There is a tale of two Congo’s waiting to be told…
What many do not realise, is that there are in fact two Congo’s. Each with its own heritage, culture, rich natural kingdom and sense of place in time.
The history of these two unique countries runs deep with stories about hundreds of different tribes, explorers, tragedy, victory and the natural kingdom which has been present through it all.
Odzala Discovery Camps is found in the north-west of the Republic of the Congo in Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Here, we have a private airstrip and 3 immersive camps, in balance with our environment.
Our guests arrive in Brazzaville, our capital city, at Maya Maya Airport, which sits across the river from Kinshasa, the capital city of Democratic Republic of the Congo. We have put together some commonly asked differences to make it easier…
A TALE OF TWO CONGOS
|Frequently asked||Republic of the Congo||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Known as||Congo – Brazzaville||Zaire|
|Former Colony of||France||Belgium|
|The people are known as||Congolese|
|Physical size of the country||341 500 km2||2 267 050 km2|
|Population size in 2017||5 261 000||81 340 000|
|Borders with||Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Gabon||South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola & Republic of the Congo|
|Safety rating in the World on ‘Safe Around’||75||153|
|Local Currency||Central African Franc XAF/CFA||Congolais Franc – CDF|
|Number of National Parks||5 covering 9% of the country||9 covering 4% of the country|
|Type of Gorillas found here||Western Lowland||Mountain & Eastern Lowland|