Best places to visit in Republic of Congo or Brazzaville
Best places to visit in Republic of Congo or BrazzavillePerched 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. Here 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 less-visited country is home to several protected areas home to some of the most significant wildlife areas in Central Africa some of the national parks include Odzala kokoua national park most visited home to western lowland gorillas and other less-visited areas like Conkouati-Douli national park, Ntokoua-Pikounda national park, Ougoue lekiti national park, and Nouabale-Ndoki national park.
Besides the national parks, the country is also a vibrant cultural destination and the city of Brazzaville is worth exploring while on a safari to the Republic of Congo Brazzaville is situated on the north bank of the Congo River below Malebo (Stanley) Pool, across from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and you can visit the Riverbanks for great Food and drinks. For Multi-Day trips clients can visit places like Lesio Louna Gorilla reserve The Lesio-Louna Reserve is found in the Republic of the Congo. It was established on 28 December 1993. This site is 440.00 km². Lesio Louna Reserve is located north of Brazzaville and is dedicated to the protection of Gorillas. By presidential decree in 1999, it received the status of a natural reserve. Lake Tele Lake Tele was formed in Pliocene alluvial sediments by an unknown geological process. It is elliptical, almost round, in shape, and is surrounded by the Likouala-aux-Herbes swamp forests which are gradually covering it.