Republic of the Congo

Hired Car

Cars cost $150-300 per day, plus petrol expensive in the Congo, especially for most SUV's. Almost all drivers speak solely French. English, Chinese or German guides can be procured for $50-100/day French guides are much cheaper.

By train
By train

The new Congo Ocean Railway, the Epic Jungle Train of Africa, is now open for 2013. Tickets are best reserved in advance or as part of a tour. The ride is spectacular and takes a full day. You finish at Pointe Noire's lovely renovated station.

By taxi
By taxi

In Brazzaville, taxis are green. 700 CFA generally gets you around a neighborhood. This goes up to 1000 CFA at night. Drivers are generally fair with prices, and haggling is not required before getting in. Shared minibuses and taxis go just about everywhere else and prices are cheap but you have to be extremely patient, tolerant, and time rich, and they aren't particularly safe and comfortable, let alone roadworthy for getting to National parks.