Despite its 170 km of coastline and almost as much fine sand, its forests with rare species and species and its sumptuous natural landscapes, Congo has never been promoted as a holiday destination. It is therefore not a destination for mass tourism and, unless there is a radical change in general policy, it will probably never be. You will find places with few maps, a few trails to open and a curiosity that is often benevolent towards foreign countries. A country where the human dimension takes on its full meaning, where tourism remains a craft industry in a world where it is an industry, even if times are changing and Congo, which has found peace, has opened up to the financial and human flows of globalization, gradually becoming aware of its tourist assets. Offer yourself the privilege of still being considered as a person rather than a tourist.
"Civilized to the bone marrow! :
... was thrilled to discover the peoples of Congo the German ethnologist Leo Frobénius who undertook nearly a dozen expeditions to Black Africa between 1904 and 1935.If today the notion of "civilized" has colonial overtones, the Congolese are still, for the most part, people who show, without affectation, a delicate politeness.We can here (if we know how to smile and show respect) get lost without worries, go to the heart of the neighbourhoods, ask for directions, be guided. Rare carelessness and freedom...
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette