Brazzaville

Etymology

The capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. As of the 2007 census, it had a population of 1.37 million. The projection of the CNSEE (national statistics centre) shows an increase to 1.7 million by 2015, but the projection was made before 2007 and based on a lower estimate of the population (1.26 million) than recorded in the census. The United Nations Population Division estimate for 2014 is 1.83 million. The populous city of Kinshasa (more than 10 million inhabitants in 2014), capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies across the Congo River from Brazzaville. Together with Kinshasa, the combined conurbation of Kinshasa-Brazzaville has thus about 12 million inhabitants (although significant political and infrastructure challenges prevent the two cities from functioning with any meaningful connection). Over a third of the population of the Republic of Congo lives in the capital, and it is home to 40% of non-agricultural employment. It is also a financial and administrative capital. [wikipedia]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Caprice Lounge – Bar in Maya-Maya, Brazzaville, Congo. [facebook]

Koliy’Art Kafé – Bar in Maya-Maya, Brazzaville, Congo. [facebook]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Afro Romance – Brazzaville has plenty of White women to choose from, you just need to know where to look! AfroRomance is here to help. These days everything seems to be going digital, and the same is true for dating. Whether you’re a little nervous about testing out the waters of online dating for the first time, or you’ve created hundreds of accounts with other companies and haven’t found the right one, AfroRomance is for you. [afro romance]

Badoo – At Badoo we believe there is someone for everyone. We have become the largest social discovery network in the world because we have created the best tools to connect people. [badoo]

Mingle2 – Why pay for online dating? At Mingle2, you can meet, chat, and date attractive, fun-loving singles in Brazzavillecongo for FREE. Claim your free account in 30 seconds, upload a photo, and start finding singles in Brazzavillecongo today. Visit Mingle2.com to get in on the action. [mingle2]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

A2A Safaris – A safari in the Congo presents a rare opportunity for the modern traveller – the privilege and thrill of observing one of our closest relatives in the wild and exploring a thriving rainforest ecosystem, both of which create an aura of adventure and discovery. [a2a safaris]

Africa Tour Operators – Congo lies on the opposite site of the Congo River, often mistaken for the famous Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It can also be referred to as Congo Brazzaville for easy distinction form its neighbor. Congo is bordered by DR Congo the west, Angola to the south, Cameroon to the east and Central African Republic to the north. The Atlantic Ocean shares the Congo border on the South west. [africa tour operators]

Congo Travel and Tours – The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville or simply the RoC, is a central African country home to the second largest rainforest in the world, and habitat for some of rarest animal and plant life on the planet. Congo Travel and Tours expeditions offer select experiences that highlight the beauty and wonder of this amazing country and captivating region. [congo travel and tours]

Pure Travel – Artistic carving, folk songs, and traditional and modern dance, play an important part in Congolese culture. Most of the population lives in the south of the country, and tradition is very important. The capital city is Brazzaville on the west side of Malebo Pool on the Congo River. It is a relaxed city with plenty to see including the Basilique of Sainte Anne, the Temple Mosques, the always lively and happening Oluendze and Moungali market, the Marche Total market, the Municipal Gardens, de Gaulle house and the National Museum. [pure travel]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Discover the Basilica of St. Anne – The basilica and its green roof changing colors during the day depending on the lighting. Architecture lovers will be pleased. The Basilica is located in the city center of Brazzaville and Poto -Poto, a bustling area of ​​the city. [visiter l afrique]

National museum of Congo – This is the ideal place to know the country’s history in order to better understand it. This space is dedicated to the preservation of the Congolese cultural and artistic heritage. You will find not only art and crafts, ritual objects, but also all the objects, documents and websites mentioning the entire life of the Congolese societies of the past. [visiter l afrique]

Odzala-Kokoua National Park – It is the largest animal park in Congo: elephants, lions, monkeys, antelopes , buffaloes,  or almost all species are present. At the park, there is the Lékoli-Pandaka wildlife reserve and Mboko domain. Access to the park is a bit complicated because the road is not completely paved, however you can get there by plane from Brazzaville, it takes about 2 hours. [visiter l afrique]

Surf in Pointe Noire – Pointe-Noire is a paradise for surfers and bodyboard enthusiasts but beware some days the sea can be dangerous. The most popular beaches of the city for this activity are: Pointe Kunda, Cote Sauvage and if you have the motivation to go 45 minutes out of town, go surf the waves of M’Vassa. [visiter l afrique]

Festivals

Festivals

Pan African Music Festival (FESPAM) – FESPAM is the dream of the founding fathers of independent Africa who wanted to see the continent appear alongside many others and play a key role. Culture had been selected as a weapon that Africa could wield to be heard in the inner circle of the world’s nations. [afro tourism]

Public Transit

Public Transit

Commuter taxis (Minibuses) – The taxis offer transport services within the city and they are painted with a green body and white top. [fortune of africa]

Ferry – Brazzaville is linked by ferry to Kinshasa (4 km) the capital of DR Congo on River Congo. There are a number of both passenger and VIP ferries connecting Brazzaville to Kinshasa. [fortune of africa]

Railway – The major Congo-Ocean Railway line runs for about 320 miles (520 km) from Brazzaville west through Nkayi and Loubomo to Pointe-Noire. [fortune of africa]

Shared taxis – There are also collective taxis that serve certain routes. [fortune of africa]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Brazzaville WordPress Meetup – We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress — join us! [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Living in Congo Brazzaville – The Republic of Congo, also known as Congo Brazzaville, is very distinct from its eastern neighbor. It is an urban country, with modern infrastructure and establishments; drawing attention from expats around the world. Here is some useful information to help you prepare for your trip. [expat woman]

Your Expat Community in Brazzaville – Mbote na nge and welcome to the expat community in Brazzaville! If you are considering making the move to Brazzaville or have already made the leap, join InterNations and discover the no.1 social network for expats in Brazzaville and around the world! As with any life-changing move, you probably have a number of questions you would like to know the answers to. [internations]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

Resources

Resources

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