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How To Travel To Congo

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By plane

Maya-Maya Airport (IATA: BZV) in Brazzaville is served by Air France, as well as flights to Douala in Cameroon, Addis Ababa and Kinshasa by Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Casablanca, and the National Carrier ECAir.

By car

Driving is safe in the Republic of the Congo. A well-maintained road leads north from Brazzaville, but only as far as President Sassou’s hometown of Oyo. Beyond Oyo, the roads become extremely rough and impassable in the rain. It’s also difficult to get a rental vehicle that you can drive alone.

By boat

Passenger and VIP ferries run every 2 hours between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. between Brazzaville and Kinshasa. The ferries are priced at US$15 for passengers and US$30 for VIPs. The VIP ferry is suggested since the boats are spanking new and not as crowded. In either route, a valid visa for both countries is needed. Both ends of the bureaucracy take some time. Entry and departure procedures in Brazzaville are “simple” and straightforward, and locals are very friendly in helping visitors to pass through without incident. In Kinshasa, however, these processes are more complex and are heavily dependent on whether you are an independent tourist or are accompanied by an organization or an official government agent. There are also speed boats to rent, either in a group or individually (price! ), but it is not recommended to reserve them since they really speed across the river along the rapids. Barges go up the Congo and Oubangui rivers to Bangui.

How To Travel Around Congo

By shared taxi or minibus In Brazzaville, very inexpensive shared taxis and minibuses operate on an ad hoc basis between cities and villages, packed with Congolese people transporting various types of cattle for sale. By taxi Taxis in Brazzaville are green. 700 CFA will often bring you around a neighborhood. At night,...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Congo

To enter the Republic of Congo, all foreigners must get a visa. Except for residents of a few West and North African nations, visas are not available on arrival, and arriving without one may result in a variety of problems that you should avoid at all costs (fines, passport...

Destinations in Congo

Cities in Congo Brazzaville — the Republic of the Congo's capital The Congo River separates it from Kinshasa, the capital of the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.Abala-NdoloDjambalaDolisieMossendjoOuésso is a transportation center in the country's extreme north, amid a region dotted with Pygmy settlements.Owando - one of the country's most...

Food & Drinks in Congo

Food in Congo Osaka Restaurant in Pointe Noire serves delicious and nutritious Chinese cuisine. A dinner cost between US$12 and US$18 on average. All meals were delivered in excellent clean plates, and the restaurant is inside and has air conditioning, as well as a backup generator just in case. Some...

Money & Shopping in Congo

Republic of the Congo uses the Central African CFA franc (XAF). Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon also use it. While technically distinct from the Western African CFA franc (XOF), the two currencies are used interchangeably at par in all CFA franc (XAF & XOF)-using nations. The...

Culture Of Congo

The Congolese culture has been affected by a diverse range of natural environments, including the savannah plains of the North Niari flooded forests, the vast Congo River, the steep mountains and forest of Mayombe, and 170 kilometers of beaches along the Atlantic coast. Once upon a time, the existence...

History Of Congo

Pre-colonial Around 1500 BC, Bantu-speaking peoples who established tribes during the Bantu expansions ousted and assimilated the region's first occupants, the Pygmy people. The Bakongo, a Bantu ethnic group that inhabited portions of modern-day Angola, Gabon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, served as the foundation for ethnic affinities...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Congo

Stay Safe in Congo Petty street crime against foreigners is uncommon in Brazzaville. Muggings and pickpocketings, on the other hand, are common around the ports in Pointe Noire and Brazzaville, as well as in the Congolese districts surrounding Brazzaville's City Center. Criminals are known to target middle-class and wealthy homes...

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