure to note down these 2 spots if you’re an art junkie just like me. DOUAL’ART Located in Bonandjo, Douala’s historic city centre, Doual’art is a contemporary art hub and an incubator for new urban initiatives in African cities. The 300 m² space hosts 7 exhibits per year. It includes a documentation center open to the public and two meeting rooms for hosting seminars, public readings and workshops for art professionals. It’s garden-terrace cafeteria is perfect for meet-ups, one of my favorite places to have drinks and catch up with friends. Its artistic policy is geared towards providing support for artists who, through their research and work, taken an interest in urban issues. I discovered Cameroonian artist Hako Hankson who later became a brother and dear friend here. His work moved me beyond words. Check out his exhibition HERE. Currently on display is “A Fleur de peau”, an exhibition by Jean David Nkot. This is his first solo exhibition and deals governments and the international communities’ violence and indifference towards the plight of its victims. His artistic direction revolves around themes such as emancipation, immigration, peace and memory. It really made me reconsider the relationship we have […]
For me, IYA BUEA, is a place to have fine dining for African/cameroonian cuisine. The vibe is good and the price is good too compare to Douala or Yaoundé. As a Cameroonian, i love eating there because IYA Buea knows how to pay homage to Cameroon’s rich & diverse gastronomy and cultural heritage. They serve a seasonal menu with a focus on local produce, high quality ingredients and Cameroonian flavours. The decoration of the restaurant and the location are amazing. You just want to take everything and go. The Restaurant IYA is located in Buea. The town is located 80 km from Douala that is less than 1h 30 of road in direction of Limbé (seaside town). Buea is also the city that houses Mount cameroon main attraction of the country. Last week-end when i went there i took Mafé, known in English as groundnut stew, is an iconic African dish, popular throughout West Africa. My friend, Yinka, took Ndolè, a traditional Cameroonian dish. You can’t come in Cameroon without tasting Ndolè. You can have a look on the menu HERE. The restaurant is open 6 days a week, from monday to saturday (11am-11pm). You can orgaize a private event too. Adress : Just say Great Soppo […]
Being here in Congo has shown me a lot of things. It opened my eyes to a whole new world. A world I’ve never seen before, not even thought of in the widest of my imagination. I’m forever glad I’ve got to see the part of me I always thought I had lost in another world. I realized that living in a country and talking about it are two different things and that it isn’t only about discovering new restaurants and bars and having fun going around. It really is about that feeling you get, the experiences you live, when deep in your heart you know that had you been somewhere else you would have never felt the same as what you felt at that moment. And that yes, you could have felt something else in another place but you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one for nothing in the world. Let me take you in the life of a Congolese graduation but this one was very special to me because it was my sister’s graduation. A year ago, in early October, my sister started a Fashion design program in Centre de Saint Joseph des Soeurs Caramelites […]
What better than to hear the word ”food” when you’re hungry and you want to try something new and different? Nothing. Alright, I know there are better words than that but not right now with what you’re about to discover. Every country offers a variety of exotic food to try and usually there’s one or two (sometimes more) that you end up falling in love with. In Egypt, I can tell you about my love story with almost every dish. Molokheya, Bamia, Koshary, Taameya to name a few. In the Democratic Republic of Congo there’s something for everyone. Meat lovers, pescetarians and vegetarians too. I have put together for you the types of food you must try (other than the pundu and fumbwa) when you’re here, if you want to get that true feeling of eating locally. 1. Binzo Binzo are caterpillars. I know you probably fainted at the thought of having caterpillars down your throat. I can relate because had someone suggested that to me before I try them, I would have probably murdered them. However, it’s not the case. Far from what you think, binzo are so delicious. I remember my mom made me try them once when […]
