If you’re in Congo on business or you just have a few days for visiting some of the attractions of this beautiful region, you should consider booking one of the short tours available. These tours are great for those who want to capture the essence of the Congolese culture and natural attractions but don’t have too much time on their hands. Here are a few ideas for your short breaks in Congo:
1. Brazzaville City and Tank Graveyard Tour
A tour of Brazzaville is a must during a visit to Congo. Brazzaville is the capital of the Republic of the Congo, and a touristic destination base for those who want to visit the nature reserves and all the attractions that this side of Congo has to offer. This tour includes a sightseeing tour of the city in a 4×4 vehicle, and stops to all the landmarks in Brazzaville. You will also get a chance to admire the Congo River and Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, situated on the other side of the river. A tour of the Tank Graveyard is also included, here tourists having a chance to see tanks and other war machines dating back to the Great African War.
2. Louna National Park Full Day Tour
A visit to Louna National Park implies an encounter with the beautiful wild mountain gorillas, Congo being home to the biggest population of this kind of gorillas. You will get a chance to drive into the wild tropical forest, admire absolutely heavenly sceneries and meet the gorillas. You can see them in their natural environment, as families, enjoying the sweet life. You will get a chance to visit an orphanage for gorillas and contribute to the well being of these amazing animals. This tour also includes a stop to the Tank Graveyard, one of the most visited attractions in Brazzaville.
3. Congo River Cruise
A cruise on the Congo River is definitely something you don’t want to miss if you get the chance to come here. Congo is the second largest river in the world, so you should experience its beauty and enjoy the chance of admiring the fabulous sceneries that can be found on both its shores. The cruise will be made in a pirogue, the traditional way for locals to cross the river. During this journey, you will be able to admire Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, plenty of villages and farms, and an overwhelming variety of flora and fauna. This cruise includes a lunch served either on board or at the riverside restaurant.
4. Kinshasa City Tour
Kinshasa is the third largest city in Africa and the second largest French-speaking city in the world. It is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and home to about 10 million people. It has many attractions and landmarks such as the National Parliament, Independence Square, Botanical Garden, National Institute and Museum etc. It’s situated face to face with Brazzaville, located on the northern shore of the Congo River. Gombe is the commercial and residential center and a great tourist attraction. Here you will find restaurants, hotels and embassies.
5. The Villages and Tribes of Congo
Discover the traditional Congolese lifestyle by visiting the jungle villages and tribes. You will get a chance to enter the magical tropical forest, the second largest rainforest in the world, and become a spectator to a great variety of plants and animals. The locals have lived around these parts for hundreds of years and their lifestyle is still unchanged and in harmony with nature. For this tour, the departure point is in Pointe-Noire, a port city and the second largest city in Congo-Brazzaville. This is the ideal base for short tours and cruises.
If you find these tours to be exactly what you need or you want to discover even more destinations for your short breaks to Congo, you should consider getting in touch with the main tour company in Congo, Congo Travel and Tours. They will be able to help you find the ideal tours for you and even help you with get your Congo visa and travel insurance.