Eating Out

As you might expect in a former French colony (and a city which actually played host to the Free French government during WW2 – de Gaulle’s house can also still be seen) the food in Brazzaville is excellent.

Think classic French cuisine viewed through a Congolese lens. You can eat ‘high’ or ‘low’ depending on your tastes and budget, from classy French joints with exquisite wine lists to tasty snacks from street stalls.

In between are some of our favourite eating establishments: La Mandarine café for the best pastries and ice cream in town, and the chance to rub shoulders with Brazzaville’s movers and shakers; several Indian, Chinese and even Moroccan restaurants for those of you looking for spicier options; and the ever-popular Mami Wata where you can enjoy a pizza and the view of the lights of Kinshasa (when they’re on) from the riverside terrace.

Brazzaville is probably also where you’ll encounter Ngok beer and Congolese chili sauce for the first time – the two extremes of temperature that neatly bookend your Brazzaville experience.

A visit to Congo is all about exploration, and time spent in Brazzaville is no exception. To spend time in a distinctly African ‘concrete jungle’ with fabulous French flair on your way to the rainforests and gorillas, contact us today to begin your journey of discovery in Congo.

Now that we’ve centralised our reservations office in Cape Town, we’re able to offer you an even better service. Take advantage of our latest 7-night itinerary offer, with packages from just US$6,500 per person sharing including 7 nights’ accommodation between the three camps (Lango, Ngaga and Mboko), guided safari activities (2 gorilla treks, kayaking and walking), park fees and return flights from Brazzaville to Odzala.

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Our Odzala Reservations Manager Danelle is standing by to help make your Congo dreams a reality.
You can reach her on +21 21 876 2153 or by email at

If you’ll be in Cape Town for We Are Africa (1-4 May 2017, Cape Town Stadium) we’d love to meet you. Paul Telfer, Managing Director of Congo Conservation Company, will be there to answer all your Odzala questions.