Congo Brazzaville Safaris Tours & Holidays
The Republic of the Congo, also called Congo-Brazzaville, is a central African nation with rainforest reserves that are habitats for gorillas. Its capital city, Brazzaville, lies across the Congo River from Kinshasa, the capital of the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Brazzaville’s highlights include traditional craft markets and the mid-20th-century Basilique Sainte-Anne, with a green-tiled roof and spire.
Perched on the equator in Central Africa lies the Republic of Congo also known as Congo–Brazzaville, not to be confused with the much larger neighboring the Democratic Republic of the Congo lies a world like no other, where all the beauty of Africa meets to create a unique landscape that is home to a stunning range of flora and fauna.
Until gaining its independence in August 1960, Congo-Brazzaville was under French colonial rule, the evidence of which still lingers in some of its architecture. The country is rich in oil, which has long been its primary source of industry and revenue.
However, the eco-tourism industry has been growing in recent times, with the support of the Congolese community. Far more valuable than oil is Congo-Brazzaville’s extraordinary natural riches.
These include the world’s second-largest rainforest, herds of rare forest elephants, the precious western lowland gorillas, a number of unique antelope and primate species, and a magnificent range of vegetation. The preservation of these resources is essential to the survival of the local communities, ecosystems, and the world at large. Congo-Brazzaville has, therefore, become a focal point of conservation efforts.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo is a remote and vast tract of the globally-important Congo Basin rainforest. With the largest concentration of western lowland gorillas in Africa, a high density of forest elephants, plus chimpanzees (rarely seen) and other primates, predators such as spotted hyenas and several, in fact over 100 mammal species, and rich bird wildlife, this is a hugely special forest reserve.