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 surprisingly pleasant place to while away time between visiting Congo’s national parks.

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Highlights in Brazzaville

  • Relaxing stopover before or after a gorilla safari
  • Take in the views of the Congo River
  • Stroll through Mbudi Park

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Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace

M’Bamou Palace meets the high standards you’d expect from Radisson Blu. The hotel has a lovely setting on the banks of the Congo River in Brazzaville’s Central Business District. Rooms are modern, comfortably furnished and have free WiFi. Both the outdoor pool and main restaurant have lovely river views, and…

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Odzala Kokoua National Park

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