The Republic of the Congo’s sparse population is concentrated in the southwestern portion of the country, leaving the vast areas of tropical jungle in the north virtually uninhabited.
*Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (map) — the largest and most remote of Congo’s national parks and reserves, located in the far north bordering the Central African Republic’s Dzanga Sangha National Reserve.
Owando (map) — considered one of the best places to visit in the north of Republic of Congo. Gorillas >> Lesio-Louna Wildlife Reserve (map).
Muggings and pick pocketing do happen frequently near the ports in Pointe Noire and Brazzaville, and sometimes in the Congolese neighborhoods surrounding Brazzaville’s City Center. In any case use your common sense.
The likelihood of getting malaria is very high if effective preventative medication is not taken. Tap water is not drinkable, if it’s even running at all.