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Wonders of the Republic of Congo

Chimpanzee using tools in Goualougo Triangle - one of the wonders of the Republic of Congo. Humans never lived in this forest
Chimpanzee using tools in Goualougo Triangle. Humans never lived in this forest / Photo Credit: Morgan/Sanz, Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo.

WorldBlue  Highlights

The Republic of Congo is an exotic country with diverse landscapes. Most of the country is covered with pristine rainforest and in some parts of the country humans have never lived – and don’t live up to this day.

Landmarks of the Republic of Congo are poorly researched and the list below mentions just a few. Highlights of Congo are its intact ecosystems with many species still to be discovered and numerous waterfalls.

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WorldViolet Top 10 wonders of the Republic of Congo

Geological wonders

Loufoulakari Falls


Waterfall near the mouth of Loufoulakari River at its confluence with Congo. Waterfall is U shaped, has several cascades and is more than 40 m tall.

Bouenza Falls (Moukoukoulou Falls)


Large waterfall, more than 100 m wide and more than 40 m tall.

Mouroula Falls


Approximately 100 m wide and 40 m tall waterfall.

Bela Falls


An impressive waterfall at the mouth of wide river, with a view on Congo River. Total height of falls exceeds 150 m, it has several cascades.

Brazzaville Rapids


Impressive rapids in Congo River.

Diosso Gorge


Gorge with colorful cliffs – badlands.

Biological wonders

Lake Tele


Round freshwater lake deep in swampland and rainforest, possible impact crater. According to local stories in this lake and surrounding area lives mokèlé-mbèmbé – a purported giant reptile. This remote area is very rich with rare species of plants and animals including a population of more than 120 thousand gorillas. Many other cryptids were reported, such as mahamba – giant crocodile.

Mysterious Lake Tele, Republic of Congo
Mysterious Lake Tele / Photo courtesy of Tom Klaytor, CC BY 2.0
Goualougo Triangle


Large tract of pristine lowland rainforest, dubbed "The Last Eden" or "The Last Place on Earth" due to its virgin wildlife. Local chimpanzees, as well as other animals, have never met humans – it seems that humans have never lived here.

Chimpanzee researching videocamera in Goualougo triangle
Chimpanzee has decided to research videocamera in Goualougo Triangle / Goualougo Ape Project, still from Youtube video

Archaeological wonders

Madingo Kayes prehistoric settlements


Several settlements where in the first centuries of Common Era lived the earliest known complex societies in Central Africa.

Architecture wonders

St. Anne Basilica in Brazzaville


Large church with an unusual design that was built in 1949.

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