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Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo. Sat calmly on the opposite river bank to the DRC’s, it is quite different to crazy urban metropolis Kinshasa. It is relatively well organized and can be easily explored on foot. It’s almost all the major sites of interest are within moderately easy walking distance to each other. Once referred as the “Paris of Africa” the city has an elegant French colonial charm which was badly damaged in the civil war. So pack your bags now and book flights to Brazzaville which has a lot of charm and character which makes it a surprisingly pleasant place to visit.
Most of the visitors are short on time at Brazzaville so here are some major attractions that you just can’t afford to miss. Start your trip with a visit to St. Anne’s Basilica which is instantly recognisable because of the green roof. The tiles are shaped like snake scales and are believed to ward off any evil spirits from the church. Today the basilica is the seat of the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Brazzaville. Then visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral which is Central Africa’s existing cathedral is the resting place of Emile Biayenda following his murder. It is quite famous for its traditional colonial style exterior remains well-preserved. Do enjoy a visit to the Nabemba Tower which is the tallest building in the city which is 106 meters in height and one can easily spot this skyscraper because of its distinctive conclave cylindrical shape. Lies on the banks of the Congo River it is one of the 10 most beautiful building in Africa 2016.
If you love shopping the Poto-Poto Market is just the perfect place for you. You can even book a trip from your hotel or get a taxi. The unpaved backstreets are lined with various stands selling colourful fabrics, local crafts and pottery. You can also head to Quenze and Moungali markets to absorb the cultural experience of the city. If you really want to enjoy the street culture of the city then visit the Les Sapeurs which was the former French colony. Clad in vintage hats, crocodile shoes and designer suits surely surprise its visitors. Head to the Rapid hotel the beaches of cataracts or the Site Touristique Les Rapides to enjoy the breathtaking views of Djoue Rapides of the Congo River. If you don’t want to miss all these fantastic sites and much more just grab best deals on flights to Brazzaville and enjoy a fabulous holiday trip.
There are several airlines connecting Brazzaville to the United Kingdom the prominent among them are Air France, Rwand Air, Ethiopian Airlines, London Heathrow has 14 flights to Maya Maya Brazzaville per weak whereas Gatwick has 16 flights to May Maya per week. There is no direct flight from London to Brazzaville and there are more than 30 flights from London to Brazzaville flown over by these three airlines.
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