Pointe – Noire is a port city and oil industry hub in the Republic of the Congo. It’s also known for its beaches. The city’s train station is the terminus of the French colonial Congo-Ocean Railway. Nearby, dense rain forest surrounds the striking red cliffs of the Diosso Gorge. North of the city, Conkouati – Douli National Park features abundant wildlife and diverse terrain like lagoons, mangroves and savannah.