Republic of the Congo

Exploring untamed Congo is an authentic wilderness experience. The Republic of Congo is one of the last three remaining countries in East Africa where you can track gorillas in the wild. It’s a truly untouched frontier and of the best eco-tourism destinations in Africa. Congo’s rainforest is the largest in Africa, boasting chimpanzee, lowland gorillas and forest elephants. The local, friendly people love welcoming foreign visitors to their country. But its main attraction is its wilderness – beckoning visitors to experience Africa in all its raw, natural beauty. Come explore the Congo!

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Highlights in Republic of the Congo

  • See the Western lowland gorillas in Parc National d’Odzala
  • Diverse wildlife like chimpanzees and forest elephants
  • Rapids of the Congo River
  • UNESCO recognized coastal Parc National Conkouati-Douli
  • Parc National Nouabalé-Ndoki

Best time to travel

The Republic of Congo is humid and warm all year round. But if you are travelling to go gorilla trekking in Odzala, it’s best to avoid the wettest months and go in May or at the end of December.

Long rainy season: October to December

Short dry season: January to February

Short rainy season: March to April

Long dry season: May to September

Travel regions within Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville

Brazzaville is far more laid-back than Kinshasa, the DRC’s capital, across the river. However, with some attractive modernist architecture, a gorgeous riverside embankment perfect for taking in views of the Congo River and plenty of high-quality eating options, Brazzaville has a lot of charm and character, which makes it a…

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Odzala Kokoua National Park

A lush national park in the north of the Republic of the Congo, Odzala Kokoua National Park is one of the best places to spot western gorillas and forest elephants. Odzala is massive, covering a vast area with a mix of rainforest, marsh and savanna terrain. It’s near the border…

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