Discover the Loufoulakari Falls in Congo Brazzaville
If you’re looking for escape and well-being, we recommend a visit to a breathtaking tourist spot called Loufoulakari Falls in the southwest of the Republic of Congo. It’s more than 80 km from Brazzaville, in the Pool department of the Great Lakes region.
What are Loufoulakari Falls?
The Loufoulakari Falls are magnificent waterfalls with a gigantic pile of flagstones representing a staircase. They are the result of the meeting of the Loufoulakari River and the Congo River. They were made famous by Congolese singer Youlou Mabiala with the song “Loufoulakari”.
Since then, many Congolese and foreign visitors have set off to visit this incredible, spiritual place.
It’s a legendary spiritual place.
The first legend is that the Kongo resistance fighter Boueta M’bongo was killed and beheaded in 1890 by the French colonizers. His body was dumped in this symbolic spot.
The second legend is that the future first president of the Republic of Congo, Abbé Fulbert Youlou, used to plunge with his cassock into the Loufoulakari Falls to soak up the power of his ancestors. And when he came out, his clothes were completely dry. Many of his followers considered him to be the reincarnation of Jesus.
When should you visit?
We advise you to visit it during the day.
How do I get there?
On the RN2 From Nganga Lingolo, take a 4×4 towards Linzolo. Be careful, the road is not very good. Follow the road to Mbanza Ndounga and then to Kimpandzou. From there, you’ll find a road leading to the falls.
What activities can I do?
- Discover the waterfalls.
- Swim and enjoy the waterfalls.
- Go hiking.
What do you think?