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Kinshasa

Africa
25+

Rank in Democratic Republic of the Congo

1

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Congolese Franc(CDF)
Weather
Partly cloudy 24.3℃
Time
00:04 AM (GMT +01:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Kinshasa

Kinshasa (previously known as Leopoldville) is the capital and the third-largest city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has a vast land area which includes both rural and urban habitats. The city is located along the banks of the River Congo, which is the second largest river in Africa. The Congo is an important source of hydroelectric power, and the downstream of Kinshasa has the potential to generate enough power to supply the whole continent of Africa. Historically, the city has suffered a fair amount, but the city is on the path of growth and urbanization.

Continent Country
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo
Airport Name / IATA Code
N'djili Airport FIH
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
Ndolo Airport NLO


Kinshasa
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, May, June, July, August.In the time from March to May the temperatures are warm and comfortable for tourists to visit the city attractions. June to August the temperatures are lower but are still relatively comfortable for tourists to explore the city.
Moderate time to visit
December, January, February.The temperatures and rainfall are not very high, making it a dry period. The weather might not be suitable for all tourists during this time.
Worst time to visit
September, October, November.The temperatures go down and bring cold weather conditions with rain or snow taking place about three to ten times a month. It is colder, and not the best time to visit.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 21 21 21 21 21 19 17 18 20 21 21 21
Maximum temprature (℃) 26 26 26 26 26 24 22 21 23 26 25 24
Rain fall (mm) 148 125 177 200 125 6 2 3 35 129 249 171
Population
9.46 (Millions)
Official Language
French
Spoken Language
Kikongo, Swahili, Ts... Read more
Other Language
Kikongo, Swahili, Ts... Read more
Police
999
Ambulance
997
Taxi
Start Tariff: CDF 1.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.14
Cup of Coffee USD 3.13
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.75
Rice/Kg USD 3.28
White Bread USD 1.49
Eggs (12) USD 2.34
Combo Meal USD 13.65
Fine Dining USD 34.27
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.91
Domestic Beer USD 1.16
Imported Beer USD 2.60
Bottle of Wine USD 8.20
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.13
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.38
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.43
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1281.02
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Kinshasa is home to Le Beach Ngobila Beach.
  • Take a cruise down the Congo River to get a glimpse of the local villages.
  • Enjoy the musical programs at Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles.
  • ​​​​​​Texaf Bilembo is an art and cultural center which hosts cultural events and can be enjoyed by tourists.
Shopping
Marche Nouveau DAIPN
Place des evolues
Distance From City Center
18.8 Km
Mercato delle Stoffe Africane
Avenue des Enterprises
Distance From City Center
23.8 Km
Bandombe Galerie
34 avenue du commerce Commune de la Gombe Kinshasa
Distance From City Center
24.5 Km
Taxi
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Kuba wrap, which is made from the fiber of raffia palm trees.
  • Ivory pendants.
  • Katanga hand-painted art.
  • Copper masks and wood carvings.
  • Congo-Kinshasa t-shirts.
  • A Kinshasa map magnet.
  • Handcrafted bags.
  • Crystals.

Tourist attractions in Kinshasa

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