Banks and Foreign Exhange
The currency in Republic of Congo is the Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF). The Euro is the preferred foreign currency accepted in Republic of Congo. Due to various limitations in the country, our recommendation is to travel with and use Euro cash for all payments. Wilderness camps accept Euros and US Dollars as payment for drinks, gratuities, etc.
US Dollars and Euros in large denominations can be exchanged in the main cities. It is, however, not recommended and all necessary money exchange should be made prior to travel. Travellers Cheques are not recommended as they carry a high commission rate and it is a very lengthy procedure to exchange them.