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 surfers and bodyboard enthusiasts but beware some days the sea can be dangerous. The most popular beaches of the city for this activity are: Pointe Kunda, Cote Sauvage and if you have the motivation to go 45 minutes out of town, go surf the waves of M’Vassa.
Discover the Basilica of St. Anne
The basilica and its green roof changing colors during the day depending on the lighting. Architecture lovers will be pleased. The Basilica is located in the city center of Brazzaville and Poto -Poto, a bustling area of the city.
National museum of Congo
This is the ideal place to know the country’s history in order to better understand it. This space is dedicated to the preservation of the Congolese cultural and artistic heritage. You will find not only art and crafts, ritual objects, but also all the objects, documents and websites mentioning the entire life of the Congolese societies of the past.
The Poto-Poto School of Painting