Explore the Congo Basin

Explore the Congo Basin

Venture into the heart of the Congo Basin, the world's second largest expanse of tropical rainforest, and the home of Africa's densest population of western lowland gorillas. Rarely visited, Odzala-Kokoua National Park is Africa at its most wild.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Brazzaville

    You will be met on arrival at Brazzaville and transferred to the Radisson Blu Hotel for one night, inc. breakfast.

  2. Day 2: Brazzaville - Ngaga Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your private charter flight to Mboko airstrip, Odzala-Kokoua National Park.

  3. Day 3: Gorilla tracking

    This morning you will be woken early at around 5am, ready to depart with your guide and gorilla tracker after an early breakfast at camp.

  4. Day 4: Gorilla tracking

    This morning will follow the same schedule as yesterday, though this time visiting the other family group of gorillas – or both (the two groups share territory and often overlap and spend time with each other).

  5. Day 5: Mboko Camp, Odzala-Kokoua National Park

    After breakfast depart with your guide for Mboko Camp, a drive of approx. 2½ hours, during which you will leave the jungle behind and enter a landscape of open savannah plains – keep your eyes peeled for buffalo, duiker and forest elephant.

  6. Day 6: Water-based activities

    Drive down to the river after breakfast and board river kayaks for a leisurely morning on the river. This is a great way to spot wildlife, as the kayaks allow you to move quietly without disturbing the more sensitive creatures of the forest.

  7. Day 7: Forest and water-based activities

    After breakfast, depart on an adventure walk accompanied by your guide and ranger. The walk will last approx. 4 hours and will see you explore the different habitats found around the lodge.

  8. Day 8: Brazzaville

    After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip where you board your charter flight to Brazzaville.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.
Pricing

8 days from £5895pp

Pricing

8 days from £5895pp

Testimonial

Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday. From the start to the finish it exceeded all expectations.

Beth and Phil