Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Brazzaville, Congo, Central Africa, Africa

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Brazzaville, Congo, Central Africa, Africa

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Central African country, the Republic of the Congo, located on the River Congo, which detaches Brazzaville from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between 4°16′04″ S latitude and 15°17′31″ E longitude. Brazzaville houses around one third of the total population of the country and is home to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa.

Covering an area of 263.9 sq. km, Brazzaville is located around 320 meters above sea level and experiences a tropical wet and dry climate with wet season from October to May and its dry season covers the rest of the year.


History of Brazzaville:

The Italo-French explorer, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza was the founder of Brazzaville, founded on the location of Nkuna village on 10 September 1880, so, the city was named after him. The city was in the control of the French from the late 19th century until Congo becoming an independent country in 1960, between this, Brazzaville served as the capital of many French colonies including the French Congo and French Equatorial Africa.


How to reach Brazzaville?

Brazzaville hosts the most important airport of the country, Maya-Maya Airport, situated 6 km away from the heart of the city. Including Paris, Douala, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dubai, the airport covers all the important African cities.

Buses are the major transportation options within the city and to reach nearby cities. For airport travel and sightseeing, the city houses many travel agencies that arrange vehicles on day or week basis.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Brazzaville:

Brazzaville is the cultural capital of Brazzaville, housing people belonging to the different ethnic groups. The city also houses the National Museum of Cong, which covers the complete culture and history of the Brazzaville and Congo.

The market at Poto Poto is the most famous shopping centre in Brazzaville. Some nice food corners in Brazzaville include:

  • Sympathic
  • Le jardin des saveurs
  • Mami Watta
  • Filo Tempo


Things to do in Brazzaville:

  • Golfing
  • Playing tennis
  • City tours


Places to see in Brazzaville:


Brazzaville Zoo:

One of the highlights of the city, the Brazzaville Zoo is home to a wide range of animal species including deers, bongos, foxes, crocodiles and chimpanzees. The zoo was established in 1944.


Nabemba Tower :

Also called Elf Tower, the Nabemba Tower is a landmark structure, holding a status of the tallest manmade structure in the Republic of the Congo with a height of 106 meters and 30 floors. This office skyscraper got its name from the highest mountain in Congo, Mont Nabemba.


Basilique Sainte-Anne of the Congo:

A symbolic structure, the Basilique Sainte-Anne of the Congo is considered as the world’s one of the most attractive contemporary churches. It was constructed in 1949 by Roger Erell.


Palais du Peuple:

The Palais du Peuple is the presidential palace of Congo, constructed in the year 1901 during the French rule. It is also one of the top tourist attractions of the country, known for colonial architecture.


Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur:

Built by Mr. Augouard, the Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur is the Catholic church in Brazzaville and also popular for offering stunning views of downtown Poto Poto and the DRC capital, Kinshasa, other than its grand construction and holiness.


List of other places of interest in Brazzaville includes:

  • Les Rapides in Djoué
  • L’Ecole de Peinture de Poto Poto
  • Le Palais du Peuple
  • Le Palais des Congrès
  • Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza Memorial.
  • Markets of Moungali and Bacongo
  • Marien Ngouabi Mausoleum
  • Reserve de Lesio Louna
  • National Museum of Congo
  • Temple Mosque
  • Charles de Gaulle House
  • Brazzaville Golf Club


Best time to visit Brazzaville:

The best time to visit Brazzaville depends on visitors’ interest, though, the most popular time is from Brazzaville is from June to September.


Accommodation options in Brazzaville:

Being the capital of the country, Brazzaville possesses all sorts of modernized hotels including budget and star rated hotels with a variety of latest amenities including spa and sauna. Some top end tourist favor hotels in Brazzaville are as follows:

  • Hotel Brazzaville Beach
  • Villa Lys Hotel
  • Hotel Saphir
  • Hotel Residence Saint Jacques
  • Villa Monama
  • Mikhael’s Hotel
  • Ledger Plaza Maya
  • Hotel Olympic Palace
  • Hotel Imongui Palace
  • Hotel Hippocampe
  • L’hotel Potal
  • Hotel Verda Politain
  • Hotel Africa
  • Leon Hotel
  • Les Bougainvillees

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