CONGO TIMES TWO
Not everyone is aware of the fact that there are two countries in Africa with almost the same name: two Congos! Curious, but true: two countries with nearly the same name, directly next to one another on the map and separated by a mighty river that shares their name. Similar as they sound, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo – also called Congo-Brazzaville – are in fact quite different.
WHILE IN BRAZZAVILLE
There is so much to see whilst in Brazzaville. It is an extremely colourful city, with a lot of history and a unique architectural style. Here is a list of just a few of the sights you can take in during your stay:
- Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré – The monument of Brazzaville that has the greatest architectural interest.
- National Museum of Congo – Founded in 1965, the Musée National du Congo features a collection of Congolese art and historical artifacts.
- Poto-Poto Painting School – The Ecole de Peinture de Poto-Poto is a renowned artistic centre which has produced numerous artists with a distinctive visual style.
Many people are caught in the “Congo-trap” and confuse the two Congos. Or they think that it’s simply not that important. But it is! Congo-Brazzaville is a green treasure of pure nature. The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rainforest in the world and is where Odzala is located. Odzala-Kokoua National Park helps protect one of the most beautiful and intact rainforests on our planet. More than 500 different wildlife species are at home here, in addition to thousands of plants. Of course Odzala also helps safeguard the very air that we breathe, and plays a role in ensuring the survival of life on earth.
ODZALA – SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS!
Now that you know there are two Congos, spread the good news on everything Congo-Brazzaville has to offer including Odzala-Kokoua National Park and Odzala Discovery Camps.