Republic Congo Safari
Perched on the equator in Central Africa lies the Republic Congo, lso knows as Congo-Brazzaville, not to be confused with the much larger neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here lies a world like no other, where all the beauty of Africa meets to create a unique landscape that is home to a stunning range of flora and fauna.
Until gaining its independence in August 1960, Congo-Brazzaville was under French colonial rule, the evidence of which still lingers in some of its architecture. The country is rich in oil, which has long been its primary source of industry and revenue.
However, the eco-tourism industry has been growing in recent times, with the support of the Congolese community. Far more valuable than oil is Congo-Brazzaville’s extraordinary natural riches.
These include the world’s second largest rainforest, herds of rare forest elephants, the precious western lowland gorillas, a number of unique antelope and primate species, and a magnificent range of vegetation. The preservation of these resources is essential to the survival of the local communities, ecosystems and the world at large. Congo-Brazzaville has, therefore, become a focal point of conservation efforts.