It appears that your web browser does not support JavaScript, or you have temporarily disabled scripting. The Explore website requires JavaScript enabled to operate correctly.

Find a tour

Where would you like to go?
What type of tour do you like?
When would you like to go?
More search options
549 Matching trips
Site Search

Brochures

Our latest  brochures are available now, with over 600 adventures for you to choose from.

Gift Vouchers

Send gift vouchers and create fantastic memories with over 600 tours & experiences to choose from. The perfect gift idea for any occasion.

E-newsletter

Be the first to hear about great new tours, competitions, special offers and unique departures.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: Red-stars

Total number of reviews: 1,843

Brazzaville Tours

 

 

Set on the banks of the Congo River, Brazzaville is the Republic of Congo’s capital city. To avoid confusion with its similarly named and larger neighbour (the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the Republic of Congo is sometimes referred to as Congo-Brazzaville (as opposed to Congo-Kinshasa). Congo-Kinshasa has its capital city (Kinshasa) on the opposite bank of the Congo River; so close are the two capitals that the residents can see each other across the water. However, neighbourly visits require a journey by boat as there is no road bridge between the cities.

Brazzaville was founded in 1880 on the site of a small village by the Franco-Italian explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza who signed a treaty of protection with a local chief. Today, this important ferry port is home to just over a third of Congo-Brazzaville’s population. Rubber, wood and agricultural products are the main trading commodities; on the busy waterfront, traders haggle over prices and organise the onward transportation of goods to the seaport at Pointe Noire.

Congo-Brazzaville’s French colonial past is still evident today; French is the national language and there are several large buildings which were constructed under colonial rule. Parts of the city still have a French feel about them with tree-lined boulevards and buildings which date back to French colonial times. Two of the most notable are St Anne’s Basilica (a large Catholic church) and the impressive Palace of the People.

 

Tours visiting Brazzaville

Browse tours

0 Matching tours GO

Activities in Brazzaville

Other Places of Interest