9 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

9 days in Republic of the Congo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  15 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
Pointe Noire
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Port Elizabeth


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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique St. Anne and Grand Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Charles de Gaulle House and Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville. Go for a jaunt from Brazzaville to Pool Department to see Loufoulakari Falls about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: explore the galleries of Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve Naturelle de Gorilles de Lesio-Louna-Lefini.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brazzaville online tour itinerary planner.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Brazzaville is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Port Elizabeth to Brazzaville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Elizabeth in April; daily highs in Brazzaville reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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

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.
Ma-Loango Regional Museum and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cote Sauvage and Gorges of Diosso.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pointe Noire trip planning app.

You can fly from Brazzaville to Pointe Noire in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pointe Noire are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

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