"They want your best there,your money:-)" Pointe-Noire by Herwig1961

Pointe-Noire Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 51 photos

I was working in Pointe Noire and have been there for 2months.It is a very expensive place and during my stay I got robbed by soldiers.Mainly everything there is very expensive and many things are a fake,copies.(cigarettes,wooden masks etc.)Be careful on weekends,soldiers in black uniform are out and force you to give them money or they even take your money.Don`t go out alone.Malaria is a hughe problem there.Most of the hotels are far too expensive for what they offer.There is not much to see in Pointe Noire beside the beach(water is sometimes polluted by the oil platforms close to the beach).Be careful by taking fotos!It is possible to take fotos but most of the time you have to pay for it.It helps if you speak French.Expect that you have to give money by arriving and leaving Pointe Noire(at the airport:-)I have had a very beautiful experience by visiting a catholic mess,wonderful atmosphere and lovely music.At my hotel there have been also some weddings and the music was great.Anyhow,at the end I have been happy to leave Point Noire

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:haven`t found much...the livemusic was good
  • Cons:Malaria,thiefs,very expensive place
  • In a nutshell:if you haven`t seen this place you don`t miss anything
  • Last visit to Pointe-Noire: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2009 at 2:23 AM

    Thanks for sharing your experiences - a lot more comfortable for us from our VT screens!

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Hi Herwig, I would like to visit here one day, but see its still a mess. All the best.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    well, I guess this is not really the right place to go for me...

  • zanzooni's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Not even remotely on any of my lists of places to visit, and after your experience, it ain't gonna happen for me.~

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2008 at 2:15 AM

    Lovely video Herwig :o) And interesting tips. Fancy that....a Eucalyptus plantation in Africa?! Amazing! :o) Cheers, Ann.

  • malianrob's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2008 at 7:49 AM

    Interesting page. Good tips. Does sound a little dangerous. I glad you are ok.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    aaaaasome useful tips. Thanks for sharing.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    This sounds like a dangerous place - healthwise and otherwise! Glad that you had a good experience at the church though.


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