Boma is town of an estimated population of 527,725 (2009 estimate) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Boma is one of two major cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s province of Bas Congo (or Kongo Central) with the other city being the province’s capital of Matadi. Boma has a port where bananas, cacao, palm products, and timber are exported. The port in Boma is the second-largest port in DR Congo with the largest being the port in Matadi. Boma was once the capital of the Belgian Congo and the Congo Free State.
Getting To Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
For air travellers, Boma is serviced by the airport in Matadi, called the Tshimpi Airport (or the Matadi Airport) where you can make the roughly two-hour journey by bus or taxi to Boma. You can also board a ferry from other towns in DRC through the Congo River.
What To Do In Boma
Though Boma is not a tourist destination, its port and various commercial activities have drawn a lot of people to the city. While in town, you should definitely visit the port and watch see the Congo River flowing by. Boma also has the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest in the whole of Africa. Still retaining its architecture and look after so many years, the cathedral is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic faith.
Where to Stay in Boma
Jumia Travel offers you accommodation booking in Boma. Hotel Mabuilu provides free WiFi, satellite TV, 24/7 air conditioning and a large array of meals and drinks.