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Parking your rental car in Congo can best be done in a garage. Its safer for you and your rental car. There might be the possibility to park your rental car in the outskirts of Congo and move around by public transportation which is not too expensive and will compensate for the parking fee you will need to pay if parking in the city center. Take in mind that many big cities have a city center only accessible for locals or delivery purposes.A rental car for every occasion
Just for a visit or going to a meeting/convention with colleagues; There are several types of rental cars available for you. We can supply a rental car for 1 person or even up to 9 persons. Cheap economic cars or more exclusive cars; there will always be the right car of your choice.Terms and conditions
Rentalcargroup.com works with many large and small car rental agencies, each car rental company has their own terms and conditions. We recommend you to always read and check carefully the detailed terms before you book you car rental. Our call center is 7 days available by phone or chat if you have any doubts regarding the terms, we are happy to assist you.Drive your rental car in Congo
Driving around in the city of Congo with a rental car can be a hassle but not impossible. Its a good way to move around but we advise to have a look at the local traffic rules as they may vary with what you are used to. Take in mind that in rush hour traffic can be pretty dense and it can take longer before you reach your destination.One way car rentals in Congo
Most major car rental agents in Congo offer one way rentals. One-way rental is when you collect the car in one place and return the car in another location. In most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. In the terms and conditions will state if the one-way fee is included in the rental price. If the one-way charge is not included in the rental price, the one way charge needs to be paid on arrival directly to the car rental agent.
Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville or the republic of Congo is a Central African country bordered by Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon and Cabinda, an Angolan enclave. As a tourist, you need to understand that there are two countries in Africa with the word ‘Congo’ in their names;
Brazzaville is the capital city of the Republic of Congo, while the capital city of The Democratic Republic of the Congo is known as Kinshasa.
The country is infamous for being war torn. However, it does not mean that it does not make an excellent tourist destination. Additionally, it does not mean that you cannot rent a car and explore the marvelous tourist destinations the country offers, in comfort. There are a good number of cheap car hire service providers, who will provide you with outstanding car rental services.
If you choose to rent a car, it is advisable you stay clear from the east along with the north east parts of the country. Otherwise, all other parts of the country are safe for tourists. Apart from car rental, there are other transport means like buses, taxis and trains.
A visa should be obtained in advance for foreigners entering the country. You should also have an up-to-date vaccination certificate for yellow fever. It is recommended that the visa you hold has a minimum validity period of six months.
Congo uses French as the official language. If you are not a French speaker, it pays to learn a bit of French, just in case you would like to interact with the natives. Additionally, if you would like to rent a car and travel on your own, you might find yourself in need of help particularly with regard to directions. Some other native languages like Kingwana, Tshiluba, Lingala and Kikongo are also spoken.
The official currency used in the country is known as the Congolese Franc, abbreviated as CDF. There is a very limited use of credit cards in the country, and the same applies to traveler’s checks. The country’s economy is highly unstable, and currency exchange rates fluctuate without warning.
The country straddles the equator. Its climate is, therefore, hot and humid. The south of the equator experiences heavy rainfall between October and May, while the north side experiences the same from April to November.
The Republic of Congo boasts of a breathtaking landscape with plenty of swamps, virgin forests and waterfalls. There is a wide variety of wildlife in Congo too, with its coastal plain being dotted with lagoons. Visit the Marketplace, the Brazzaville Basilica, Congo River rapids along with Lefini Faunal Reserve. If you have time to spare, join the famous 21 day tour down River Congo.
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