About Kinshasa


Let's have a look around into background of Kinshasa
  • Country: DR Congo
  • Latitude: -4.3
  • Longitude: 15.3
  • Time zone: Africa/Kinshasa
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +1 hours

Weather in Kinshasa

  • Climate: Tropical Savanna Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: May to September

Location

Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated on the Congo River. Once a site of fishing and trading villages, Kinshasa is now a megacity with an estimated population of more than 11 million. It faces Brazzaville, the capital of the neighboring Republic of the Congo, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River, making them the two closest capital cities on Earth after Rome and the Vatican City. The city of Kinshasa is also one of the DRC's 26 provinces.

Distance from Kinshasa center to Airport

The closest major airport to Kinshasa, DR Congo is N'Djili International Airport (FIH / FZAA).

  • Driving Distance: 15 miles / 24 km
  • Driving Time: 23 Minutes
  • Languages: French followed by Lingala being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: N'Djili International Airport
  • Rail: Matadi–Kinshasa Railway
  • Road: Bus: Société de Transport Urbain du Congo (STUC).

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 5 - 10 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Not Mandatory
  • Housekeeper: Not Mandatory

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Not Mandatory

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Brazzaville,
  • Kasangulu,
  • Kinkala

Emergency Contact Numbers in Kinshasa city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 998/999/997
  • Airport: +243 12 30090 (N'Djili International Airport)
  • Hospital: +243 823 419 373 (Kinshasa General Hospital)

Events

  • International Mini-marathon
  • Festival Tableau Noir, Ecran Blanc
  • Temps du Théatre a Lubumbashi

Tourist Attractions

  • Lola ya Bonobo
  • Livingstone Falls
  • National Museum of Congo

Theatre & Concerts

  • Cinekin
  • Ciné Star
  • Antenne a tv

Visit Top Restaurants in Kinshasa

  • ASK Tabuinhas
  • Eric Kayser
  • Patisserie Nouvelle

Top Shopping Centers in Kinshasa

  • Le Premier Shopping Mall
  • City Market Super Market
  • CONGO Trade Centre (CTC)

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Académie des Beaux-Arts
  • Musée Cardinal Malula
  • Place De La Gare Centrale

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Pasta – Limoncello
  • Pizza – O'Poeta
  • Pizza – A Casa Mia

Sports Club

  • TP Mazembe – Football
  • AS Vita Club – Football
  • Daring Club Motema Pembe – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 4,688.64 FC
  • Taxi: 4,688.64 FC (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 6,251,526.25 FC
  • Cheap meal: 12,503.05 FC
  • Gasoline: 2,344.32 FC / litre
  • 3 course meal: 78,144.08 FC

 

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