Being an ambassador is an important and a full time job at hand. You’re not only there with your camera snapping pictures whenever there’s something to capture. You also have to write something intriguing and meaningful that would keep your readers interested. Something that will be useful to the readers. Something that would keep them coming for more. When I talk about my country, it’s important for me to show people a side they don’t know and places they have never been to. Places new to them, that probably don’t exist where they live or come from, something intriguing and all the while interessting. There are so many places in this country that don’t get the attention they deserve and as an ambassador it’s my job to showcase all of that to those who want to discover more about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In every country, there are many local markets that people go to, but there’s always that one place that everyone talks about and which is the landmark of the country. Here in Kinshasa, that market is known as Zando or Grand Marche. A place where you find everything you’re looking for. Clothes, toys, food, bed […]
There’s a saying that goes ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,’ and I can’t argue with that. Simplicity is key to anything. You can go as big and grandiose as you want but at the end of the day, simplicity beats it all. In Africa, many of us thrive to succeed in whatever we do. We may not have everything the white man invented or all the technological supplies modern-day countries have and this gives us motivation to create our own and do the best we could witth wthat we have, as many of you have seen so many things in different African countries, that peopple replace by what they originally are. In Kinshasa, there are so many things that people create that the naked eye would not believe, like for instance the basic TV satellite, some university students here recreated it using only simple materials such as a small margarine box, a plastic plate, adhesive tape and two antennas, and guess what? It’s a huge success. There are so many other things similar. Amidst the streets of Kinshasa, you’d hear clinking noises literally every two minutes. If you’re not familiar with it, it sounds like two bottles or […]
Kinshasa boasts some of the best restaurants in the country, which gives you unlimited access to choose from different eateries when in town. Naturally, being the capital of such a vast country, it’s quite easy to find what you’re looking for if you narrow down your choices. Unlike elsewhere in the world, restaurants are for the most part located in malls and commercial buildings. In Kinshasa, you would find restaurants everywhere, especially if you happen to be in Gombe, aka downtown. If you’re looking for the real feeling of diversity when choosing a restaurant, then Gombe is the place to go. Eateries from around the world are located there. It’s where all of Kinshasa gather in one place and quite a lot of these restaurants have outdoor patios either surrounded by a eccentric outdoor decor or a swimming pool. If you don’t have something specific in mind, then keep walking until you find something that might grab your interest. You could start at the beginning of the boulevard, end of Colonel Mundjiba avenue, up until the end, gare central or Beatrice Hotel. Along the boulevard du 30 Juin, there’s a set of good restaurants like l’Orangeraie, Mandarin, or Cafe Muzik. […]
Since birth, we’ve all been taught that women could be as strong as men, though on the surface we may appear like very fragile creature. We complain a lot, we whine, talk about anything and everything but at the end of the day we get things done. We do our job without being asked and we like to get things accomplished without having to compete with the opposite sex. At the beginning of the world, it is said that Eve was created from Adam’s coast and that through him, a woman was made. God found that a man couldn’t be alone for the rest of his life and needed company so he created Eve, which is also known to be the sole reason of the downfall of humankind. All these may well be myths or truths, we can’t really tell but one thing’s for sure is that when God threw them out of paradise and casted a spell at Eve and said that she would suffer from now on and carry a child in her, he was goddamn right. Every man needs a woman in his life no matter how tiresome we are. We need men too in our […]
If there is one city with which I fell in love with in the DRC, it has to be the city of Goma in the province of North Kivu. My work involves a lot of humanitarian projects in the unstable areas of the DRC, namely the eastern region of the country. Who hasn’t heard of the multiple horror stories of war, destruction and misery in eastern Congo? North Kivu, one of the most unstable regions in the DRC, is, however, a wonderful place to visit while being in the DRC. Obviously not all parts of the regions are advised for visits but its main city, Goma, is simply adorable. This part of the DRC is surrounded by hills and the weather, which is a bit friskier and dryer than in the western regions, is simply perfect. Goma is a city that is built at the feet of the infamous Nyaragongo Volcano, the most active volcano of the Central Africa. After a two-hour flight from Kinshasa to Goma, I arrived in Goma; a city previously stricken by war but that was now reliving and re-flourishing after decades of conflict. As I descended the airplane I was stricken by how […]
