The Long Road to Odzala, Congo

Roasted peanuts and an ice-cold crocodile. Those are the abiding memories of my first night in Brazzaville, the colourful capital of the Republic of Congo. We bought half a dozen roasted peanut-filled cones in twists of newspaper and spread them out on a plastic pavement table. The tavern- owner delivered a crate of chilled Ngok’ beers and we were all set for sundowners, Brazzaville-style.

I was heading north to the rainforests, but it made sense to spend at least one night in “Brazza”, the tiny cousin of mega-city Kinshasa across the Congo River. It’s a…
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The Long Road to Odzala, Congo