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African Rainforest Safari

Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo

9 Days / 8 Nights

Price from $ 14 985.00 per person sharing

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ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Discover the Congo: An Expedition Beyond Imagination

If you think you know Africa, prepare for a perspective altering experience. Here, your mind is blown by the sheer vastness of the Congo Basin as your lungs are filled by the freshest air in the world. Between rainforests, savannahs, rivers, mineral-rich baïs and swamps, you undertake an epic adventure of gorilla tracking, game drives, boating, kayaking, forest walking, and river wading to discover rare and endangered species.

Day 1: Arrival in Brazzaville

On arrival at Maya Maya Airport, embrace a warm welcome to Brazzaville. A private transfer takes you to the Radisson Blu Hotel for an overnight stay before your African Rainforest Expedition begins. Depending on your arrival time, explore the vibrant City to soak in its culture and warmth.  

Day 2: Journey to Ngaga Camp

This morning, you’ll be transferred to Maya Maya Airport for a scheduled charter flight departing at 1pm (Monday or Thursday only). Arriving at Mboko Airstrip at 3pm, embark on a scenic 3-hour road journey through Odzala-Kokoua National Park to Ngaga Camp.

Nestled in the Ndezhi Forest on the western boundary just outside of Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Ngaga offers a unique experience with carefully crafted rooms are on stilts and 360º viewing walkways. Meet the gorilla research team, savour a delicious dinner, and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 3 & 4: Gorilla Tracking and Forest Exploration

Immerse yourself in morning gorilla tracking experiences with a guide and tracker, followed by lunch and relaxation at Ngaga Camp. Afternoons bring gentle forest walks marvelling at the exquisite bird and forest life, river sundowners, night walks to discover nocturnal forest life, and time with the gorilla research team.

Day 5 & 6: Lango Camp Experience

After breakfast, a road transfer takes you through the Mbomo village and the Odzala-Kokoua National Park to Mboko Camp, arriving in time for lunch. A kayak experience on the Lekoli River leads you across to Lango Camp, where you can relax, venture on a discovery baï walk, and enjoy sundowners.

Lango Camp, in the south-central part of the Odzala-Kokoau National Park, is built on 3–4-meter stilts offering a treehouse-like atmosphere overlooking the Lango Baï. Here you’ll get your feet wet walking through the baï, venture on a forest walk to experience this part of the forest and relax on the deck listening to the sounds of the surrounds and watching the birdlife go about their day.

Day 7 & 8: Guided Walk and Transfer to Moboko Camp

Embark on a guided walk, enjoying breakfast overlooking the baï, before transferring to Mboko Camp through a swamp. Relax on the Likeni River, venture on guided forest walks, and unwind while soaking in savannah views.

Embark on a guided walk, enjoying breakfast overlooking the baï, then continue along a wooden path and through the swamp, where a game drive vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to Mboko Camp in time for lunch. Mboko’s 6 chalets are dotted along the Likeni River, overlooking the wide-open grasslands. Cruise on the Lekoli River, swim, venture on guided forest walks or simply unwind whilst soaking in the savannah views.

Day 9: Farewell to Odzala-Kokoua

Bid a fond farewell to the Mboko Camp staff after breakfast, and transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Brazzaville. Arriving at Maya Maya Airport at 11am, choose to extend your stay in Brazzaville, venture to a new destination, or connect with an onward flight home.

INCLUDES

* All accommodation, meals and beverages
* Scheduled light aircraft charter flights from / to Brazzaville
* 2 Gorilla tracking permits
* Boat cruise at Mboko Camp
* Kayak safari from Mboko to Lango
* Daily guided forest walks (dry)
* Guided bai walks (wet)
* Guided forest night walk
* Community and culture interaction at Ngaga
* Limited laundry and Wi-Fi
* Road transfers between airport and hotel, and camp activities
* Half day tour in Brazzaville, including lunch
* Airport assistance on arrival
* Letter of invitation for the Republic of Congo
* Conservation and park fees
* MedEvac

MALLERBY’S TIPS & NOTES

Embark on a journey beyond imagination – an unparalleled rainforest safari, unlike anything else in Africa!

  • Dive into a rainforest safari experience that transcends anything else in Africa! Join the ranks of a select few, privileged among a mere hundred tourists annually, to explore this remarkable region. Witness the enchanting presence of rare species, including forest elephants, buffalo, bongo, and sitatunga. Track the elusive western lowland gorillas, marvel at the diverse birdlife, witness countless butterflies, and actively contribute to the analysis of animal behaviour data alongside dedicated researchers. Your stay goes beyond exploration—it directly and positively impacts conservation efforts and local communities.
  • We take immense pride in our partnership with an extraordinary company, renowned for its unwavering dedication to western lowland gorilla research and the preservation of the vulnerable rainforest, often referred to as the ‘lungs’ of our planet.
  • This extraordinary itinerary is available throughout the year, including the peak wet seasons from February to June and September/October, promising a unique and captivating experience. Embrace the extraordinary, even in the midst of rainforest transformations.
  • In addition to the 8-night adventure, we offer extended 11-night and 12-night itineraries, each meticulously crafted with designated arrival days for your convenience. Whether you seek a shorter escape or a more extended exploration, we have a journey tailored to your desires.
  • Take advantage of our exclusive group rates, ensuring an intimate and immersive experience with a minimum of 8 guests and a maximum of 12 guests. Form connections and share the magic of this extraordinary adventure with like-minded travellers.
  • Families are warmly welcomed, with a minimum age requirement of 16 years for children. Create lasting memories together in the heart of the rainforest.
  • At Mallerby’s Luxury Travel, we are dedicated to ensuring your journey is seamless from the moment you depart your home country until your return. Let us handle all your travel arrangements, providing you with a perfect, hassle-free experience.
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