A new infographic just published by RepublicOfTheCongo.org praises all the attractions of a visit to the Republic of Congo in Central Africa. Since Denis Sassou Nguesso came to power 30 years ago, the President has turn the nation and particularly the capital city, Brazzaville, into a safe, charming and pleasant tourist destination. LonelyPlanet.com calls the city… “Low-key and unassuming...Brazzaville has a lot of charm and many visitors claim that it's the most pleasant city in Central Africa.”
“Congo-Brazzaville,” named after famous Italian explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, has developed over the years into a notable, tourist-friendly destination known for its welcoming culture and rich history. Renovations of hotels, restaurants and historic buildings make the city a pleasant stopover to both Pointe Noire and the Congolese rain forests. Brazzaville is the perfect place for a low-key afternoon of vibrant culture and cuisine or a laid-back day on sun-soaked beaches. For the more adventurous, the city is also a good starting point for rainforest hikes or courageous African safaris.
Over 1/3 of the Republic of Congo’s 1,307,911 population lives in Brazzaville and the language is French, so you may want to bring along a dictionary. However, the city is home to 40% of non-agricultural employment and is often considered the financial and administrative capital of Central Africa, so banking and financial transactions should not pose a problem for the experienced traveler.
The Republic of Congo’s climate is tropical wet most of the year, from October to May, with late June to August being the dry season--when precipitation rarely occurs. You will want to make your travel and activity plans accordingly. See the infographic and RepublicOfTheCongo.org for a full list of things to do, people to see and places to go in one of Central Africa’s most popular tourist destinations.