1. World Map /
  2. Africa/
  3. Congo/
  4. Congo Travel Info.

Travel to Congo

Congo's Information

Flag of Congo
Land Area 341,500 km2
Water Area 500 km2
Total Area 342,000km2 (#63)
Population 4,852,412 (#124)
Population Density 14.21/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $30.27 Billion
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities

See Also

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
The Republic of the Congo is a developing country in central Africa, with limited tourism facilities.

Many national governments strongly recommend no travel to the Pool region and to avoid non-essential travel to other areas except for the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, where a high degree of caution should be exercised.

The Congo's main attractions are its tropical rainforest, and the amazing variety of animals including chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, elephants, hippopotamus, leopards.

Points of interest for any visitor to the Congo include the coastal beaches near Pointe-Noire, cruising the Congo River and Odzala National Park.


  • Calling Code: 242
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Congo's climate is tropical and wet.

    There are two rainy seasons: March to May and the second between September and December.

    The best time to visit is during the dry seasons: January, February, June, July or August. July is the most popular month as the weather is cool and dry and animals are more visible.



  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Congo Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

Trending on WorldAtlas

Countries of Africa