Visit the Republic of Congo deep in the heart of Africa, an enigmatic destination steeped in literature and legend, and a land of profound contrasts. The landscape is marked by sprawling rainforests, plateaus merging into savannah and mountainous terraces, all punctuated by the mighty Congo River, one of the world's longest waterways.

Why travel to the Congo

This lush region is rich in biodiversity, home to numerous species unseen elsewhere, from bonobos to okapis, alongside abundant native flora. A journey into Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, reveals the spectacular massifs of Rwenzori and Virunga Mountains, which contain the two most active volcanoes in all Africa.

Ripe for thrilling excursions both on water and on land, it’s possible to trek to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano that boasts the largest lava lake in the world, or cruise along the Congo River, in search of elusive creatures and gorgeous vistas, all to the tune of glorious birdsong on our bespoke Congo holidays.

The heritage of the Congo is rooted in its people. The locals, known as Congolese, are as diverse as the ecosystem surrounding them, with a multitude of tribes each sporting distinct languages, cultures and traditions. Their resilience is a testament to their history, having weathered waves of political instability and economic strife. A mention must also go to the sapeurs, dapper fashionistas who parade the streets of Brazzaville and Kinshasa, exploring self-expression through fashion, style and art.
A living tapestry of nature and culture, interwoven with threads of historical complexity and tenacious human spirit, the Congo offers unique potential for anyone looking for more from their tailor-made safari.

Congolese Franc




GMT +01:00




June - August


Hello! – Bonjour!
Nice to meet you! – Enchanté(e)!
Yes please / No thanks – Oui, s’il vous plaît / non, merci
My name is… – Je m’appelle…
How are you? - Comment allez-vous?
You’re welcome - De rien


24°C on average


27°C on average


Inspirational trip ideas

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Ideal Length: 10 days

Pioneering Safaris: The Wild and Remote Congo

Walk in the footsteps of the great explorers and alongside endangered animals for a perspective-altering safari in the Congo Basin, one of the world’s last intact ecosystems.

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We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Republic of Congo

Did you know?

The Republic of Congo is home to the world’s second-largest rainforest, the Congo Basin rainforest. This rainforest is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including gorillas, chimpanzees, okapis, and elephants.


The official language of the Republic of Congo is French, but there are over 200 other languages spoken in the country.

Our Destination Expert’s top tip

Check Air France for your international flights as they operate daily flights between Paris and Brazzaville making the country easily accessible if you are coming from UK, US or elsewhere.

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Where to stay

Best hotels in the Congo

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Republic of Congo hotels.

Kozala Zamba (Bill Bensley)

Coming Soon - Renowned designer Bill Bensley has turned his magic touch to Congo with the launch of Kozala Zamba.

Set within a biologically diverse rainforest, this immersive hotel invites guests to connect deeply with nature while enjoying hospitality of the highest order. From next-level wildlife encounters to exquisite design inspired by local culture, this lodge is the ultimate gateway to an enchanting Congolese journey.


Lango Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Lango camp is set on the edge of the forest on the outskirts of the Lango Bai with access to the savannah as well as the Lekoli and Mambili rivers.

The camp has been carefully constructed to leave as light a footprint as possible in this remote and delicate forest environment. There are just 6 tents raised 4 metres above the ground. Inspiration for their design came from the local Pygmy tribes' housing. Spend your days tracking forest elephants, spotting exotic birds and cruising the river at sunset. When night falls, retreat to your eco-friendly, uniquely designed suite and let the sounds of the jungle lull you to sleep.


Mboko Camp

At the confluence of savanna, forest, and river, Mboko Lodge offers an exclusive vantage point to witness the captivating Congolese ecosystem. Here, the wilderness unfolds before you, as hyenas roam the grasslands and playful monkeys frolic in the trees.

Located in the southern reaches of Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo, serves as a gateway to remarkable explorations. Nearby waterways promise enchanting beauty and rare wildlife encounters, making each day a thrilling adventure. Designed for both comfort and contemplation, Mboko's six chalets line the Likeni River, each offering screened-in porches nestled under trees or verandas serenaded by the soothing water. The camp features works by local artisans, mosquito-netted beds, writing desks, and cosy seating. En-suite bathrooms provide flush toilets and hot showers. A grand pavilion serves as the social heart of the lodge. It boasts an open deck with a fire pit, a charming shop, a well-stocked bar, and numerous inviting lounging spaces. Culinary delights take centre stage at a one-of-a-kind dining table hewn from a slab of petrified wood, providing a sumptuous setting for your meals.


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Everything worked brilliantly from when I first shared our plans to the flight home. The arrangements to get us to the wedding were excellent and our drivers in Nairobi were helpful, courteous and a pleasure to travel with. Samburu was fantastic and a great recommendation. Hopefully one day there will be the possibility of travelling again.

What our clients say

The attention to detail , having our own safari vehicle, the professional way the guides, butlers and general management of our four destinations planned and cared for us was wonderful.

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