Among travel destinations in Africa, Republic of the Congo is a unique country to visit. It is more pristine and extraordinary than many places you have known. From lush forest to distinctive local culture, there are so many places to visit in Congo. These are just some of the best : Congo River The reason why you should see Congo river comes not only from the fact that it is world’s deepest river but also its diversity both underwater and off shore. The river is home to over 700 fish species, many types of crocodiles and eye-catching, lush forest Loufoulakari Falls Loufoulakari Falls is simply the most visited site in the country. Located about 80km from the capital city, Loufoulakari is very wild, contributing its water to Congo River and Loufoulakari River. It is advisable to explore the falls on a guided tour. The Odzala National Park The Odzala-Kokoua National Park is in the northwest of the Republic of Congo, and is one of the most amazing protected wilderness areas in the world. The park was founded in 1935 and remains one of the most important strongholds for forest elephants and western gorilla conservation in Central Africa. Pointe Noire Pointe Noire is one of the towns within the Republic of the Congo and it has quite a number of places to explore. It is the second biggest place after Brazzaville and it is a commercial area. Pointe Noire has a railway station that is the city’s landmark and the fishing industry is very common in this area which means that Pointe Noire has nice lakes and some beach resorts too. As for its hills, Pointe Noire which means Black Point has short plateaus that can be sightseen as well. Lake Kivu Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes, The world’s tenth-largest inland island, Idjwi, lies in Lake Kivu, as does the tiny island of Tshegera, which also lies within the boundaries of Virunga National Park. Lake Kivu has recently been found to contain approximately 55 billion cubic metres of dissolved methane gas at a depth of 300 metres Basilique Sainte-Anne-du-Congo de Brazzaville One of the places to visit in Republic of the Congo is the Basilique Sainte-Anne-du-Congo de Brazzaville. This is the topmost tourist attraction in the capital city of Brazzaville because it is a place of worship. It doesn’t mean that since it is a Roman Catholic basilica, Muslims are not welcome. Every person from all walks and religion are invited to enter the Basilique Sainte-Anne-du-Congo de Brazzaville. The church was established in 1943 and was designed by architect Roger Erell. It is the most beautiful man-made structure in the country. Lake Tele They call this lake “in the middle of nowhere” and this is true. You have to pass by a lush forest and walk a bit in order to reach this breathtaking lake. It is a swampy walk all throughout. If you are not fit enough to endure the walking and trekking challenge, it is best to stay at your hotel. But if you are learned on life of the jungle, just proceed with caution. Gorillas, chimpanzees and a whole lot of wild animals live within it. Some tourists enjoy the lake from above and don’t bother walking all the way. And yes, you might see the monster of Lake Tele, if you are lucky. Recommendation A2A Safaris is a dynamic tour operator who offers wide range of tours and excursion in the country. Contact them for some of the best travel experiences in Congo.