Brazzaville, the national capital, is situated 240 miles (386 kilometers) east of Pointe-Noire.
Independent travelers can use Pointe-Noire as a launch pad for other adventures. The Republic of the Congo has numerous sights and attractions.
When the weather is begging you spend the day outdoors, why not take the chance to discover the Republic of the Congo's open-air markets?.
When the weather is fine, enjoy the Republic of the Congo's trademark waterways. Swimming and wind surfing are just two of the popular ways to get active here. If you prefer to go slow when you are on holiday, the Republic of the Congo has some great relaxing activities that will suit you perfectly, such as wildlife watching and shore fishing.
Learn about the different culinary traditions in the Republic of the Congo by exploring a selection of local dishes. Cassava as well as bushmeat are widely used ingredients in meals here. No vacation in the Republic of the Congo is complete without getting a taste of fufu (sticky cassava flour dough) or cooked shrimps. Fruit salad is a great choice to end any Republic of the Congo dining experience. To try an alcohol-free beverage, try mango juice.
When the time comes to leave Pointe-Noire, use the last of your Central African francs on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).