Kinshasa travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kinshasa

At a population of over 10 million, Kinshasa is the largest French-speaking city in the world, and is a bustling city under renovation, with remnants of colonial architecture amid the new structures. It is one of the busiest ports on the Congo River, and is full of music and art, with street vendors on every busy street, and an irrepressible energy to explore.

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When to Visit Kinshasa

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With daytime temperatures ranging between 81 and 89 degrees year round, most visitors arrive during the dry season between May and September.

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How to Get to Kinshasa

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Where to Stay in Kinshasa

Enjoy modern comforts and friendly staff at Léon Hôtel, while you'll stay in stylish contemporary elegance at the Kabe Hotel, with great views of the city.

Popular Neighborhoods in Kinshasa

Where to stay in popular areas of Kinshasa

How to Get Around Kinshasa

The Cost of Living in Kinshasa

Shopping Streets

Avenue Lt. Colonel Lukusa is where you'll find Le Premier Shopping Mall and modern boutiques. There are markets and other shopping opportunities along Avenue des Entreprises.

Groceries and Other

The City Market and Hasson et Frères offer well-stocked shelves. A quart of milk costs about FC2,560, and a dozen eggs costs roughly FC3,540.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
S$ 11.16
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
S$ 174.23
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
S$ 0.70
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
S$ 10.11

Where to Eat in Kinshasa

Eat local with a huge menu of Congolese favorites that start at FC15,850 at Chez Flore, where locals love to dine. For a creative menu of Indian/Chinese/European fusion cuisine, look to stylish Fusion, where main dishes begin at about FC19,800.