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Tracking the lowland gorillas

  • Days 1-4 : ODZALA–KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK
  • Days 4-6 : ODZALA–KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK
  • Days 6-8 : ODZALA–KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK
  • Guide Price : £11,708 per person
  • Duration : 7 nights
  • Countries : Republic Of Congo

This is the perfect Congo itinerary! Taking you to three different safari zones. Enjoy tracking lowland gorillas, canoeing down amazing waterways, meeting forest elephant, and going on epic river cruises that are some of the best in Africa! A great trip for those looking for something special and off the beaten track.

 

Specific highlights of this Republic of the Congo safari:

  • Home to the second-largest rainforest in the world and known as the lungs of Africa!
  • An epic adventure exploring the tapestry of rivers, bais, savanna, and forests of the Congo Basin
  • Home to rare and endangered species, Odzala is first and foremost about conservation and research
  • Unique range of activities, from gorilla trekking to game drives, day and night forest walks, river-wading to kayaking and boating
  • Best suited to those seeking a fully immersive experience that pushes out of the comfort zone

Overview of the suggested Republic of the Congo safari lodges and activities:

This 7-night safari adventure begins in Ngaga Camp, where you’ll stay for three nights for gorilla trekking. This treehouse paradise is the perfect place from which to head out into the rainforest to meet the gorilla families. Often called ‘gorilla central’, Ngaga also offers much more besides the majestic mammals, including fantastic night walks where you will see animals that don’t exist anywhere else on Earth! From here it’s a short hop to Lango Camp, where you’ll stay for 2 nights. This is the home of the forest elephants and plenty of buffalo. The camp looks out over a salt pan called a ‘bai’, a swampy depression that attracts a lot of wildlife. The activities here are far ranging, including more classical game drives to see big game, walking safaris, and further opportunities to see gorillas in the wild. The next leg of your adventure will take you to Mboko Camp, staying 2 nights for game drives, walking safaris, and exceptional boating. All these three camps border or are in Odzala–Kokoua National Park, where the diversity of wildlife is primaeval. There are very few camps in this area, so you will have a remote, tourist-free, ‘old Africa’ experience in the pristine rainforest!

Who is this Republic of the Congo trip for?

This trip has been designed and priced with couples and honeymooners in mind (two adults travelling together). However, every trip we create is tailor-made to suit the client. So if you’re a group or a family, we might even suggest different accommodation. After a discussion with you about your preferences and needs, we can move some elements and change the number of days – it all depends entirely on what you would like to do!

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The prices below are per person (based on two adults travelling together) and please note that the prices are approximate for 2024. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your holiday. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx £11,708 per person in low season

From approx n/a in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation, and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

This is the perfect Congo itinerary! Taking you to three different safari zones. Enjoy tracking lowland gorillas, canoeing down amazing waterways, meeting forest elephant, and going on epic river cruises that are some of the best in Africa! A great trip for those looking for something special and off the beaten track.

 

Specific highlights of this Republic of the Congo safari:

  • Home to the second-largest rainforest in the world and known as the lungs of Africa!
  • An epic adventure exploring the tapestry of rivers, bais, savanna, and forests of the Congo Basin
  • Home to rare and endangered species, Odzala is first and foremost about conservation and research
  • Unique range of activities, from gorilla trekking to game drives, day and night forest walks, river-wading to kayaking and boating
  • Best suited to those seeking a fully immersive experience that pushes out of the comfort zone

Overview of the suggested Republic of the Congo safari lodges and activities:

This 7-night safari adventure begins in Ngaga Camp, where you’ll stay for three nights for gorilla trekking. This treehouse paradise is the perfect place from which to head out into the rainforest to meet the gorilla families. Often called ‘gorilla central’, Ngaga also offers much more besides the majestic mammals, including fantastic night walks where you will see animals that don’t exist anywhere else on Earth! From here it’s a short hop to Lango Camp, where you’ll stay for 2 nights. This is the home of the forest elephants and plenty of buffalo. The camp looks out over a salt pan called a ‘bai’, a swampy depression that attracts a lot of wildlife. The activities here are far ranging, including more classical game drives to see big game, walking safaris, and further opportunities to see gorillas in the wild. The next leg of your adventure will take you to Mboko Camp, staying 2 nights for game drives, walking safaris, and exceptional boating. All these three camps border or are in Odzala–Kokoua National Park, where the diversity of wildlife is primaeval. There are very few camps in this area, so you will have a remote, tourist-free, ‘old Africa’ experience in the pristine rainforest!

Who is this Republic of the Congo trip for?

This trip has been designed and priced with couples and honeymooners in mind (two adults travelling together). However, every trip we create is tailor-made to suit the client. So if you’re a group or a family, we might even suggest different accommodation. After a discussion with you about your preferences and needs, we can move some elements and change the number of days – it all depends entirely on what you would like to do!

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Days 1-4 ODZALA–KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

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The first leg of your Congo adventure sees you arrive right in the heart of gorilla country. Ngaga Camp is built within the rooftops of the rainforest, the entire property is elevated on stilts, so that you feel at one with the forest. With just six en-suite chalets, Naga also offers a warm welcome from the staff and an intimate jungle experience. The wooden structures that make up the camp blend beautifully with the natural surroundings. There’s a star-deck too, complete with fire-pit – this is a great spot for social gatherings and exchanging stories about the day’s activities! From Ngaga you will trek through Odzala rainforest to meet the lowland gorillas in their natural habitat. The hike can be long or short depending on where the family is at the time, so be prepared for potentially a long day! But visiting these great apes is often one of the most rewarding things you can do on any safari.

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Days 4-6 ODZALA–KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

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The next leg of your trip takes you further into the jungle, to stay at Lango Camp for two nights. Here the sheer wealth and diversity of the forest come to life, including forest elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, and a few other primates – De Brazza’s monkey, Angolan talapoin, mantled guereza, and Tana River mangabey. There’s also some brilliant birdlife. With its rooms on elevated platforms featuring wraparound decks for views over the bai, this is a truly magical place. Treehouses are the order of the day in the forest! The lounge, bar, and dining spaces also have beautiful views over the bai, so you can relax and tuck into delicious meals while watching the resident herbivores eating alongside you.

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Days 6-8 ODZALA–KOKOUA NATIONAL PARK

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The final stop on your Congo odyssey takes you to Mboko Camp. This is a delightful, relaxing property and a fantastic place from which to explore the river systems of the Congo basin on foot, by boat, or by kayak. Transfers between the camps depend on how you feel – some are done by boat, on foot, or you can mountain bike on trails! There are classic game drives on offer here too, as well as the chance to head out at night when you can see hyena, serval, and aardvark lurking in the shadows. The camp is also located next to a bai, which attracts plenty of wildlife, and all the charming cottages are riverside, so you can hear the sounds of the river at night. It's a magical place!

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