The Democratic Republic of the Congo consists of twenty six provinces of which Kinshasa is the capital. With a country so big and so many provinces, naturally there are a lot of tribes which over time, adopt their own culture. Here, people eat differently though we have the same foods. Sometimes local dishes are cooked differently. For instance, in Lubumbashi, people eat a certain dish in a different way than in Kongo Centrale aka Bas-Congo or Kasai Occidentale. But here in Kinshasa, we have a mixture of everything combined together. People blend in with each other and thus everything becomes edible. Everyone brings what they have and eat it here. Growing up outside my country, I haven’t really known all that about the DRC. I’ve eaten the most popular food which is Pundu, fufu and makayabu. It’s only when I came here and actually lived that I have discovered all these exotic food that my country has. I realized that there are so much more than what I’ve known all my life. Choices are unlimited for everyone. If you happen to be in Kinshasa on your next trip, don’t forget to try the local food. There are […]
For this time, I decided to do something different and interview sellers in the market. For my location, I chose the market of UPN, route de Matadi. It’s a big market with everything you could look for. From fruits, vegetables, clothes and much more. You can get there by either a taxi or a bus. If you don’t know how, you could ask people around you or just read the sign on the bus or ask taxi drivers. Don’t panick, you won’t get lost. Here, in Kinshasa, like in so many places, sometimes getting people to talk about their daily lives and what they do isn’t the easiest thing, but with some effort and patience, you can find what you want and get your job done. I was lucky enough to find sellers who were willing to share a part of their day to day life with me. The first one agreed to an interview and a picture of her products but not a personal picture. She’s a midlle aged woman who speaks good french and of course Lingala annd seemed civilized enough to understand what I was doing and help me. So here’s my first interview with her. […]
Part of my mission for this month was to get at least two or three interviews of different people in Kinshasa and allow people to live the truest possible experience through my pictures and get a taste of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When walking down the same market of UPN, in route de Matadi, with a cousin of mine, we were able to get an interview with another seller. A young woman who sells dried fish. One of the most important ingredients in the Congolese food. It’s very important because it’s used in many local dishes like pundu, fumbwa, matembele and much more, so it’s really hard to find a kitchen without it. And with as little as 1000 FC you could get one to add that smoking flavor to your meal. I was glad this time around, she had agreed to not only the interview but a few personal pictures too. At the end, I was glad because I had accomplished what I wanted and shared again an important side of Kinshasa that people need to see more. Here is it. Me: What do you sell? Seller: Smoked fish Me: What are the different sort of […]
When we start planning for an upcoming trip, there are many things to take into consideration but the second thing that comes into place right after the destination, is the accomodation. Where to stay is always the question that troubles us most, especially when you don’t have your own private room at your cousin’s seven bedroom mansion. Nah, I’m only kidding! Before you start booking your place, you think of your budget, unless your a multi millionaire with many checks to cash. Okay, serious now. Having a budget can sometimes make or break a trip because the tighter the budget, the narrower your choices become, you think, but it’s not always the case. At least not anymore in our world today, where everything becomes easy with just one click. You spend endless hours, glued in front of your computer screen, searching for the ‘right’ place, something that answers your needs but it doesn’t end and you find yourself falling into more categories, especially in a country like DRC, where the tourism is just starting to emerge. I have to say that Kinshasa has changed a lot, according to what others have said and what I’ve seen myself. In the time […]
Being an animal lover is not something common in everyone, but caring for them is another thing. I firmly believe that if you care about mother nature and human beings, then you also care about other beings, not only your pets but other animals around you. Growing up, there had always being a dog in my grandmother’s house, so we were used to being around pets. As a child, the only zoo I’ve visisted was the Egyptian zoo and back then, it was still pretty lovely with all these different species one gets to see. But eventually over the years, we busy ourselves with other things and forget about that small trip to the zoo we once took. When I came to Kinshasa, visiting the zoo was on my bucket list but I got wrapped up in other things and when I remembered I wasted no time in visiting it, so a friend of mine and I went on a Tuesday morning. The Kinshasa zoo is located in Zando (grand marche), right next to the Botanic garden. To get there, it’s quite easy with all the available transportation. You can either go by bus or taxi or with your own […]
