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Boma is a port city located on the Congo River, about 100 kilometres upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. It sits in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bordering Angola. The city has a long history, having served as the capital of the Congo Free State and Belgian Congo until 1926. Today, it's the second-largest port in the country after Matadi. Due to its location on the river, Boma offers visitors the chance to experience river life, including boat tours and excursions. The city also has a university and a historic city centre. The climate in Boma is tropical, with hot and humid temperatures year-round.

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Airports near Boma

There are multiple ways to reach Boma - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Boma.

N'djili International Airport

As the busiest airport in the DRC, N'djili, situated in Kinshasa, offers a wider array of domestic and regional flights compared to other choices. However, you'll still need to find a connecting flight or alternative ground transportation, as no airlines offer direct routes from Kinshasa to Boma.


Muanda Airport

This airport, serving the city of Muanda on the Atlantic Coast, primarily operates domestic flights. While it might be geographically closer to Boma compared to Kinshasa, limited flight options mean you'll likely still need connecting flights or long-distance ground transportation.


Maya-Maya Airport

Located in Brazzaville, the capital of the neighbouring Republic of Congo, this airport offers international connections and some regional flights. To reach Boma, you would need to cross the border into DRC via ferry or other means and arrange onward transportation.


Matadi Airport

Situated in the city of Matadi, DRC, this airport primarily serves domestic flights. While Matadi is closer to Boma than Kinshasa, the limited flight options and the challenging terrain during ground transport should be carefully considered.

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If you'd like to easily manage your travel expenses and don't want to pay the full cost of your flights to Boma upfront, why not consider using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods at Alternative Airlines?

With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Boma into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Boma

Exploring Boma's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

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The Congo River

The Congo River, the second-longest river in Africa and the deepest river in the world by volume, runs right next to Boma. You can hire a boat for a scenic tour on the river, where you might see some wildlife like hippos or crocodiles.

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Matadi Marketplace

This lively marketplace located 43 km from Boma is a great place to experience local Congolese culture. You can find a variety of fresh produce, local crafts, and prepared foods here.

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Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

This historic Roman Catholic cathedral is one of the most prominent landmarks in Boma. Construction began in 1901 and was completed in 1934. The cathedral is known for its beautiful stained glass windows and architecture.

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