Brazzaville, with its population of 1.5 million, has always been the quieter (and safer) companion of its sister city, Kinshasa, across from which it sits on the banks of the Congo River. With its modernist architecture, riverside views, and wide array of internationally influenced restaurants, Brazzaville is the ideal stopover during your exploration of the Congo’s wilds.
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Brazzaville is home to Maya-Maya Airport (BZV), located within the city only a few minutes’ drive from its centre.
Popular flights to Brazzaville
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Why visit Brazzaville
Sample an indulgent range of local and international cuisines at the city’s many eateries.
Despite the relatively small size of the population, a wide variety of clubs, pubs and hangouts ensure the city is always alive at night.
The Great Outdoors
Take the opportunity to soak up the African sundown by the shores of the river, or on the grounds of one of the local tennis courts.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Republic of Congo
Central African Franc
Canadian Airways Congo
Type C, E, F
Best time to visit Brazzaville
Like so many cities in the region, Brazzaville boasts relatively consistently warm temperatures throughout the year, rarely dropping below 20˚C even at their coldest, and often hovering around 30˚C.
In short, no matter when you visit, you’ll probably have to be prepared to weather out some heat. However, the months of June to September generally stand out as having not only the coolest temperatures (though admittedly not by much), but also the lowest rainfall. It’s the best time to visit weather-wise, especially since the Congo experience is a largely outdoorsy one; but you’ll also have to deal with heavier crowds of tourists and higher accommodation rates.
By contrast, November to February, despite temperatures bouncing between 20˚C and 30˚C, boasts the highest levels of rainfall. It’s the time to come if you want to best avoid the crowds and get the best deals on accommodation, but you’d better not forget that raincoat.
Weather & Climate in Brazzaville
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month
Rainfall (mm) 93
Perched upon the banks of the Congo River, directly across from its far more densely crowded sister capital, Kinshasa of the DRC, is a prime choice for a quiet stopover in your explorations of the lush and breath-taking wilds of central Africa. Absorb the complex history reflected in the young city’s unique blend of modernist and colonial architecture, and in its memorial to its founder, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza; wander the banks of the flowing river; or indulge yourself in dishes from across the globe at the city’s many eateries.
As you follow in the footsteps of de Brazza and explore the wonders of Africa, Brazzaville will surely be one discovery that you’ll remember.
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The Republic of Congo is a yellow fever zone, and the Centres for Disease Control strongly recommends yellow fever vaccination for anyone planning entry into the country. They also recommend they ensure that all of their routine vaccinations are up to date and that they receive vaccination against Hepatitis A and typhoid, both of which can be spread via contaminated food and water.
Despite its generally quiet nature, incidents of crime, petty and otherwise, have been known to occur in Brazzaville. Visitors are asked to practice common sense in their conduct and not leave their belongings unattended or wander the streets late at night.
Brazzaville boasts an extensive choice of hotels and guesthouses of varying degrees of affordability and luxury, with prices varying everywhere from under 33,000 to over 145,000 CFA Franc.
Like many urban centres in Africa, Brazzaville sports a sizable fleet of minibus taxis (usually painted green and white), which generally stand out as the most widely available and affordable form of transport in the city. More individual taxis are also available.
Those who wish to trek beyond the city and deeper into the Republic of Congo, have access to the Congo-Ocean Railway Line running through the city, as well as a number of privately-owned buses; while those wishing to take a trip over the river to visit Brazzaville’s sister, Kinshasa, may make use of the local ferry service.
Main attractions in Brazzaville
Marché du Plateau Craft Market
Poto Poto Market
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