There is an old saying that ‘traveling broadens your mind’. I love seeing how others live. Travel taught me how to take risks and really challenge my perceptions. I love meeting people, visiting places even if I feel uncomfortable or scared about being ridiculed or rejected. Although Cameroon is my homeland, I spent almost 10 years without stepping my feet in Cameroon so when I travelled to Douala in may 2013, I felt good to be back at home. I went back home for my dad’s birthday. Could you imagine, I spent almost 10 years without seeing my dad. He was sick for his 60th birthday and I wanted to show him some love so I bought my ticket and I went to Douala to tell him face to face that I was there for him and I love him.While at home I ate, ate and ate. No seriously, I spent 3 weeks with my family and my childhood friends. I worked at my dad’s office, I was his shadow, everywhere he went I followed him. During this trip, I learned a lot about my roots. The feeling that I had when I left my country was that i […]
Democratic Republic of the Congo, the home country I never knew. Growing up, Egypt was the only place I called home. I always say that I’ve left my heart in so many places, and Cairo’s definitely on top of the list. My only haven. After 18 years away, the first time I went back to Kinshasa was on July 4th 2014, for a short stay of 3 months, then went to the Philippines to study acting, so I never really had the chance to properly discover where I come from. After spending close to 8 months in the Philippines, I came back to Kinshasa again, on June 3rd 2015, with an eagerness to explore every corner. I came to rediscover my roots and get to know where I come from and see all these places they talk about. I realized that all these years spent away, I didn’t know anything about the country I was so proud of. I wanted nothing more than to be here and start my wanderlust journey. Today, I am so happy to be back in my country to fully experience it, as well as taking you along with me on my journey as I explore […]
Kinshasa has been good to me so far. I’ve enjoyed all these little places I’ve been to. It gave me a good reason to just keep exploring and showing people the beauty of my country. Every once in a while, we all fall victim of what the media shows us. Sometimes we have no control over what’s been said in the news, on the radio or the pictures that come up on the internet, but we can control the way we choose to look at things. When I was living in Cairo, I used to hear about my country from people’s mouths. Mostly by those who have left the country a long time ago. The way they talked about their country with love in their eyes made me nostalgic for a place I never knew. I’d look it up on the internet and see something else, different. The Africa some westerners like to portray. I used to think that there wasn’t much to do here and that people didn’t enjoy their lives. But truth is, when I came here, the reality of things were so different than everything I’ve ever believed. I started looking at it from a different perspective. […]
At the heart of the African continent lies one of the greatest rainforests in the world. Covering 22 million miles square across west east and central Africa, the rainforest hides thousands of animal and plant species. It is in the largest part of the forest harbored by the DRC that was established the Virunga National park. The Virunga park is one of immense beauty and diversity. It one of the biggest national parks in the world. It is well know for its unforgettable landscapes, many animal species and majestic mountains. If one is given the chance, it is a place to visit at least once in a lifetime as it holds the raw beauty and grace of a place untouched by humanity. In the virunga park, nature still has its hold on the environment and and nurtures the lives of a wide variety of life forms.The Virunga Park is the oldest natural park on Africa and is today the most endangered one. You see, the Virunga park was cursed by its wealth: as a rainforest not only is there is the possibility for logging but also the area in which the park is established is rich in palm oil, gold, oil and rubber. These natural resources have over the years constituted an important source of trade for […]
