A relatively small, central African territory, with an area of 342,000sq km and a population of 4.2 million, the Republic of Congo is not to be confused with the much larger and sometimes troubled Democratic Republic of Congo. Indeed, one of the many attractions of Congo holidays is the fact that this is an emerging destination, one where tourism is only just starting to break through, where you can still witness an authentic slice of Africa, knowing that you are amongst the first to explore the wildlife riches here.
The Republic of Congo has a sparse population and, as some 80% of the country is covered in dense rainforest, it comes as no surprise that over 85% of inhabitants live in the capital Brazzaville, the second city Pointe-Noire and the various villages which line the railway connecting the two.
The Congo rainforest is known for its biodiversity, featuring over 600 species of trees and 10,000 animal species. Choose Congo holidays for a real pioneer experience and see the sheer beauty of this country before other tourists arrive.
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