Cycle Guide Congo Republic

Also known as Congo Brazzaville, this country hosts gorilla’s inside the wild jungle landscapes.

Visa

Gabon, Libreville

iOverlander / OSM

  • 1 month, single entry, CFA 45.000
  • 2 months, single entry, CFA 70.000
  • 3 months, multiple entry, CFA 125.000
  • 6 months, multiple entry, CFA 250.000
Angola, Luanda

iOverlander / OSM

  • 15 days, single entry, 100 USD
  • 30 days, multiple entries, 150 USD
  • 90 days, multiple entries, 280 USD
Other

Quick facts

 

Language French, local languages 
Currency CFA (2019: €1 = CFA 655) 
Religion Islam, Christianity, Animism
Climate Tropical 
SIM card Airtel
GDP-rank #123 (of 192 countries)

Border crossings

Gabon
Angola

See & Do

d’Odzale National Park

Here you can spot elephants and gorillas in between an amazing area. 

Brazzaville

Visit the impressive capital at the Congo river.

Pointe-Noire

Enjoy fresh seafood at the coastal city.

Sleeping

Wild camping

Possible, but there are lots of people everywhere, so consider asking permission first.

Formal Camping

A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.

Ho(s)tels

Most cities have accommodation. Room with fan should be around 10.000 CFA, with AC a bit more. Expect bucket showers.

WS / CS

Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.

Other

Bike shops

Unknown, but the best chances are somewhere in Brazzaville.

Food & Drinks
  • Onroad: Omeltte+bread / Spaghetti (±1100CFA) 
  • Local food: Rice, fufu
  • Local drink: Palm wine
Safety

Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.

Routes
  • Dissandou to Cabinda border (gpx)

Video

Blog

#24 – Congo’s rough roads

I used to be afraid of thunder, and I thought that I grew over it, but last night that young boy inside me awakened again. The thunder here seems so much more intense, especially when you’re camping outside and the deed is happening within about 200 m. The rain that […]

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