The Gombe neighbourhood, home of most of the tourists and expatriates living in Kinshasa, is known for its wide variety of foreign owned restaurant: from greek restaurants to italian restaurants, you can find them all in the Gombe. However pastas, steaks with mushroom sauce and bland plantains can sometimes get boring and repetitive. But, it is very possible to get a taste of congolese cuisine in the confinement of the Gombe. For that purpose, one needs to adventure oneself away from the Boulevard and its well lit flawlessly built roads: you need to explore the part of the Gombe that was not arranged for the comfort of expatriates. It is at the end of a non-paved road covered with loopholes that seem to be constantly filled with brownish water whether it is raining of not that you can find the restaurant Chez Flore. Chez Flore is an open air restaurant where customers come for the sole purpose of eating and socializing. After entering through the free metal doors, I realized that I was truly entering an authentic congolese estaurant: in fact, the coloured plastic chairs and the paintings on the walls were the only instances of decorations. The tables where sparsely installed and […]
Where elegance meets taste Being a food lover, I am always looking out for new restaurants and cafes. Whenever I begin my researches, I don’t solely base them on one specific place or type. I love to look everywhere and try all the variety of cuisine a country has to offer. Mixing and matching, and trying out food of different cultures. Everyone has a favorite place they eat at, but I like to have more than one. It takes nothing but experience to become a connoisseur and experience comes from trying out and seeking more. Traveling around so many places had allowed me to taste different kind of foods and learn about the most popular dish a country is best known for, especially when it comes to good pastry or a delicious desert. I always say that a good bakery is all you need because what’s better than sipping on a perfect cup of tea and eating your favorite muffin on a Saturday morning? We’ve all tasted a thousand different types of chocolate or velvet cake but there’s always that ‘one’ special place that stole our heart that we always come back to. For instance, when I was in […]
When you say travel, you say explore and when you explore you somehow HAVE to stumble upon a great restaurant that serves one of your favorites, or even better, you might discover one or two new dishes. Part of my adventure here in Kinshasa is to discover new restaurants and eateries. I’m a food lover, as you might know by now. Though I’m a pescetarian, I never miss out on a great dish. Finding food that I like is no easy job, but here in Kinshasa you’d never fall short of vegetables or fish. If you happen to stay in commune of Ngaliema, you might feel like there aren’t enough restaurants just because it’s more of a residential area. But with all these constructions and people opening new businesses, it seems like everyone is somehow interested in opening new restaurants or cafes, be it local, international or both. There may not be McDonald’s, Pizza hut, Auntie Anne’s or Taco Bell here in Kinshasa, but we have other great alternatives that would make you forget about all the fast food we were so used to growing up. Now in the 21st century, it’s only natural to find burgers or pizzas on […]
Being a photographer, I had the opportunity to be contacted by newlyweds to take their wedding pictures on Port-Gentil. That was the first time I went there and just when I arrived, I was automatically seduced by the city. The port, the heat that it gives off, the beautiful beaches and the architectural framework of this small city of about 150,000 inhabitants immediately attracted me because, unlike its neighbor Libreville, Port-Gentil is very well build. Over there, all roads lead to Rome. When the marriage ended, I took two or three days to visit the city and take some photos. You will tell me two or three days are not enough! But I can assure you that it was enough to capture good images of the city and make them positive. Being an almost island, Port-Gentil is surrounded by water. People live there mostly of oil, timber, and fisheries. Numerous boats mark the city and often on Sundays, Port-Gentillais enjoy the sun and its beautiful beaches for relaxing, fishing and sailing. The most frequented beaches are those of Sogara and Cape Lopez. It also includes a multitude of cultures (Western, West African, etc.) because of the raw materials. Moreover, the […]
No more painful visa applications for nationals from ECCAS countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad) who wish to travel within the Community. Free movement of people was finally passed ! Going from Cameroon to the Central African Republic and finally Chad is only a formality. But going to Chad, what for? Discover the capital N’Djamena Economic and cultural crossroads, N’Djamena has no time and grows very quickly (thank you oil). Chad’s capital (and its 10 boroughs) is booming. Buildings grow in every corner and N’Djamena has two faces : an historic city with many facets which is now modernizing. Must do: strolling on Charles de Gaulle avenue, go see a movie at ” La Normandie “, hunt and bargain at the great market, visit the beautiful Fayçal mosque and its four minarets. Eat kissar Galette made of millet, kissar is a Chadian specialty that is often served with tomato sauce potato or gombo sauce. Do not leave without tasting it ! Trekking in the Tibesti desert Described as one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, this journey in the heart of the Sahara awaits you. The authenticity of the Tibesti desert, the […]
