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10 Best Places to Visit in Congo - Brazzaville

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Congo Tourist Attractions: 14 Top Places to Visit

Planning to visit Congo? Check out our Congo Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Congo.

Top Places to visit in Congo:
Congo River, Virunga National Park, Mount Nyiragongo, Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Lola ya Bonobo, Garamba National Park, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Salonga National Park, Boyoma Falls, Livingstone Falls, Pool Malebo, Maiko National Park, Idjwi, Petites Chutes de la Lukaya

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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Republic of the Congo

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1. Brazzaville
2. Pointe-Noire
3. Dolisie
4. Nkayi
5. Kindamba
6. Impfondo
7. Ouésso
8. Madingou
9. Owando
10. Sibiti

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The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo), also known as Congo Republic or Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda.

The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo-Brazzaville was formerly part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa. Upon independence in 1960, the former colony of French Congo became the Republic of the Congo. The People's Republic of the Congo was a Marxist–Leninist single-party state from 1970 to 1991. Multi-party elections have been held since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War.

Bantu-speaking peoples who founded tribes during the Bantu expansions largely displaced and absorbed the earliest inhabitants of the region, the Pygmy people, about 1500 BC. The Bakongo, a Bantu ethnicity that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo, formed the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those countries. Several Bantu kingdoms—notably those of the Kongo, the Loango, and the Teke—built trade links leading into the Congo River basin.

The Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão reached the mouth of the Congo in 1484. Commercial relationships quickly grew up between the inland Bantu kingdoms and European merchants who traded various commodities, manufactured goods, and slaves captured from the hinterlands. For centuries the Congo river delta served as a major commercial hub for transatlantic trade. However, direct European colonization of the area began in the late 19th century and eroded the power of the Bantu societies in the region.

The area north of the Congo River came under French sovereignty in 1880 as a result of Pierre de Brazza's treaty with Makoko of the Bateke. This Congo Colony became known first as French Congo, then as Middle Congo in 1903. In 1908, France organized French Equatorial Africa (AEF), comprising Middle Congo, Gabon, Chad, and Oubangui-Chari (the modern Central African Republic). The French designated Brazzaville as the federal capital. Economic development during the first 50 years of colonial rule in Congo centered on natural-resource extraction. The methods were often brutal: establishment of the Congo–Ocean Railroad following World War I has been estimated to have cost at least 14,000 lives.

During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, Brazzaville functioned as the symbolic capital of Free France between 1940 and 1943. The Brazzaville Conference of 1944 heralded a period of major reform in French colonial policy. Congo benefited from the postwar expansion of colonial administrative and infrastructure spending as a result of its central geographic location within AEF and the federal capital at Brazzaville. It also received a local legislature after the adoption of the 1946 constitution that established the Fourth Republic.

Following the revision of the French constitution that established the Fifth Republic in 1958, the AEF dissolved into its constituent parts, each of which became an autonomous colony within the French Community. During these reforms, Middle Congo became known as the Republic of the Congo in 1958[9] and published its first constitution in 1959. Antagonism between the pro-Opangault Mbochis and the pro-Youlou Balalis resulted in a series of riots in Brazzaville in February 1959, which the French Army subdued.

The Republic of the Congo received full independence from France on August 15, 1960. Fulbert Youlou ruled as the country's first president until labour elements and rival political parties instigated a three-day uprising that ousted him. The Congolese military took charge of the country briefly and installed a civilian provisional government headed by Alphonse Massamba-Débat.

Under the 1963 constitution, Massamba-Débat was elected President for a five-year term. During Massamba-Débat's term in office the regime adopted scientific socialism as the country's constitutional ideology. In 1965, Congo established relations with the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam. Massamba-Débat was unable to reconcile various institutional and ideological factions and his regime ended abruptly with a bloodless coup d'état in August 1968.

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Brazzaville - Pointe-Noire - Libreville - Luanda / Congo, Gabon, Angola / Central Africa

This video is about central Africa's booming cities in 2019. These are the cities to watch out for if you're an investor or businessman that's ready to tap into the central African market.

Brazzaville is the political and administrative capital of the Republic of Congo. It was also the capital of free France from 1940 to 1942. The city has a population of more than 1.9 million inhabitants and a density of 6, 963 pers./km2. Their official language is French, they use the central African franc. Brazzaville is investing heavily in its road and bridge infrastructure.

Pointe-Noire is the economic capital of the Republic of Congo, located in the extreme south of the country. With more than 1.1 million inhabitants in the agglomeration, Pointe-Noire has become a full-fledged department. Oil activity continues to be the main sector of the Pontenegrin economy. However, the city has been experiencing a real-estate boom in the past five years.

