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Congo Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Congo
Climate Chart for Brazzaville, Congo

The Congo has a tropical climate with constantly high temperatures and humidity, particularly astride the Equator.

The rainy season is from October to May with the month of December being fairly dry. The dry season June to October.

The northern part of the country has equatorial rainforest with an average annual rainfall of 1100 mm.

Temperatures average between 21°C and 27°C.

Visa are required by all nationals except those of France and can be obtain from neighbouring countries but these are expensive. Best obtained from your home country if possible.

Listing of Congo Tourist offices, Consulates or Embassies located around the world

Official Currency:    1 CFA (Central African Franc)=100 centimes
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Very few places accept credit cards.

Air

International Flights
Sabena Airlines

Domestic Flights
Congo Airlines has regular services are available from Brazzaville to Pointe-Noire, stopping in Loubomo and Ouesso.

River

From Brazzaville there are several steamers and barges running up the Congo and Ubangi Rivers - this can be an exhilarating experience and a fun way to get around if you've time.

Railways / Train Services

The main line runs from Brazzaville to Point-Noire via Loubomo, and from Loubomo north to Mbinda. The service runs three times a day.

Bus

Taxis and minibuses are probably the best way to get around and they link most main cities.

Road

Driving is carried out on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is required. The majority of roads are not sealed thereby making them often impassable during the rains. There are several car hire firms located in Brazzaville.

1st January - New Years' Day
6th March - Tree Day
1st May - Labour Day
15th August - National Day
1st November - All Saint's Day
25th December - Christmas Day
Moveable holidays include: Good Friday and Easter Monday

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used is: "Type C, E & F"

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