Brazzaville Congo Travel
For too long, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been known as the heart of darkness. Bordering the Republic of Congo, the country is home to the world's largest population and Africa's second largest oil reserves.
It borders the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, the Central African Republic to the east and Cameroon to the north and north. Cameroon borders the Congo from the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo from the south and east and South Sudan from the west with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The small Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) is located on the west side of the Congo River. The country is also known as the "Republic of Congo" or "Colombian Republic," which is characterized by its capital Kinshasa and its main airport, the International Airport. On the eastern side, it is known as the "Congo of Brazaville," which distinguishes it from the other two countries, the Congo-Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In order to distinguish the two African countries that bear the Congo name, the Republic of Congo is called "Congo - Brazzaville" because of its proximity to the river, as opposed to Congo - Kinshasa.
Nevertheless, it is not to be confused with its better known neighbor, Congo - Kinshasa, which shares the region's natural beauty and is much easier for outsiders to navigate and explore. The Republic of Congo is often confused because it is the capital of the Democratic Republic, also known as "Congo - Brazzaville."
It is also known to be one of Africa's most urbanized countries and is more welcoming to visitors than the DRC, although tourism is not flourishing easily in the Congolese country. The main cities in R.O.C. are relatively easy to reach, and it is possible to take a ferry from Kinshasa to Brazzaville. You can also enter through the port of Gueckedou, the second largest city in Congo - the Congo.
The Republic of Congo has an international airport in Brazzaville, served by Sabena. There are also domestic flights from Kinshasa, with stops at Loubomo and Ouesso, via Point Noire, to Brazaville. There is also a train service to Point Noire, and steamships to and from Congo and Ubangi, connected to Kansa and Braizzavilles by the Congo - Congo - UbANGI rivers.
Please note that Canadian and Mexican postal checks are not accepted by the Embassy of the Republic of Congo in the USA under any circumstances. CTT (Congo Travel Tours) can arrange a tourist visa in 1 - 2 days, but we do not offer fast travel or expedited service.
A visa is required for entry and exit from the Republic of Congo and must be requested upon arrival. The Congolese visa issued at the port of entry to the Republic of Congo is subject to the same requirements as any other tourist visa in the United States. Make sure your passport is valid and the traveller has obtained a visa for Kinshasa, this is a non-negotiable condition.
The following countries can travel without a visa for up to 90 days: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The Republican visa for the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Canada is not issued to the Republic of Congo.
When travelling between Brazzaville and Kinshasa, Congolese nationals cannot enter the Republic of Congo from outside Brazzaville without a visa.
Whether you are visiting the urban cities of Brazzaville or Pointe Noire or exploring the uninhabited tropical jungle, it is important to have travel insurance to get travel assistance when you need it, wherever you are. If you are travelling to the Republic of Congo or any other African country, we recommend that you obtain travel insurance before you travel, as it covers the cost of your trip and the travel to and from your destination. When travelling to or from the Republic of Congo, it is also important that you have access to a travel agency you can rely on, such as a local travel agent. The country still has a lot to offer the hardy traveller, and appreciating everything Congo and Brazil can offer is as important as not letting minor inconveniences bother you.
If you are feeling adventurous, let us help you plan your Congo safari to the Democratic Republic of Congo or the Congo, or read our guide to the best travel times to and from the Congo here. You can also find Congo Republic Travel and tourist information on our website here and here in Brazzaville, as well as in the Republic of Congo.
If you are planning to travel to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Brazzaville, the second largest city in Congo, then you should check out this handy guide. The Congo River separates the Congo Valley in eastern Brazil from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. On the southern bank of the Congo, just above Brazzleavilles, lies Kansa (capital, Democratic Republic of Congo) on the northern bank, and Kitsha (west bank) and Mombasa (a city of about 1.5 million inhabitants) are separated from it by the Congolese River.