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About Pointe Noire

Pointe Noire is situated in Congo. Pointe Noire backpacking tours are known for great beaches, beautiful scenery and amazing birdlife to be seen through the region and surrounding areas.


Pointe Noire airports are as follows:
•Pointe Noire Airport


Pointe Noire birdlife is fairly rich, with a number of coastal near-endemic and migratory species to be found. Common species to be seen include African Skimmers and House Sparrow, as well as Congo Sand Martin, Brazza's Martin, Congo Sunbird, Jameson's Antpecker, Black-chinned Weaver, Loango Weaver and Bob-tailed Weaver.


Pointe Noire conservation is crucial to control and preserve the area's biodiversity. Pointe Noire is a large bush meat supplying city, with an estimated 300 gorillas a year killed for the bush meat industry. Land abuse, deforestation, over-fishing and pollution are just some of the environmental hazards Pointe Noire faces.


Pointe Noire malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Pointe Noire money and banking information includes the following:
•Banks are open Monday to Friday from 06h30 to 13h00
•Counters usually close at 11h30
•Credit cards may be accepted at major hotels but hardly anywhere else
•Travelers checks in Euros or Pounds may be accepted at some places
•Cash is usually preferred, and US Dollars are widely accepted


There are a number of species included in Pointe Noire plant life, with a number of forests to be seen, including Bois de Tivala and Bois d' Amour, as well as wetlands and marshes, coastal vegetation, sandy savanna, plantations, Eucalyptus plantations and crops to a degree.

Safety Tips

•Pointe Noire is generally safe to visit
•Petty crime can be a problem however, so be on guard and take basic precautions
•Keep valuables safe and out of sight in a moneybag under your shirt
•Avoid remote areas after dark, especially if you are a woman
•Avoid large crowds or demonstrations which may turn violent

Travel Books

Pointe Noire recommended travel books include:
•Congo Bradt Travel Guide by Sean Rorison
•Culture and Customs of the Congo by Tshilemalema Mukenge
•The History of Congo: by Ch. Didier Gondola
•Democratic Republic of the Congo Enchantment of the World Series by Terri Willis
•Democratic Republic of Congo in Pictures by Francesca Davis Dipiazza


Pointe Noire wildlife includes species from dense rainforests in the Kouilou region about 150km outside of the city, and the nearby Conkouati-Douli National Park. A diversity of species including Gorilla, African rock python, spotted hyena, and Nile monitor lizard can be found in these habitats.


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