Libreville, the political capital of Gabon, is the first city of the country in number of inhabitants. Its population was estimated at 750,000 in 2017. Gabon’s national language is French. The Librevillois, as they’re called, enjoy a GDP per capita equal to 20,000 US dollars. They use the central African franc, capped at a two percent inflation rate. The city is undergoing a major makeover with the creation of a new business district on the artificial peninsula named La Baie Des Rois. The first skyscrapers are expected to rise this summer, while the overall project is set to be completed by 2025.

Luanda is the capital of the lusophone country of Angola. With a population of 7.4 million inhabitants, it is the main economic center of the country and concentrates tertiary and industrial activities. Since 2002, thanks to the civil peace found and the oil money from offshore deposits located near the capital, it has experienced a particularly significant growth in construction. The local currency is the Kwanza.

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Trip to Congo May 2015. Province of Kouilou.
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The Congo Dandies: living in poverty and spending a fortune to look like a million dollars

“La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price.

The Republic of the Congo in Central Africa can’t boast of high standards of living. Yet, there are men here who are prepared to spend a fortune on designer suits. They call themselves “sapeurs” – members of the “La Sape” movement. “La Sape” comes from French and stands for “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. For its adherents, it’s all about style and elegance, the right combination of colours and textures, brand-names and the highest quality materials. They derive true joy from showing off their attire on the streets of Brazzaville – the country’s capital and the centre of the “La Sape” movement. Walking down dusty streets lined with clay houses, they turn heads and feel like kings. And there’s no price they won’t pay for this.

In fact, behind the image of success these dandies project, there are often stories of significant financial troubles caused by their extravagant hobby. To afford the price tag of their designer clothes, “sapeurs” have to save, borrow and even steal money, sometimes bringing ruin to their families. But even the grim consequences of their indulgent dressing habits often don’t stop “sapeurs” from spending money they don’t really have. They are in constant competition with each other and investing in their image is more important to them than improving their living conditions. Dressing smartly becomes a true addiction that is very hard to conquer.

However, some “sapeurs” do strive to find a balance between looking chic and being reasonable with their spending. They insist that the “La Sape” movement isn’t about designer suits but rather developing impeccable taste. They make an emphasis on learning to dress well but within one’s means. This way, style and elegance will demand fewer sacrifices from their devotees and will be accessible to more sophisticated men.

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The Best of the Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources and, until recently, has been at the center of what some observers call Africa's world war, with widespread civilian suffering the result.

The war claimed an up to six million lives, either as a direct result of fighting or because of disease and malnutrition.

The war had an economic as well as a political side. Fighting was fuelled by the country's vast mineral wealth, with all sides taking advantage of the anarchy to plunder natural resources. Some militia fight on in the east, where a big United Nations force is trying to keep the peace.

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The DR Congo country profile

The D.R.C on Wikipedia

DR Congo facts
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One of Africa’s greatest assets is its diverse blend of people, from the cosmopolitan café culture of the cities to the fiercely distinctive Maasai and Sambura of East Africa, to the Himba who live in the inhospitable stretches of northern Namibia. Encountering an authentic traditional community can be a life-changing experience for Westerners, opening our eyes to both the raw beauty and tough challenges faced by people living in remote settings. These communities are often carefully balancing the preservation of an age-old heritage with the advantages of modern medicine and Western schooling. We were privileged to meet such a community, who welcomed us warmly and shared a slice of village life with us. Next Episode: Boat, kayak and hike Lango Bai.

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Libreville, the best places / Либревиль, Габон (Африка), красивейшие места

Beautiful places of Libreville.
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Fabulous Congo / Le Congo Fabileux

This video is a video about my primary country of origin, the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville or just the Congo. Just like I've made a video about my native country, France, I also feel the need to promote the Congo the same way.

The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo), also known as Congo Republic,West Congo, or Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon to the west; Cameroon to the northwest; the Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east and south; and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the southwest.

The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo-Brazzaville was formerly part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa.Upon independence in 1960, the former colony of French Congo became the Republic of the Congo. The People's Republic of the Congo was a Marxist–Leninist single-party state from 1970 to 1991. Multi-party elections have been held since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War and President Denis Sassou Nguesso has ruled for 26 of the past 36 years.

Bantu-speaking peoples who founded tribes during the Bantu expansions largely displaced and absorbed the earliest inhabitants of the region, the Pygmy people, about 1500 BC. The Bakongo, a Bantu ethnicity that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo, formed the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those countries. Several Bantu kingdoms—notably those of the Kongo, the Loango, and the Teke—built trade links leading into the Congo River basin.