After traveling to Chad, today we are going to discover the Central African Republic. Located in the heart of Central Africa, the CAR is full of hidden gems to discover. Between forests, wildlife, and monuments you will not be disappointed. Come on for a ride to go around the country! Boali Falls A magical and impressive place where the M’Bari river empties from 50m high and 250m wide. Located 2 hours away from Bangui, it is one of the most prominent attractions of the country. Once on top of the falls, you can descend via stairs dug through rocks, needless to say that some bathe there but it is not necessarily recommended. The adventure does not stop here, just 15km away we invite you to make a stop at the crocodiles lake. If you need a breath of fresh air, this is the ideal place. You can stay at the Boali resort in order to fully enjoy. Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park This huge national park is located in the north of the country. It extends over 17,400km2 or half of Belgium, we can easily say that it cannot be visited in a day. This is one of the […]
Mbolo ! Since May 7th, if you are a national of a country of ECCAS, the Economic Community of Central African States, you are free to travel to Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo , Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Gabon. Today, we are embarking on a journey to the African Amazon to explore together the top 10 things to do and discover in Gabon. Pointe Denis Make an idyllic retreat at Saint Denis island barely 10 minutes from the capital Libreville. Program: lazing on the beach, crystal clear water, grills, jet skis facing the jungle. With a little luck you can watch the leatherback turtles nesting (November to March). The island is located near the Pongara national park. Lopé National Park Have you always dreamed of seeing an elephant ? Friends of mammals, you will be delighted. The park holds the African record of elephants per square kilometer : 3 ! Gorillas and chimpanzees are also present. Lope was classified in 2007 as a World Heritage site by UNESCO Léconi Falls When leaving Franceville, make a stop to admire the wonderful Léconi falls, over 50 meters high and the Djoumou Falls as […]
Mbote na yo, moninga ! Since May 7th, if you are a national of a country of ECCAS, the Economic Community of Central African States, you are free to travel to Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Gabon. Today, we are embarking on a journey to Congo Brazzaville to explore together the top 10 things to do and discover in this beautiful country. Odzala-Kokoua National Park It is the largest animal park in Congo: elephants, lions, monkeys, antelopes , buffaloes, or almost all species are present. At the park, there is the Lékoli-Pandaka wildlife reserve and Mboko domain. Access to the park is a bit complicated because the road is not completely paved, however you can get there by plane from Brazzaville, it takes about 2 hours. The best times to visit Odzala are during the two dry seasons from June to September and December to February. The advantage of this place is its exclusive side: only 12 lucky people can stay at the same time in each of the two lodges of the park and live inside this place. Surf in Pointe Noire Pointe-Noire is a paradise for […]
As kids we’ve been told many stories about Christmas and Santa Claus, so when winter knocked in, we couldn’t wait to celebrate it. Some people even started as early as December 1st. Christmas is considered as one of the most important celebration in the Christian community. Alongside New Years, they’re the most famous winter holidays during the year. These are the times when the streets are colored in red, green and white and people seemed to be in great spirit. Children are happier and parents are more cheerful. Families get together and airports see more movements than during any other time of the year. Everyone is eager to go back home and spend some quality time with their loved ones. More than half of the world celebrates the birth of the Christ, including several Muslim countries. December is considered a Holy month almost everywhere. This year, I’ve finally got the chance to witness it for the first time in Kinshasa. It’s a little different than what I was used to, but at the end of the day, people come together for the same reason. While people celebrate Christmas in the snow, we, here, in Kinshasa celebrate it under the sun […]
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