town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kisantu is in Western DRC.


Kisantu is located approximately in 104 kilometers (65 mi) southwest of the city of Kinshasa, the national capital city.

Get inEdit

Passenger trains are once again running to Kisantu from the capital Kinshasa and from Matadi. Trains are semi-modern with first-class seats and a dining car. There are departures 1-2 times a week and with a journey time of three hours from Kinshasa.

  • 1 Kisantu railway station (Gare de Kisantu).
  • Inkisi Airport (ICAO: FZAS). Is located in town of Kisantu from Congo Central Province.

Get aroundEdit

The means of moving around the city varies from public transport using buses, boda-boda, and as well by taxi or renting a car.

Map of Kisantu


The citizens mostly speaks their local language Kituba, but there are also some who speak French, Swahili, and Portuguese.


The massive Kisantu Cathedral.
  • 1 Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs). Large Catholic cathedral, on of the largest in the country. Built between 1926 and 1936 in a Tuscan-inspired architectural style.    
  • 2 Kisantu botanical garden (Jardin botanique de Kisantu). Dating back to 1900, the botanical garden was created by Jesuit missionaries. The garden suffered severe neglect from 1960 until a restoration effort took place in 2004. The park contains about 2,200 different species and has emerged as a popular destination in the western parts of DRC.  



  • Galerie Sinda mputu.
  • Village Mbata Chez Diazy Nsoko.


  • Mbuela Village.
  • Hotel Maracuja.
  • Hotel Chateau Blanc.


  • Bar Tresor Bumba.
  • Jardin Mater Vitae cafe.


  • La Quadra.
  • JMK Service Kisantu.
  • Mbuela Lodge.
  • Hotel Touristique A La Moule.
  • Centre Spirituel emmaus.


You can tune to different radios in this area that have French program, and the radio stations are RTC Kisantu on 96.50MHz, and Radio Ntetembo'eto on 107.00MHz.

Go nextEdit

  • Inkisi River.
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