44 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

44 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Richmond
Fly:  28 h
Pointe Noire
— 20 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
— 21 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Richmond

Pointe Noire

Pointe Noire ©
The second largest city of Congo, coastal Pointe-Noire has rapidly grown into a metropolitan area in past decades, rising to become the main commercial center of the country.
Pointe Noire is known for beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cote Sauvage, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, get outside with Gorges of Diosso, and explore the galleries of Ma-Loango Regional Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pointe Noire trip planner.

Richmond, USA to Pointe Noire is an approximately 28- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Richmond in August, you will find days in Pointe Noire are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

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Gorges of Diosso ©
Gorges of Diosso
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Ma-Loango Regional Museum ©
Ma-Loango Regional Museum


Brazzaville ©
Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
Step out of Brazzaville with an excursion to Loufoulakari Falls in Pool Department--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini, browse the exhibits of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville, and admire all the interesting features of Basilique St. Anne.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brazzaville travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pointe Noire in August, you will find days in Brazzaville are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Brazzaville

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Side Trip

Loufoulakari Falls
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Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque