Congo River excursions in Brazzaville

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Congo River excursions in Brazzaville

Congo River excursions in Brazzaville

The Congo River is one of the world’s largest rivers by volume and is less explored in central Africa, the River is bordered by both the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo or Brazzaville, those willing to undertake the expedition from Brazzaville will need to access the landing site at Mami Wata restaurant is a separate reception where people can hire a boat for cruises. The prices of the boats differ according to the kind you choose and how long you are going for however at Wilderness explorers Africa we arrange it all for you.

What to expect on the Cruise

With its abundance and variety of fish species, the Congo River is a popular fishing spot, and tourists traveling across will definitely spot a few fishermen. If heading north, a leisurely boat ride will go up until a little-known island called Ile Saiglont, or Sailor’s Island. This island is filled with shacks submerged in water. The shacks were built by fishermen as a resting spot out of the sun during their working hours. Alternatively, tourists can also head south to see the amazing rapids that feed into Inga Falls, the world’s largest waterfall. A view of the neighboring country across the river is a real spectacle, whether the boat is heading north or south.

When to go

The best time to travel to the Republic of Congo is during the long dry season from May to September, with July markedly the driest month, followed by June. The temperature also drops ever so slightly during these months. There is a shorter dry period in January and February.

What to pack for this Cruise

Depending on the boat you will be going we highly recommend bringing

  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Jacket
  • Cameras
  • Sunglasses
  • Drinking water
  • Binoculars
  • A Hat or a cap
Safety advice

We highly recommend wearing a life jacket on this cruise as the rapids can get extremely fast in some places.


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