The Congo got its independence on August 15th 1960 from France


For more about the Congo, please dig in the following sources:

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Republic of the Congo profile

Republic of Congo profile - Facts

Republic of the Congo facts from CIA

Congo's tourism site

Mining in the Republic of Congo
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Mining in Republic of the Congo

Congo: What to see and where to stay

Changing the face of African travel, the Republic of the Congo has opened up Central Africa’s great equatorial rainforests and intrepid travellers can now walk through sunlit jungle in search of gorillas and chimpanzees, stake out salt licks to wait for shy forest buffalo and elephant, and sweep a spotlight around at night to look for rare antelope and stealthy predators.

With most of its population concentrated in the south and the capital Brazzaville, Congo has managed to keep most of its northern forests and wetlands intact, the epitome of which is the spectacular Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Here, over 13 000 km² of primary rainforest provides Central Africa’s most important sanctuary for lowland gorillas and forest elephants. Odzala’s best accommodation is a trio of luxurious fly-in camps called Mboko, Ngaga and Lango. It’s worth the effort to travel there: these sensitively designed eco-lodges deliver comfort and adventure in equal proportions, and something of a pioneering spirit fills the people who you meet there. Expert guides lead you along forest paths clouded with dazzling butterflies; boatmen take you down lazy rivers to the calls of monkeys and tropical birds.

The best game viewing is at a ‘bai’, a marshy forest clearing where open water, good grazing and vital minerals in the soil attract some of Africa’s hardest-to-see animals. Forest elephant, bush pig and forest buffalo wallow in the mud; leopard, hyena and even bongo, the rainforest’s largest antelope, slip in silently after dark. The most dramatic wildlife experience, however, is deep in the forest’s interior where lowland gorillas still live in unprecedented numbers. Finding them is tough work – the rainforest does not give up its secrets so lightly – but the reward is an hour in the company of a habituated gorilla family, complete with curious infants, moody teenagers and poker-faced silverbacks.

Raw, real and perfect for experienced safari travellers with a thirst for adventure, Congo is one of Africa’s newest travel destinations. It’s also one of the most under-developed, so take the uncertainty out of arranging a Congo safari and speak to us about creating an itinerary that delivers it as a complete stand-alone itinerary or in combination with other African safari destinations and the Indian Ocean islands.


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Ngaga Camp, Republic of Congo


We loved staying at this beautiful jungle lodge. Just six thatch-and-timber suites set in the middle of the rainforest, Ngaga Camp makes a truly tranquil base from which to explore the forest on guided nature walks and gorilla treks. As if all these advantages aren’t enough, the camp shares its emerald address with Odzala’s gorilla research team. Critically endangered, the western lowland gorillas are definitely the main attraction and getting to meet some of the researchers who are dedicated to studying them is very special. Like us, you’ll probably love the feel-good factor of knowing that every tourist dollar contributes to conserving both the great apes and their habitat. Next episode: we meet a Congo Community.

The Scenic Route To Congo | Travel Vlog

In December 2017 I moved to Congo for a new assignment as a humanitarian aid worker. This video tells my story of travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), sometimes also called the heart of darkness a term coined by Joseph Conrad and his bestselling book Heart Of Darkness.
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TCHIRILA 2012 - Tourism development project - CONGO

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In partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Conkouati-Douli National Park, a touristic development plan has been done to increase available revenues for conservation's projects.
Tchirila's site has been selected, designed and developed in summer 2012 bearing in mind local and environmental realities. In a strictly protected area, where the dense mountain forest is almost intact and the rivers' system impressive, this site offers a wild environment experience to its visitors.


Au Congo, en partenariat avec la Wildlife Conservation Society et le Parc National Conkouati-Douli, un travail de développement touristique a été réalisé dans le but d'augmenter les revenus accessibles aux projets de conservation.
Le site de Tchirila a été choisi, pensé et développé à l'été 2012 en tenant compte des réalités locales et environnementales. Dans une zone intégralement protégée, là où la forêt dense montagneuse est pratiquement intacte et le réseau fluvial impressionnant, le site propose à ses visiteurs une expérience des plus sauvage.

Montage vidéo : Jonathan Lepage

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African cities are improving very drastically. And here are the top 10 cities picked for this video. It was not compiled according to development or population, Harare, Zimbabwe couldn't have made it up here is population was considered. And if populations was considered and Lagos would have came up first. But these cities ere picked cos they are famous and they are going through changes as you can see. Lagos for example was really bad 15 -20 years ago but today it's going through a lot of clean up and development.

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