Congo-Brazzaville is a small Central African country. About half of Congo’s inhabitants identify with the Kongo peoples, whose major subgroups include the Sundi, Kongo, Lali, Kougni, Bembe, Kamba, Dondo, Vili, and Yombe. Meet captivating escorts in Congo-Brazzaville today on Exotic Africa.More Less
The Republic of Congo (French: République du Congo), also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic, West Congo,or simply the Congo, is a small Central African country. It is bordered by five countries, one of which is the Democratic Republic of Congo situated to the east of Congo-Brazzaville.
Congo-Brazzaville was formerly colonized by the French and french influence remains to date in the country. French is the official language of Congo-Brazzaville.
The name ‘Congo’ stems from the Bakongo, a Bantu tribe that populates both countries; Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa. In Brazzaville the currency is known as the Central African C.F.A.
How to get to Congo-Brazzaville
Maya–Maya Airport is the international airport of Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo. The airport is the largest airport in Congo and its international code (IATA code) is BZV. Totally modernized and enlarged between 2010 and 2015, it is now one of the most modern airports on the continent.
Sitting on the opposite sides of the River Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, normally fondly referred to as DR Congo, better still Congo-Kinshasa and the Republic of Congo, whose commercial capital, Pointe Noire borders the South Atlantic Ocean have been separated with no means of connection despite sharing a heritage and a country.
Not anymore, a grand project is already in motion to connect the two. The two countries’ respective capitals are set to be connected for the first time with a multi-purpose bridge, estimated to cost $550 million. Once complete, the project which includes a toll bridge, a railway track, a road and a sidewalk, will provide alternative transportation means which is currently restricted to boats or planes.
The bridge which will span a 1,575-meter route is expected to give birth to special economic zones between the two neighbours.
Things to do in Congo-Brazzaville
There are a number of beautiful national parks including Reserve de Lesio Louna, Côte Sauvage in Pointe Noire, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, and Loufoulakari Falls in Congo-Brazzaville.
All these spots are perfect for hiking trails, boat rides, or relaxing days by the beach. Several varieties of monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants, Okapis, wild boars, and buffaloes live in the forests. Wildlife in the savanna regions includes antelopes, jackals, wild dogs, hyenas, and cheetahs. On the plateaus, rhinoceroses and giraffes are numerous, but lions are scarce. Birdlife includes predatory eagles, hawks, and owls, scavenging vultures, and wading herons.
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